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  • Five Myths About Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    Five Myths About Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
    A political nobody just three years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the first official candidate vying for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination. His was a noisy entrance into government, marked by outspokenness and partisanship that clearly...
  • Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans

    Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans
    A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, would let those with student loan debt do something they can't do now: refinance their student loans. It's a much-needed measure that, in the long run, would help both...
  • Vietnam vets take time out to recall their service

    Vietnam vets take time out to recall their service
    Aside from a few non-veteran supporters and those who served in other wars, Monday's fifth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day was celebrated by Vietnam veterans for Vietnam veterans. "We don't care if we raise awareness. The people who spit on...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    Sen. Marco Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13
    Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans. The first-term Republican from Florida, appearing on Fox News,...
  • Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?

    Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?
    Poor Mike Pence. The Indiana governor, eyeing a long-shot presidential bid, probably didn't expect the hot mess he got himself into by signing his state's version of the federal Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, or RFRA. And it showed. On ABC's...
  • US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

    In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans....
  • One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say

    One dead, two wounded after intruders enter National Security Agency, officials say
    A trip that began in Baltimore ended Monday morning with two men dressed as women in a stolen SUV careening toward the entrance to National Security Agency headquarters, where police opened fire, killing one and wounding the other. Officials said an NSA...
  • Spokesman found dead month after Missouri auditor killed himself

    Spokesman found dead month after Missouri auditor killed himself
    Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Monday, police confirmed that Jackson had shot himself in an apparent...
  • Tammy Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate

    Tammy Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
  • GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?

    GOP dilemma: Cut or borrow to boost defense spending?
    Republican presidential hopefuls are at war with each other over the budget for war. In the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio proposed billions of extra dollars for the Pentagon. So did Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, but, unlike Mr. Rubio, the...
  • Head of federal drug policy visits Ohio

    The head of federal drug policy planned to meet with state and local officials while visiting Ohio for a state conference on opiates. Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli was scheduled to be in Columbus Tuesday as the keynote...