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  • As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives

    As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives
    Now that Jeb Bush has sent his clearest signal yet that he may seek to expand his family's legacy in the White House, the former Florida governor must convince national Republicans that he is conservative enough to be their presidential nominee. Bush,...
  • Did CIA torture violate Nuremberg ban on human experimentation?

    WASHINGTON CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analyzing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation of U.S. and international bans on research on human subjects without their consent, a human rights...
  • Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman; Bergman In

    Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman; Bergman In
    Andrew Doba is leaving as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief spokesman, and a top campaign aide will be taking over the duties. Doba will be departing early next year after the gubernatorial inauguration, and he is being replaced by Mark Bergman, a...
  • McCain understands moral weight of torture report

    McCain understands moral weight of torture report
    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA's Bush-era "enhanced...
  • After Ottawa attack, a renewed focus on statehouse security

    WASHINGTON Security at statehouses is as varied as the legislatures housed within them. Some capitols have metal detectors and screen visitors. Others offer open access, and some allow people with permits to carry their firearms inside the building....
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Will Sen. Moran of Kansas jump from GOP leadership to 'Cruz caucus'?

    WASHINGTON Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver...
  • Top U.S. stories of 2014

    GOP wins midterms: The midterm elections Nov. 4 gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and bolstered their majority in the House, setting up what could be a difficult last two years of President Barack Obama's term. Nevertheless, the Democrats...
  • Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba a preview of GOP's 2016 foreign policy debate?

    Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba a preview of GOP's 2016 foreign policy debate?
    Two of the Republican Party's top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, a harbinger of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party's 2016 presidential primaries. Sen. Rand...
  • Jeb Bush would face a stiff challenge in Georgia primary, experts say

    ATLANTA Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took another step toward running for president this week, but don't let his brother's victories in Georgia fool you: He would likely face an excruciating primary here. Bush said he will "actively explore" a 2016 run...