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  • Senate's GOP White House hopefuls take their budget stands

    WASHINGTON Four potential White House hopefuls were forced to take stands on an array of hot-button issues late Thursday and into Friday as the battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination played itself out on the Senate floor. At 3:29 a.m....
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 29-April 4. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight

    With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight
    Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership....
  • Looking for the next Harry Reid, expect Senate Dems to go with what they know

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats have a once-a-decade chance to pick a leader, a fresh, new face of a party that badly needs a jolt. They won't. The strong favorite to succeed Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, 75, is the champion fundraiser and brash...
  • Analysis: Silent Ted Cruz, triumphant Elizabeth Warren, and the other 2016 moments of vote-a-rama

    WASHINGTON "Vote-a-rama" is over. The Senate has passed a budget resolution. The damage and glory to possible 2016 presidential candidates, and to their agendas, iscoming into view. The 2016 fiscal year budget, and its companion flurry of ideological...
  • History shows an early lead means little as presidential campaigns wear on

    WASHINGTON Remember presidential contenders Rudy Giuliani? Gary Hart? Mitt Romney's father? They were front-runners in national polls at this point in past presidential election cycles. By the time people actually started voting, they were afterthoughts....
  • Bay Area parents: Catholic school's leaders disrupting tolerant atmosphere

    Bay Area parents: Catholic school's leaders disrupting tolerant atmosphere
    Parents in the Bay Area are demanding that two religious leaders be removed for allegedly disrupting the tolerant atmosphere at their Catholic school. One reason parents at Star of the Sea School are upset is they feel children are being excluded from...
  • Why we are sorting through the Clintons' dirty laundry

    Why we are sorting through the Clintons' dirty laundry
    Like a suitcase on the world’s longest luggage carousel, Hillary Clinton’s all-but-assured presidential candidacy is now drifting back toward us, begging to be claimed whether or not we still want — or even remember — what is...
  • Schumer gets chance to leap atop Senate Democrats' power list

    WASHINGTON This is the opportunity Chuck Schumer has been waiting for. The Democrat, who has been building a power base in the U.S. Senate for more than a decade, is the early favorite to take over for party leader Harry Reid, who announced his...
  • House passes bill to support families of slain NYC police

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to help people making donations to the families of two slain New York City police officers. It would extend the tax deadline for donations to groups supporting the families of Wenjian Liu (WEHN'-...
  • Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

    The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that...