By Associated Press | 11/24/13 11:02 AM
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A conservative lawmaker from Meridian has announced he's running for governor of Idaho. Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher made the announcement Saturday and says one of his main priorities is to reverse implementing the Affordable Care Act in Idaho and replace it...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:59 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin completes his last year in office, the longstanding lawmaker may take a certain brand of liberal Midwestern populism with him. A so-called "prairie populist," Harkin was raised amid the social programs of the depression, witnessed the horrors...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:57 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Most states led by Democratic governors are running their own health insurance marketplaces as part of the Affordable Care Act, but not Illinois. The 2014 elections are among the reasons keeping legislators in President Barack Obama's home state from setting up the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/24/13 10:49 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the nuclear deal with Iran as less than perfect, but a chance to stop the country's efforts to build nuclear weapons. "This negotiation is not the art of fantasy or the art of the ideal," Kerry said on ABC's "This Week." "It's the art of the...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:38 AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The outgoing leader of the New Jersey Assembly says it's important that legislators figure out how to replenish the depleted open space fund before the end of the year, but there appears to be no consensus on how to fund the land acquisition program long-term. Assembly...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:29 AM
TOKYO (AP) — The daughter of President John F. Kennedy said that his spirit lives on even though his life was cut short. Caroline Kennedy, who is the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, said in an interview published in Japan's Yomiuri newspaper Sunday that people often tell her they were inspired...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/23/13 11:33 PM
President Obama on Saturday night praised a nuclear deal between key world powers and Iran, calling it an "important first step” that includes “substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon.”
By Associated Press | 11/23/13 12:23 PM
When young Texas conservatives announced a "catch an illegal immigrant" game, they expected condemnation from the left. But the surprise came when fellow Texas Republicans either denounced them or remained conspicuously silent.
11/23/13 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get. They finally reached a breaking point this past week when party leaders concluded that what they...
By Paul Bedard | 11/22/13 11:40 AM
Pollster John Zogby reveals in our weekly White House report card that more people than ever disapprove of President Obama's job performance and that it's unlikely he will return to his once lofty job approval highs.
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