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  • In swing state Florida, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo's end 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:04 pm

    MIAMI - Drawing a sharp distinction with her main Republican rivals in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962.

  • House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed continued frustration at the slow pace of change at the beleaguered agency.

  • Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:22 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

  • Tim Scott rolls out town hall schedule with GOP hopefuls 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:14 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's junior senator is offering voters a chance to get to know some of the Republican presidential candidates.

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 2:55 am

    DENVER - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich to meet with 2012 nominee Mitt Romney 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, is planning to meet with the GOP's most recent nominee, Mitt Romney.

  • GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:04 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Rep. Jolly running for Senate; ex-Gov. Crist eyes his seat 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:31 pm

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Florida Congressman David Jolly announced Monday that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for president, and former Gov. Charlie Crist said he's eyeing Jolly's seat.

  • Florida Legislature to redraw congressional lines in August 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:11 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature, dealing with the fallout of a sharply critical decision by the state's highest court, will hold a nearly two-week special session in August to draw up new congressional districts.

  • Fierce fight looms on Ex-Im Bank as outside groups weigh in 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch Brothers may end up on the losing side.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 21 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:05 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • GOP's Rubio cancels New Hampshire visit due to illness 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:32 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has canceled a two-day campaign swing in New Hampshire due to illness.

  • China's record criticized as Congress mulls nuclear pact story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - China's record on nuclear proliferation is facing congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement that enables American involvement in the Asian nation's fast-growing atomic energy industry.

  • GOP candidates make a pitch to evangelical voters in Iowa story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-18-15 2:59 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential contenders seeking to woo evangelical voters are making their case for conservative social issues at a gathering expected to attract thousands of potential Iowa caucus-goers.

  • Walker brings announcement tour to Iowa story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:24 pm

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker saved the most important state of his campaign for the last stop on his presidential announcement tour, arriving in Iowa on Friday for a weekend of events.

  • Pitbull to Trump: 'I'm a Latino first, I support our people' 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 3:07 pm

    NEW YORK - Pitbull is the latest star to take a bite out of Donald Trump.

  • Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 12:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.

  • GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 6:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.

  • Early-state newspapers plan GOP forum before Fox debate 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 1:36 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A trio of newspapers in the early presidential nominating states is pushing back against the plan by Fox News to allow only 10 Republican candidates on stage in its Aug. 6 debate, the first of the 2016 campaign.

  • Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:40 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicks off Nevada campaign 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 6:15 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his first stop in Nevada as a presidential candidate on Tuesday, arguing his success implementing conservative policies in Wisconsin can be taken nationwide.

  • Too liberal, divisive to win Senate seat? Grayson says no 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson entered the race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday with some points he wants to make for the people who think he's an inflammatory, Republican-hating liberal who's too divisive to win a statewide election.

  • Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.

  • Overflowing GOP presidential field has Fox News in demand 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 8:17 am

    WASHINGTON - It's the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time.