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With letter, Biden aide urges Dems not to count him out yet

Posted 10/16/2015 in National

Just as Democrats were starting to count him out, Joe Biden sent a clear signal through his political team that not only might he enter the presidential race soon, he has a strategy prepared that he thinks could win.



News Guide: Trump ceases self-funding, Democrats top GOP

Posted 10/16/2015 in National

Jeb Bush raised $13.4 million over the summer for his Republican presidential bid -- more than almost any other primary competitor, but far less than political newcomer Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who collected about $20 million during the same time period.



Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

There will be no benefit increase next year for millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees, the government said today.



Clinton's strong debate is election warning for GOP

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton's polished performance in the first Democratic debate did more than send a message to her primary rivals.



Trump has a new target: Bernie Sanders

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a new target for his barbs: Democratic contender Bernie Sanders.



Democrats acknowledge Black Lives Matter during debate

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

Democratic presidential candidates gave a meaningful public nod to the Black Lives Matter movement in their first televised debate, fully adopting its slogan and raising the core concerns stemming from police killings of African-Americans that protesters have articulated while disrupting some of their campaign events.



Police unsure what 'sins' provoked attack on brothers

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

The fatal beating of a young man and the savage attack on his younger brother by relatives and fellow members of an upstate New York church was intended to get them to confess their sins, investigators said, but they still haven't determined what those supposed sins were.



Leftover cash? Ex-lawmakers find plenty of use for money

Posted 10/15/2015 in National

No matter how they exited -- a loss, a resignation, a retirement -- former members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash as long as it's political or charitable.


Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night.


Civil rights groups oppose King monument at Stone Mountain

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

A proposal to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Georgia's Stone Mountain is getting a chilly reception from some of the civil rights groups that King worked with.



Memphis chief says not enough evidence for murder charge

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

An off-duty officer was not taking "official police action" when he was killed in a shootout with a neighbor, and there is not enough evidence to charge the neighbor with murder, a police chief said Tuesday.


Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse.

Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand.


Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary.



Bush offers plan to repeal, replace health care law

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."



Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.



More cities recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.


No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

Ben Carson's gun comments highlight free-wheeling style

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

Ben Carson suggested last week the Holocaust wouldn't have happened if Jews in Europe were better armed.


Obama: Clinton made mistake; security not endangered

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state was a mistake but didn't endanger national security, President Barack Obama said during an interview airing Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."



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