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Analysis: Failure of Comcast-Time Warner deal may spark new wave of mergers

The demise of the Comcast Corp.-Time Warner Cable Inc. merger doesn’t mark an end to the consolidation of the cable and Internet-provider market — analysts are saying it’s likely the beginning of what will be a new rush of mergers … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration’s top lawyer at the high court, with more than two … Continue reading

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As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. Then came 2015. The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the … Continue reading

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Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans

Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago. Here are figures … Continue reading

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Political barbs, celebrity-gazing main course at DC dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation’ capital. If it’s spring in Washington, it’s time for the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner. President Barack Obama had it marked on … Continue reading

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History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan’s pacifist … Continue reading

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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. It’s unclear whether Gov. David Ige will sign the … Continue reading

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Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home. Fred W. Pagan, an office administrator for Cochran, was arrested Thursday. Court … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton plans campaign trip to Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Nevada next month, adding it to the roster of early-voting states she is visiting at the beginning of her presidential campaign. A campaign official said the former secretary of state … Continue reading

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GOP presidential hopefuls say no thanks to White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Actress Sofia Vergara, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and businessman Nick Loeb at the Bloomberg and Vanity Fair reception after the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/VF14/WireImage) The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is one of the hottest … Continue reading

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