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Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince … Continue reading

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Clinton White House documents set for release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in health care … Continue reading

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UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaigns to help with its leader’s election bid next year. Labour said David Axelrod, a key figure behind Obama’s two presidential victories, will … Continue reading

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Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president … Continue reading

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Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader … Continue reading

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Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the … Continue reading

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Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire lawmakers fail to pass death penalty repeal

BOSTON (Reuters) – New Hampshire’s Senate failed to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, in a vote that capped weeks of emotional debate while focusing attention on the state’s lone death row inmate. The Senate deadlocked 12 to 12 on … Continue reading

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Beau Biden, son of U.S. VP, to run for governor of Delaware

By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – At least one member of the Biden family will be seeking higher office in 2016. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said on Thursday he plans to run … Continue reading

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Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget … Continue reading

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