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  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014, 8:11 A.M.

    Ballot measures: California next for pot activists

    SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 12:34 A.M.

    ‘Cliff’ crash may clear way for deal in January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To get to “yes” on a “fiscal cliff” accord, Congress and the White House first might have to get to “no.” That is, an impasse that sends …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 10:26 P.M.

    Embattled Rice bows out; Kerry new frontrunner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 5:50 P.M.

    Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:20 A.M.

    Election over, administration unleashes new rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the “fiscal cliff” of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a “regulatory cliff” …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    ‘Fiscal cliff’ talks vexing official Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 3:50 P.M.

    ‘Cliff’ movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of divided government, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner sought an elusive compromise Tuesday to prevent economy-damaging tax increases on the middle …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 11:16 A.M.

    GOP throws Obama’s old deficit stands back at him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama’s proposals to avoid a “fiscal cliff” come from the president himself, in comments he made months or …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:29 P.M.

    No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year-end deadline approaching, negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling “fiscal cliff” appeared at a standstill Monday. Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to name specific spending cuts he …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    Obama in Michigan to press for taxes on rich

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met one-on-one …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 7:49 A.M.

    Obama heading to Michigan to push taxes on rich

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing for public support Monday to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a day after he and House Speaker John Boehner met one-on-one …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:13 P.M.

    With election over, less attention to jobs report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn’t what it used to be. The first unemployment report since President Barack Obama’s re-election barely got a mention from the …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 12:50 P.M.

    With election over, jobs report gets less scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn’t what it used to be. Friday’s unemployment report — the first since President Barack Obama’s re-election — garnered just brief …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:05 A.M.

    Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for the White House. It …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 3:13 P.M.

    Son’s woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    CHICAGO (AP) — In the cluttered office where he’s met with some of the nation’s top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned civil rights marches, the Rev. Jesse …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Analysis: Obama, Boehner seek cliff talks leverage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month before the deadline, negotiations between President Barack Obama and Republicans to save the economy from a plunge over the fiscal cliff are still in the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 2:38 P.M.

    Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    White House, Congress talk as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday and accused Democrats afterwards of failing to outline specific cuts to avert a fiscal cliff …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:56 A.M.

    Obama, Romney to meet at White House Thursday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election. Obama …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 3:04 A.M.

    Obama to appeal to public on fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 4:27 A.M.

    Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:01 P.M.

    Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns, citing mental health

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon’s son went on a mysterious medical leave while …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 6:34 A.M.

    Asia trip gives Obama opportunity to build legacy

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — For President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses. It’s …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s climb to the top of Tampa’s social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it. Accounts of lavish parties at her bay …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 6:27 P.M.

    Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder — the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials — has come to an ignominious halt. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 12:07 P.M.

    Obama wants ‘conversation’ on climate change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration has not done enough to combat global warming but said he hopes to begin his second term by opening …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 2:49 P.M.

    Some Dems: drive over ‘fiscal cliff,’ then bargain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats are pushing an unorthodox idea for coping with the “fiscal cliff”: Let the government go over, temporarily at least, to give their party more bargaining …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 10:56 A.M.

    GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 7:42 P.M.

    CIA Director David Petraeus quits over affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 5:24 P.M.

    CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


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