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  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …


  • Senate panel votes to approve Obama’s CIA nominee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to approve President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA after winning a behind-the-scenes battle with the White House over access …


  • Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department. Obama said Jewell, president and chief executive at REI, has earned …


  • Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

    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 …


  • Kerry stays quiet as Cabinet speculation swirls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation’s top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic. The longtime Democratic lawmaker from Massachusetts has largely stayed quiet while President …


  • Obama calls embattled ambassador ‘extraordinary’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as “extraordinary” as she continues to face scrutiny over her initial comments about the deadly attack on the …


  • Moderate GOP senator expresses concerns about Rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator crucial to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state said Wednesday that there are still …


  • Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • GOP senators more troubled after Rice meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators said Tuesday they are more troubled than ever with comments made days after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya by Susan Rice, the …


  • Rice to meet senators whose support she covets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is meeting with key lawmakers in what could be her final pitch for their support if she is nominated to be the next …


  • Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators’ angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a …


  • Romney back to NH for last rally and voter pitch

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned Monday night to the state where he launched his bid, telling supporters in New Hampshire during his final campaign rally …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pa.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Election Day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he spent Monday warning voters of another recession if Democratic President …


  • Obama gets storm update, sends officials to states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that “there’s nothing more important than us getting this right” as he visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for …


  • Friends, family pay tribute to late-Sen. McGovern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues paused before the flag-draped casket of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on Thursday to pay tribute to the liberal Democrat …


  • Sioux Falls braces for crowds at McGovern services

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s largest city is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and …


  • State Dep’t rejects call for UN ambassador to quit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign. Rep. Peter King of …


  • Hillary Clinton catches Obama speech in Brunei

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Half a world away from the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delayed her departure from Brunei on Friday to …

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