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  • 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. …


  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election …


  • Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face …


  • On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic …


  • On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic …


  • Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting. Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were …


  • ‘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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • ‘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 …


  • Obama to match FDR’s record of 4 swearing-ins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to match Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times. While FDR served four terms, Obama is …


  • ‘Purple tunnel of doom’ to be closed for inaugural

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inaugural security teams are trying to prevent another “purple tunnel of doom” from President Barack Obama’s first swearing-in. The head of the District of Columbia National Guard …


  • ‘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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • $2 billion price tag for presidential election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Black voters look to leverage their loyalty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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