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Jeb Bush: ‘tighten the noose’ on Islamic militants

Jeb Bush: ‘tighten the noose’ on Islamic militants

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday there can be no diplomacy with Islamic State militants, but only a U.S.-led coalition of Middle Eastern countries committed to “tightening the noose…

Higher wages could end economic stagnation

Higher wages could end economic stagnation

President Barack Obama’s top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for…

Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. All three were…

Obama faces uphill fight to overturn court order

Obama faces uphill fight to overturn court order

President Barack Obama’s administration faces a difficult and possibly lengthy legal battle to overturn a Texas court ruling that blocked his landmark immigration overhaul, since the judge based his decision…

More than 11 million sign up for health care plans

More than 11 million sign up for health care plans

More than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law this year, the White House announced Tuesday evening. But that preliminary estimate —…

Is Jeb Bush really different from George W.?

Is Jeb Bush really different from George W.?

How specifically former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distinguishes himself on foreign policy from his brother, former President George W. Bush, it’s clear the new Republican presidential prospect sees it as…

Challenges face Oregon’s new governor

Challenges face Oregon’s new governor

Incoming Oregon Gov. Kate Brown faces a monumental challenge as she takes the reins of a state government mired in scandal on less than a week’s notice and with a…

Police departments trying restraint

Police departments trying restraint

Denver’s police chief told officers not to intervene, but to stand by and watch, as protesters threw red paint on a memorial for fallen officers during a weekend march against…

Appeal planned on block of Obama immigration plan

Appeal planned on block of Obama immigration plan

The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the White House said Tuesday. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Andrew…

Federal judge halts Obama’s immigration plan

Federal judge halts Obama’s immigration plan

A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims…