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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…

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican presidential candidate, traveled on a trade mission to Britain last week, he brought along top officials from his economic development agency to…

With web glitch fixed, more health care sign-ups

With web glitch fixed, more health care sign-ups

After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official…

Eric Holder claims success in criminal justice policies

Eric Holder claims success in criminal justice policies

The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year, according to figures Attorney General Eric Holder plans…

Boehner admits Homeland Security shutdown possible

Boehner admits Homeland Security shutdown possible

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month’s end because of a budget impasse, and he’s blaming Senate Democrats…

Alabama uses states’ rights to fight gay marriage

Alabama uses states’ rights to fight gay marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s judicial building office overlooks Montgomery’s Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and…