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Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood fails

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The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood shifts to a must-pass government funding measure this fall after a procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for the group failed on Monday.

The vote was 53-46, ...


Republican forum begins Monday without Donald Trump

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The proverbial elephant of the GOP primary season, Donald Trump, won't be in the room on Monday night as most of his rivals answer questions at a Republican presidential forum in New Hampshire.

Trump's absence is the result of his annoyance with the s...


Obama unveils major climate change proposal

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The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White ...


Gawker publishes Donald Trump's phone number

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Donald Trump just got a taste of his own medicine.

Two weeks after Trump publicized the phone number of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a competing Republican presidential candidate, the Gawker website published what it claimed was the billionaire businessman's ...


Greek bank shares crash 30% as market reopens

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Shares in Greek banks crashed 30% Monday as trading resumed on the Athens stock exchange for the first time since the country was nearly forced to abandon the euro last month.

The benchmark index in Athens opened nearly 23% lower, with banking stocks...


Washington battle rages over Iran deal's fate

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The sides facing off over the Iran nuclear deal are pulling out all the stops in an epic Capitol Hill battle.

Anti-deal advocacy groups flush with cash are flooding congressional offices with calls and emails, running ads in national media and employi...


Close Hillary Clinton aide in pay dispute

Huma Abedin

A close aide of Hillary Clinton is disputing she was overpaid almost $10,000 when she left the State Department and is asking its inspector general to reassess its findings, her lawyers told CNN.

Huma Abedin, who served for four years as deputy chief...


Bush sits down with Iowa TV station ahead of 1st debate

Jeb Bush talks with KCCI in first Iowa TV interview

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush talked about upcoming debates and what differentiates him from the other Republican candidates in his first television interview in Iowa.


Clinton to NYT: Media comes with no 'undo' button

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Hillary Clinton's campaign for president called out The New York Times for reporting errors that she says weren't fully fixed by a correction.

"To suggest that the Democratic frontrunner for president is the subject of a criminal inquiry is something ...


Charles Koch slams 'corporate welfare'

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As top GOP presidential candidates arrived at a hotel here to court the influential donors of the Koch network, Charles Koch called on retreat attendees to unite with him in a campaign against "corporate welfare" and "irresponsible spending" by both ...


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