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Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month....

Clinton economic approach under scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats....

AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy....

Policies of GOP governors could find national play
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures....

Jeb Bush stepping down from Tenet Healthcare board
MIAMI (AP) -- As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp....

Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances
ATLANTA (AP) -- Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House....

Factors shaping 2016 presidential race
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:...

AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding `meh.'...

Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left....

On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11....

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