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AP Top Political News At 3:14 p.m. EST

Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter....

Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court....

Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest....

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks....

Obama administration sets stricter smog standard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry....

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager....

Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House....

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law....

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy
CHICAGO (AP) -- Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."...

A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision....

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