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Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field
DENVER (AP) -- It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics....

After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern....

Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout....

US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels....

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday....

Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building....

Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him....

Ethics panel steps up inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfield
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Ethics Committee said Friday it is forming an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield violated congressional rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work....

Early states in presidential primary may be losing clout
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina....

Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap
WESLACO, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration....

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