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Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016....

In Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life....

O'Malley's record as Baltimore mayor under scrutiny
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor....

Boehner: Clinton needs to bring Democrats along on trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner says Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to back trade legislation that President Barack Obama wants - and help get Democrats on board....

Problems facing poor inch into 2016 presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate....

Walker a 2016 GOP force; might Govs. Kasich, Snyder jump in?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in....

AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are more likely to have a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton than any of her potential Republican rivals in 2016's race for the presidency, even though few see the former secretary of state as honest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday....

Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home....

Bridge scandal charges may prove a mixed bag for Christie
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal provide mixed news for the Republican governor as he tries to regain momentum in support of an expected presidential bid....

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