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A bigger tent? GOP faces minority challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing....

In 83 speeches, senator pushes for climate change
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change....

Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by the courts and famously wagging her finger in the president's face during a meeting on an airport tarmac....

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....

Congress likely to make key decisions on drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year....

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....

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