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Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 12:01pm

A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.

Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

Sergio Bustos and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:41am

Puerto Rico's financial crisis looms over Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics.

Trump says Iran deal struck by 'totally incompetent people'

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:01am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if elected he would work to improve the "horrible" international agreement with Iran to rein in that country's nuclear arms program.

Rep. Love to repay $1.1K in travel expenses

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:17am

Rep. Mia Love is paying back the cost of a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., last April after a national publication questioned more than $1,100 in travel expenses billed to taxpayers.

Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 2:02am

A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton's inner circle in closed session.

Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:41pm

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:21pm

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.

Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:52pm

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.

Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:21pm

Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination — a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

Some tickets for broadcast of pope's speech to Congress available  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:44pm

Tickets for a broadcast on the U.S. Capitol west lawn of Pope Francis' speech to Congress this month are available through. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah.

Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:53pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer.

How many jobs has Donald Trump actually created?

Heather Long, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:36pm

Donald Trump vows that if he's elected president, he would "be the greatest jobs president that God ever created." But how many jobs has he created as a businessman?

Jeb Bush places first advertisements of campaign in NH

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:01am

Jeb Bush will appear soon on television sets across New Hampshire, an important early presidential primary state.

Senate hopeful Cortez Masto announces support for Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:51pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has come out in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

GOP's Rubio says 'Minecraft' can prepare kids for future

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 6:01pm

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.

GOP Rep. Kline says he won't seek re-election in Minnesota

Brian Bakst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:31pm

Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year in a Minnesota district that has grown more politically competitive in recent years.

Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:03pm

The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term in which he faced a barrage of criticism for hiring decisions and an offensive Facebook post on the party's official page.

Reid endorses Kihuen in 4-way Democratic House primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:11am

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he's endorsing Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen (KEE'-win) in his bid for Congress.

Bush: "I laughed" at Trump's criticism of speaking Spanish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 5:41am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his first reaction was to laugh at rival Donald Trump's criticism of him for speaking Spanish.