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GOP candidates disavow Trump's call for Muslim database

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidates on Friday swiftly condemned Donald Trump's call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction with the GOP front-runner. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Trump's proposal "abhorrent." Ohio...

U.S. Sen. John Boozman files for re-election

LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman says he believes he's in a strong position for his re-election bid next year, despite a recent poll showing the Arkansas lawmaker with a 38 percent approval rating.

In House, the gavel goes to ...

While his colleagues rushed for the exits, racing to make flights home for Thanksgiving, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman strolled forward, ready to assume his starring roll in one of the nation's longest-running reality shows -- live coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.

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Slow down, feds tell the mad Medicaid purgers

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told the state last Friday – a week ago today — that it had to stop terminating Medicaid recipients after giving them ...


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