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Senators put bank revival in road bill

posted: 07/28/2015 5:16 a.m. Discuss

Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to highway legislation. Earlier in the day, a House Republican had declared the transportation bill dead on arrival.

Won't apologize, Huckabee says

posted: 07/28/2015 5:10 a.m. Comments 7

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday said he will not apologize for alluding to Nazi death camps to describe the nuclear deal reached with Iran.

In the news

posted: 07/28/2015 5:07 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama has ordered armed National Guardsmen to be stationed at military recruitment centers, making him the latest governor to enact protection measures after the deaths of five servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NSA set to purge millions of calling records

posted: 07/28/2015 4:49 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama's administration has decided that the National Security Agency soon will stop examining -- and ultimately destroy -- millions of U.S. calling records it collected under a program publicly revealed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Obama: S. Sudan effort 'urgent'

posted: 07/28/2015 4:45 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama began a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, meeting with African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing into civil war.

Clinton pushes 500 million solar panels, hedges on Keystone

posted: 07/28/2015 4:36 a.m. Comments 4

Calling climate change one of the "most urgent threats of our time," Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists.

Judge hears ex-hopefuls, state argue filing period

posted: 07/28/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge heard arguments Monday on whether state law unconstitutionally makes it harder for independent candidates to get on election ballots than candidates from established parties.

Obama chides 2016 candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

posted: 07/27/2015 7:57 a.m. Comments 14

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Monday for a series of campaign-trail attacks that he said would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as similar to Holocaust

posted: 07/27/2015 7:18 a.m. Comments 19

WASHINGTON — GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Obama seeks South Sudan peace accord

posted: 07/27/2015 5:39 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday to talk about regional terrorism and make a final push to get South Sudan to accept an Africa-negotiated agreement to end the violence and atrocities there.

Senate adds export-bank renewal to highway bill

posted: 07/27/2015 5:37 a.m. Comments 3

The Senate advanced a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter as part of legislation to finance highways and mass transit for three years.

The nation in brief: Clinton supports renewable fuels

posted: 07/27/2015 5:18 a.m. Discuss

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton planned to unveil a plan Sunday aimed at combating climate change that includes revisions in the tax code to promote renewable energy.

Clinton says she's confident about proper handling of emails

posted: 07/26/2015 10:59 a.m. Comment 1

WINTERSET, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.

Clinton's Hill visit said to be lined up

posted: 07/26/2015 4:10 a.m. Comment 1

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said Saturday that she will testify Oct. 22 before the House select committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, but the details of her appearance were almost immediately challenged by a spokesman for the committee.

LAY OF THE LAND HAS SHIFTED IN STATE'S LEGISLATURE: More farmers, fewer lawyers making laws

updated: 07/26/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

There are innumerable ways to ruin a farm.

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