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NBC severs business relationship with Donald Trump

posted: 06/29/2015 1:51 p.m. Comments 6

NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

Cleburne County clerk will resign over same-sex marriage licenses

updated: 06/29/2015 4:25 p.m. Comments 31

LITTLE ROCK — A county clerk in Arkansas plans to resign effective Tuesday because of a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Ruling seen in play in '16

updated: 06/28/2015 4:24 a.m. Comment 1

State politicians say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday striking down bans on same-sex marriage will be a campaign issue in 2016, but they won't know if it's an effective one until votes are cast.

Huckabee in GOP chorus against ruling

updated: 06/28/2015 3:44 a.m. Comment 1

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court sought to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Cotton visits Ukraine servicemen

posted: 06/28/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.

GOP presidential hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling

posted: 06/27/2015 3:31 p.m. Comments 7

DENVER — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

NJ Gov. Christie goes live with presidential campaign site

posted: 06/27/2015 12:14 p.m. Discuss

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Republican Chris Christie's political team has gone live with a presidential campaign website days before he jumps into the 2016 race.

O'Malley: Iraq War begot Islamic State

updated: 06/27/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Friday that the rise of the Islamic State extremist group was an unintended consequence of a "mindless rush to war" in Iraq and that the U.S. must avoid "mission creep" there now.

Reaction to Ruling

posted: 06/27/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas officials and political activists respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Justices sustain health law

updated: 06/26/2015 5:02 a.m. Comments 2

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a core component of President Barack Obama's health care law, backing tax credits used by millions of Americans to buy insurance.

GOP lawmakers vow to keep up fight

updated: 06/26/2015 4:55 a.m. Comments 4

Congressional Republicans acknowledged Thursday that their options are limited in replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, though they vowed the Supreme Court decision upholding the federal subsidies that are the backbone of the law is not the end of their fight.

Huckabee to open Iowa headquarters

posted: 06/26/2015 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to open his Iowa campaign headquarters with an event in a Des Moines suburb Tuesday.

House OKs worker aid as part of trade package

posted: 06/26/2015 4:02 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $450 million worker-assistance measure Thursday that Democrats earlier helped defeat, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature as part of a package of trade legislation.

Inept 2 at IRS said to wipe data

posted: 06/26/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails and impeding congressional investigations into the tax agency's treatment of conservative political groups.

Kansas ban on abortion procedure blocked

updated: 06/26/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end pregnancies.

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