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Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week.
Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says fellow conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core education standards and instead consider the benefits the benchmarks offer students in struggling schools.
Obama offers new accommodations on birth control
The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.
Obama's vacations in line with US average
Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows.
Suspect in killing cites 'stand your ground' law
A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.
With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
Yellen: Job-market shifts complicate rate decision
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
Dems reframe election-year debate on health care
One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law. That's a fresh sign the law may be losing some of its political punch heading into the midterm elections.
The ice bucket stops with Obama
The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.
Senate Democrats' campaign arm starts ads in Colo.
Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending $1 million on television ads criticizing the GOP nominee's opposition to abortion rights.
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