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McCain wages campaign to define his legacy

Jan 19, 2015

McCain wages campaign to define his legacy

Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign — this time, to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post ...

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

Jan 18, 2015

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak to the nation Tuesday in a State of the Union address that comes as he readies to lock horns with ascendant Republicans. The annual speech, the most important in the U.S. political calendar, will come exactly two years ...

New York Gov. Cuomo to lead trade mission to Cuba

Jan 18, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo to lead trade mission to Cuba

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lead one of the first trade missions to Cuba from the United States since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions on the communist-ruled Caribbean island, his office confirmed Saturday. The Democratic governor will be promoting an ...

Jan 15, 2015

Clinton recruiting Obama veterans for expected campaign

As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds up her expected 2016 presidential campaign, she’s recruiting veterans of President Barack Obama’s two successful White House runs, signaling that she’s taking steps to avoid a repeat of her failed 2008 bid. Clinton has not declared her candidacy, but ...

House votes to undo Obama immigration moves in spending bill

Jan 15, 2015

House votes to undo Obama immigration moves in spending bill

House Republicans voted to try to block President Barack Obama from easing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The 236-191 vote Wednesday goes beyond Republicans’ pledge to reverse the president’s November orders shielding about ...