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Mechanical issue slows first lady's Tennessee trip

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted Wednesday aboard a government aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base after he returned from Florida? (...)
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US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants. (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Mechanical issue delays first lady Tennessee trip

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted aboard a government aircraft after he spent most of the day in Florida? (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Walker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 46 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue, powering his re-election bid and trying to keep alive his presidential prospects. (...)
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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 9 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 3 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants. (...)
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Walker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 12 min ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a tight political spot again. (...)
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Holder calls for increased whistleblower rewards

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime. (...)
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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. (...)
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes. (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 7 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — The Bush family isn't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan is playing a starring role in the state's contentious Senate race. (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital says a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. (...)
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In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 18 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. (...)
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In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 21 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. (...)
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he made a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders who took advantage of U.S. troops as "Shylocks." (...)
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