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GOP summit draws potential presidential hopefuls to N.H.

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GOP presidential hopefuls descend on N.H.

Republican presidential hopefuls descended on New Hampshire Friday for the Republican Leadership Summit, a two-day event that has drawn about 500 GOP activists and the party's entire 2016 field to Nashua.

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee: 2016 announcement coming May 5

After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to instead say that he will announce his plans in his home state next month.

"Come to Hope on May...

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White House names new social secretary

Deesha Dyer, a former hip-hop writer who started out at the White House as an intern in her 30s, has been named as the new White House social secretary.

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Jeb loosens up on the New Hampshire trail

Jeb Bush, in shirt-sleeves and khakis, rolled up to a picturesque cabin Thursday night in Concord with red walls, white shutters and that formerly served as a snowshoer club founded in the 1890s.

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IBM warns Louisiana over 'religious freedom' bill

IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees.

"A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will c...

Brian Klawiter

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Car repair shop welcomes gun owners, not gays

A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are.

Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in Grandville.

In a statement this week on his company Facebook page, he urged gun owners to visit his busi...

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Is Congress sabotaging Iran nuclear deal?

US lawmakers weren't sitting at the table with Iran during the nuclear negotiations in Switzerland. But they were certainly the elephant in the room.

Now, with a new bill poised to pass that would give Capitol Hill a say on a future nuclear deal, the...

Richard Trumka

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Lawmakers clear path for Obama's trade deal

The top lawmakers on the House and Senate's tax-writing committees struck a deal Thursday on a measure that would grease the wheels for President Barack Obama to lock in one of the biggest trade deals in history.

The bill would hand the President aut...

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Clinton takes aim at hedge fund managers

Hillary Clinton's got a problem with hedge fund managers -- or at least with the way they're taxed.

The expected frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is avoiding policy specifics for now, but the taxation of hedge fund managers...

John Kasich

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Ohio's John Kasich moves closer to 2016 bid

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is inching closer to a presidential bid as his supporters prepare to launch an organization that can raise unlimited funds from donors.

Mr. Kasich's supporters filed paperwork Tuesday with the Ohio Secretary of Stat...

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