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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C.

Helping Bridge Congress' Iran Divide, Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight

After an unexpected promotion, Cardin has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.


Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearances in Iowa Tuesday as a declared 2016 presidential candidate. Her campaign's strategy is to keep this first visit purposefully low key and play down any sense of inevitability.

White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

How Candidates Announce Can Say A Lot About Their Campaigns

From a place of significance to what message they want to convey, where and how presidential candidates announce their campaigns matters.

Obama Would Sign Compromise Iran Bill As It Stands, White House Says

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached a compromise on the measure, which would give Congress say over negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program.

'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.
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In Maryland General Assembly, Budget Fights Continue To The End

A school funding formula was the main item in dispute as Democrats maneuvered on the state budget before the legislature adjourned Monday night.


Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.

IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.