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High hopes as Obama, GOP look for common ground

Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama’s final year? Don’t get your hopes up.

Clinton’s loyal women backers wary of a 2008 Iowa repeat

For Iowa Democrat Leslie McCreery, the memories of Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss in her state eight years ago are still fresh.

Trump now bills himself as uniter as Cruz, others attack

Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flame-throwing outsider with just days to go before Iowa’s leadoff caucuses, highlighting his willingness to work with Democrats in Congress as part of a closing argument with a distinctly bipartisan tone.

Barding sentenced to 1 month in federal prison

Three others in marriage fraud cases each ordered to serve three years probation.

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Trump welcomes a senator, bashes Beck's support of Cruz

Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters that he predicted Saturday they would stick with him even if he shot someone.

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Clinton dials back attacks on Sanders as Iowa caucuses near

Hillary Clinton dialed back some of her biting attacks on Bernie Sanders on Saturday, refocusing on Republicans and her own experience in the Obama administration as she launched her closing argument to voters in Iowa. Her Democratic rival blamed "Wall Street money" for fueling the hits he's been taking from her.

Cruz supporters boo Trump at conservative gathering

Donald Trump ran afoul of some conservative activists Saturday with an attack on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz for his failure to disclose certain bank loans during his 2012 Senate bid.

Rubio jabs Republican leaders: Anger not enough

In a swipe at the his party's front-runners, Republican White House hopeful Marco Rubio charged Saturday that anger alone isn't enough to qualify someone to be president.

Sanders says he supports repealing gun manufacture immunity

On the eve of the next Democratic debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his support for legislation that would reverse a 2005 law granting gun manufacturers legal immunity that he once supported.

Former US Rep. Carnahan creates lieutenant governor campaign

Former Missouri congressman Russ Carnahan has created a committee to run for lieutenant governor, the first step in an attempted political comeback several years after losing his U.S. House seat.

Missouri's Blunt touts $5M for Senate race; Kander at $2M

Missouri's Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he raised nearly $1.25 million during the past three months for his expected re-election campaign.

Muslim woman led out of Trump rally; group seeks apology

Rose Hamid attended one of Donald Trump's rallies in silent protest over some of his campaign statements, but by the time the South Carolina event was over, the Muslim woman said she had been heckled by people in the crowd and escorted away by security guards. Now she's awaiting a response from the Republican front-runner.

Benghazi panel Republican ‘hopeful’ Clinton will be charged

A Republican member of the House Benghazi committee said he is “hopeful” the Justice Department will bring charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having classified information on her private email server.

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Seeking support for gun actions, Obama tears into the NRA

President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence.

Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

Al-Qaida's East African affiliate has released a recruitment video targeting American blacks and Muslims that includes a clip of presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States.