State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay
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State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is continuing a review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a request by the project’s developer to suspend the review. State Department spokesman John Kirby says the department advised TransCanada on Wednesday of its decision to continue the review. The State Department has jurisdiction over … Continue reading

Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now
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Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Benghazi committee said Friday, October 23, they are staying — for now — on the Republican-led panel, despite calling it a “fishing expedition to derail” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. At the same time, they called on House Speaker John Boehner to immediately shut down what they … Continue reading

Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her
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Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton took a celebratory lap around Washington on Friday, October 23, reveling in signs Democrats are coalescing around her White House candidacy after an 11-hour grilling by House Republicans. Joking about her “long day,” Clinton told female supporters gathered for a party breakfast address that she tried to “rise above … Continue reading

Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy
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Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, October 13, night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in … Continue reading

US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages
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US: Clinton email storage safe not secure for some messages

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has told Senate investigators that it didn’t provide Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lawyer with a secure-enough method to read now-highly classified material from her homebrew email server because it didn’t anticipate that the messages would be deemed so secret. In July, State Department officials installed a safe at the … Continue reading

Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe
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Clinton: ‘Global effort’ needed to help refugees in Europe

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for a “concerted global effort” to assist the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia seeking refuge in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Monday, September 7, that “everyone should … Continue reading

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NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, made the announcement Wednesday, September 2, in an op-ed for El Nueva Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper. The speaker, one … Continue reading