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Federal appeals court: Gays have right to marry

  DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday, June 25 that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, extending the movement’s legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. The three-judge panel in Denver ruled 2-1 that states cannot deprive [...]

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Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio, accused Obama of “aggressive unilateralism” and said if left unchecked, [...]

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SC drama shows second-in-command not always wanted

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For weeks, political intrigue swirled in South Carolina over a part-time position no one seemed to want, especially for just six months. How hard was it to find someone to become lieutenant governor in South Carolina? Well, Republicans in line for the job refused. And Democrats — who haven’t won [...]

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VA approves $13 billion transportation plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a final six-year, $13.1 billion transportation blueprint for Virginia. The board met Wednesday, June 18, in Richmond and heard from Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Earlier this year, the board staked out a plan that includes $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The board allocates funding for essential [...]

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Brat makes 1st appearance since beating Cantor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In his first public appearance since last week’s primary victory against Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Dave Brat said Tuesday, June 17 he was “hitting the ground running” in his general election campaign, with a message promoting “economic prosperity.” Brat gave brief remarks to reporters before a Rotary Club breakfast that [...]

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Ralph Lauren Medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style has earned him honors from the Smithsonian Institution.On Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will help present the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to the designer at the National Museum of American History.Clinton and Lauren joined forces in 1998 to raise [...]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ relative running for Congress

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nephew of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson says he is running for the Louisiana congressional seat held by Vance McAllister, who was elected with the TV family’s support and later was wrapped up in scandal when video surfaced showing him kissing a married staffer.   Zach Dasher, a 36-year-old [...]

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Virginia passes budget with Medicaid restriction

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly passed a new state budget late Thursday, June 12, night after adopting a Republican-backed amendment to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The action just before midnight closed a tumultuous day of internal GOP wrangling over the last-minute amendment and ended [...]

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Tea Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel and six-term Sen. Thad Cochran dueled inconclusively at close quarters in Mississippi’s primary election Tuesday night, an epic struggle in a party deeply divided along ideological lines. GOP governors in South Dakota, Alabama and Iowa all coasted to renomination. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst, a state senator, overwhelmed [...]

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Clinton: Benghazi probes ‘more of a reason to run’

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview Monday that she feels emboldened to run for president because of Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. In an interview with ABC News, Clinton said the Benghazi inquiry from Republicans gives her a greater incentive to [...]

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