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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets

President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.

Trouble for Democrats: More Senate seats are at risk

Democrats are finding that their path to keeping control of the U.S. Senate this year is getting bumpier.

Democrat in Ohio governor's race airs 1st radio ad

A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released his first ad of the campaign season, focusing on his Republican opponent, not his challenger in the primary.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.

GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

At least one Republican lawmaker says he's filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to bring President Barack Obama's library to Chicago, even though only five Democrats — and none of the committee's four GOP members — were there.

Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top ethics officer said Friday.

Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

Wayne County executive to seek re-election

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano plans to kick off his re-election campaign on Monday.

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

Biden's son: Up and coming Democratic star?

Beau Biden, 45, the state's attorney general for the past eight years, said on his web site he would not seek another term as attorney general this year so he could work on the 2016 gubernatorial race.

Health care enrollment hits 8 million, Obama says

More than 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a triumphant President Barack Obama announced Thursday.

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital.

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