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  • Cagle promises 500,000 new jobs in Georgia governor campaign

    Casey Cagle will launch his campaign for governor on Sunday with a pledge to add half a million new jobs in Georgia in four years if voters choose him to replace term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal. Cagle's decision isn't a surprise; the three-term lieutenant governor long has been included on lists of potential candidates for 2018.

  • Pence still humbled, relishing large behind-the-scenes role

    On Election Day in November, then-Gov. Mike Pence rode his bicycle around his neighborhood in Indianapolis with his wife Karen. It's a passion of his and an activity that the now-vice president indulged in during a recent vacation in April with his family on Sanibel Island, the first break he's had since Inauguration Day.

  • Fallin signs bill to implement new A-F grading for schools

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that sets up a new A-F grading system for public schools that is designed to comply with a new federal education law.

  • Critics question top US prosecutor's style after blunt words

    With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor he is today. And some observers say the Republican's blunt style could strain relationships with the very law enforcement officials whose partnerships he contends are vital and risks politicizing criminal justice issues that demand the Justice Department's attention.

  • Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult of Elizabeth Warren

    President Donald Trump revived one of his favorite - and most provocative - taunts against Elizabeth Warren on Friday, derisively calling the Massachusetts senator "Pocahontas." Trump mocked Warren repeatedly during the presidential campaign for claims she made about being part Native American.

  • The Latest: Congress passes stopgap spending bill

    Ann Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech... Ann Coulter did not turn up Thursday in Berkeley where hundreds gathered raucously but peacefully in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement. WASHINGTON - The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open : Congress has taken the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office.

  • new Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP

    In this April 4, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to talk about the failed health care bill.

  • Trump's 5 biggest wins and losses in Congress in his first 100 days

    President Trump's biggest win has been the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, while his biggest loss has been health care. Trump's 5 biggest wins and losses in Congress in his first 100 days President Trump's biggest win has been the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, while his biggest loss has been health care.

  • Florida officials: No Zika found in mosquito samples so far

    Florida agriculture officials say no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus so far this year. A statement from the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says nearly 90,000 individual mosquitoes have been tested for the virus linked to severe birth defects.

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