Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading

Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats
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Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama’s game plan. Then there’s international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia … Continue reading

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Virginia Wesleyan board names Scott Miller as president

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Bethany College President Scott Miller has been named president of Virginia Wesleyan College. Virginia Wesleyan says its Board of Trustees chose Miller on Wednesday during a special meeting. Miller will succeed William T. Greer, who will retire in June. Miller has served as president of the private college in West Virginia for eight years. … Continue reading

Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening
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Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama’s day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, “It’s going to be hard” to find common ground. Nothing underscored the yawning divide between the two parties more than Obama’s request to bar “enduring … Continue reading

South Africans mark 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release
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South Africans mark 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk told him he would finally be freed 25 years ago. On Wednesday, South Africans marked the anniversary of the release of Mandela who four years later became the country’s first black president. Mandela … Continue reading