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In N.H., Rubio Is Pressed on Trade and Immigration

Conservative voters challenged the Florida senator over his vote for what some have derided as "Obamatrade."

Univision Severs Ties With Donald Trump and Beauty Pageants

Univision said it was ending its relationship with the Trump Organization and the Miss Universe Organization, and that it will not air the Miss USA pageant scheduled for July 12.

Chris Christie to Announce Decision on 2016 Campaign

Gov. Chris Christie, who plans a Tuesday announcement, has been traveling the country under the banner of his political organization, Leadership Matters for America, delivering speeches on entitlement reform and education.

Republicans in Congress Ponder Next Move on Health Care

The Republicans' possible choices after the Supreme Court ruling: Try to do something modest that could overcome a presidential veto, or press forward with a true replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

First Draft Focus: Breaking News in Washington

Members of the news media, including interns for TV stations, ran with decisions in hand after the ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold nationwide health care subsidies as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Verbatim: Hillary Clinton Supports Supreme Court Decision

Hillary Rodham Clinton showed her support on Twitter for the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a key element of President Obama's health care law.

Republicans Cite Health Care Ruling in Pushing Candidacies

Rick Perry and Marco Rubio were among the first Republican presidential candidates to react to the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act subsidies.

Verbatim: Justice Scalia Coins Health Law Word — Scotuscare

"We should start calling this law Scotuscare." — Justice Antonin Scalia, in his dissenting opinion on the Affordable Care Act subsidies case.

Today in Politics: Obama Prepares to Speak Again in Wake of Violence

President Obama has a long-sought trade deal waiting to be signed in Washington, the city where Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has officially declared that he wants to move. But Mr. Obama's focus now is on a landmark church in Charleston, S.C., and on the eulogy he has to give on Friday for a friend who was shot and killed there along with eight others.

John Kasich Appeals to Iowa as He Ponders White House Bid

As he hop-scotched between events in Ohio, John Kasich, the two-term governor of Ohio, sought to disarm skeptics of his late-to-the-party exploration of a second White House effort.

Jim Webb Draws Criticism for Comments on Confederate Flag

Former Senator Jim Webb, the Democrat from Virginia, has struggled to generate much excitement over his potential presidential campaign, but on Wednesday he managed to attract some attention with some curious comments about the Confederate battle flag.

Bobby Jindal Draws Out His Announcement, Family in Tow

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is giving his presidential announcement the slow-walk treatment.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘All Lives Matter’ Remark Stirs Backlash

Hillary Rodham Clinton's remarks at a church in Florissant, Mo. — only a few miles north of Ferguson, where a black teenager was shot by a white police officer last August — came during a broader discussion of civil rights in Americ...

Romney’s and Obama’s Confederate Flag Tweets Made Millions of Impressions

While Mitt Romney's Twitter post on the Confederate battle flag is credited with kick-starting the debate among Republicans and putting the issue at the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign, the retweets he received were mode...

Today in Politics: Bobby Jindal Expected to Enter Fray Near the Bottom of the Pile

Though the nation's attention still falls on the shooting in Charleston, S.C., the campaign focus pulls to Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal is going to make an announcement that many before him have already made.

Ben Carson Assails Foes for Playing Down Race in Charleston Shooting

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is running for president, accused his Republican rivals of tap-dancing around the issue of race after the Charleston, S.C., shootings, saying a more direct approach was needed.

Retailers Ban Sale of Merchandise Bearing Confederate Flag

Amazon on Tuesday afternoon joined other major retailers such as Walmart, Sears and eBay and banned the sale of merchandise bearing the Confederate battle flag.

Verbatim: Lincoln Chafee on His High School Years With Jeb Bush

"One of my dorm mates in 10th grade is running for president also, Jeb Bush. We had some spirited games of Ping-Pong and our paths have not crossed much since high school, but I think we still consider each other friends." — Lincoln Chafee

Rand Paul Says Confederate Flag Should Be ‘Put in a Museum’

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag in South Carolina during a radio interview.

In Mississippi, Hope Grows That Its Flag Will Fall Next

In Mississippi, the Confederate battle flag has special meaning. While the old flag remains embedded in the state's flag, some are hoping that could soon change.

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