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Ben Rhodes Won’t Attend House Hearing on Iran ‘Narratives’

The White House and congressional Republicans are once again sparring over the Iran nuclear deal, with the House Oversight Committee chairman calling on one of President Obama’s top aides to testify at a hearing about how the administration sold the agreement to the public.

Obama: We Should Treat Transgender Students With ‘Dignity’

President Barack Obama on Monday defended his administration's push to force schools to allow transgender students to use their preferred bathroom, arguing that the country is obligated to make sure that all children are treated with dignity.

John Kasich Rules Out Third-Party Bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who dropped out of the Republican race earlier this month after winning only one state, said Monday he wouldn't mount a third-party challenge.

White House: Obama’s Commencement Remarks Not Aimed Just at Trump

President Barack Obama's comments about walls, anti-Muslim discrimination, and opposition to free-trade deals at a commencement address this week were aimed not just at Donald Trump but at the Republican Party broadly, the White House said Monday.

Hillary Clinton Says She’d Expect Bill Clinton to Help Fix the Economy

Hillary Clinton again said she would put her husband “to work” on the nation’s economy as she campaigned for a second day in Kentucky, a state Bill Clinton won twice and where he remains popular.

Is ‘House v. Burwell’ Health Law Case About Statute or Constitution?

Chris Jacobs: The future of the House's court challenge to Affordable Care Act subsidies depends on whether appeals court judges see it as a conflict over the statute or the Constitution.

Jabbing at Donald Trump, President Obama Warns Graduates on ‘Walls’ and ‘Ignorance’

President Barack Obama attacked Donald Trump's positions on immigration, trade and Muslims as stances that the president said will lead the U.S. down the path of decline.

Hillary Clinton’s Strengths and Weaknesses in Kentucky

While Hillary Clinton may face resistance in coal country, she benefits from several other factors in Kentucky, where she has longstanding ties dating to the presidency of her husband,

Gingrich Is Open to Being Vice President

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Hillary Clinton Hosts $100,000-a-Head Fundraisers

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is ramping up her fundraising schedule, attending a number of fundraisers this week that cost donors six-figures to attend.

Democrats Want Fetal-Tissue Probe Panel Disbanded

Democrats on a select congressional panel investigating the procurement of fetal tissue are demanding that House Speaker Paul Ryan disband the committee, saying its Republican leaders unilaterally expanded its probe to investigate a Maryland doctor who performs late-term abortions.

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The Problem with Health Care Costs: Third-Party Payment

Chris Jacobs says the root of health care’s cost problem is that in most cases, no one person—let alone one organization—bears sole responsibility for paying the bill.

Donald Trump Says Tax Rate ‘None of Your Business’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is refusing to disclose even what tax rate he pays until an IRS audit of his tax returns is complete.

Chart: Donald Trump Still Faces Voter Holdouts

Donald Trump coasted to two more primary wins Tuesday, adding Nebraska and West Virginia to his column. But hidden within those victories is a reminder of the demographic split between those most enthusiastic about the presumptive nominee and Republican voters who have yet to go all in with Mr. Trump.

Why Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Surprised Israelis Are Cool to His Candidacy

Aaron David Miller: Donald Trump says he plans to visit Israel before the election. With his unpredictable campaign and shifting policies, he shouldn't be surprised Israelis have been cool to his candidacy.

Two Studies Draw Different Conclusions on State of Black America

In the past few weeks, one report painted a picture of real progress in the African American community with gains on many critical measures, while another painted an alarming portrait of life for African Americans in Chicago.

Why These Congressional Republicans were Early Adopters of Trump

Mark Bloomfield: What led six in Congress to back Donald Trump ahead of the rest of their party? The answer lies in the politics and economics of their states and districts.

Idea to Close Senate Budget Committee Shows How Broken Budget Process Is

Linda Killian says Senate Budget chairman Mike Enzi's idea to eliminate his own committee shows how broken Congress's budget process has become.

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