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Cruz to give 'important speech' Monday

WASHINGTON Is Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, going to get the jump on the presidential field? Click to Continue »

House-Senate lawmakers unveil bipartisan “doc fix” bill

House and Senate leaders Thursday unveiled a bipartisan bill to end recurring pay cuts that doctors face under Medicare. Click to Continue »...

John Boehner and House delegation to visit Israel, Netanyahu

House Speaker John Boehner and a House delegation will visit Israel and meet with recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month, his office said Friday. Click to Continue »...

No Obama P.I.

Reports that the Obamas may enjoy post White House life in a Hawaii house made famous in the Magnum P.I. television series are not true, the White House says. Click to Continue »...

Paul calls on Clinton to return foreign money, says Saudi Arabia has a “war on women”

Rand Paul, campaigning in New Hampshire Friday, is calling on Hillary Clinton to return money her foundation received from Saudi Arabia, saying there’s a “war on women” in the kingdom. Click to Continue »...

Cruz makes it official: he’s running

In a seamless speech that was part biographical, part inspirational and all political, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, formally announced to a raucous crowd of about 10,000 Liberty University students that… Click to Continue »...

Education Secretary says he’s still optimistic on new K12 law

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told state school chiefs meeting in Washington on Monday that the Elementary and Secondary Education law is at heart a civil rights law, and that the… Click to Continue »...

GOP: ?I?ve got Ariel on speed dial. She?ll help us out.?

Republicans are under a lot of pressure these days. Having the majority in both the House and Senate is so far not proving to be the political nirvana they had… Click to Continue »...

Obama to welcome Japanese prime minister for state visit

President Barack Obama will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an official visit to the White House on April 28. Click to Continue »...

McClatchy launches new political blog

We've moved! Planet Washington is now Washington Watch. You can find our new and improved blog all about politics in the nation's capital here. And here's the new RSS feed. Don't forget to bookmark the links.

White House to hold health care blitz

The White House plans a full court press today on the president's health care law as the health insurance marketplaces open for business. President Obama will meet in the Oval Office with Americans the White House says will benefit from...

Obama nominates former Romney advisor to post

President Barack Obama today nominated Lanhee Chen, policy director for the Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board. The White House notes that Chen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, lecturer in...

President Obama accuses GOP of looking to refight election

With a government shutdown looking more likely by the hour, President Barack Obama on Monday warned that it would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a fragile economy. "A shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real...

Senate tables House budget plan

The Senate voted 54-to-46 along party lines Monday to table – or basically kill – the House of Representatives’ measure that ties funding to keep the federal government open to delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act for one year....

Hagan lauds Justice Dept. for N.C. voter lawsuit

Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democratic lawmaker in red state North Carolina, praised the Justice Department's decision Monday to sue over her state's new voter laws. The federal lawsuit seeks to prevent North Carolina from implementing four provisions of the new...

In case of a shutdown, Obama would retain a quarter of his staff

Just like everyone else in federal govenment, the White House is preparing for a shutdown. In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, the White House indicates 436 employees at the executive office of the president will remain...

Boehner: "The House has done its work"

A defiant House Speaker John Boehner insisted Monday morning the House "has done its work" on the budget, and urged the Senate to go along. That's unlikely to happen. The House voted Sunday to delay Obamacare for a year and...

Republicans would get most blame for shutdown--but Obama would get plenty

Republicans would get more of the blame for a government shutdown, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Monday. The survey, conducted Friday through Sunday, found 46 percent would blame Republicans while 36 percent would blame President Barack Obama. Thirteen...

Next move in budget battle is up to the Senate, and Democrats are pessmistic

The next move in the budget shutdown crisis is up to the Senate. It is expected to reject the House’s Sunday action, which will then send the budget—with no delay in health care or any of the other add-ons—back to...

House, in post-midnight Sunday votes, agrees to delay Obamacare

The House of Representatives set up a showdown with the Senate over funding the government, as Republicans pushed through their iniatives in a series of post-midnight votes Sunday. First, the House passed a repeal of a 2.3 percent tax on...

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