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House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the party's choice should emerge from the group of candidates who pursued the GOP nomination.

Apr. 12, 2016 4:53 PM EDT
With new monument, Obama and Dems seize on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and other Democrats on Tuesday seized on Equal Pay Day — a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — to court women voters and call out Republicans for inaction on the issue.

Apr. 12, 2016 2:15 PM EDT
Ryan slams 'ugliness' in politics amid Trump-driven chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday decried ugliness and divisiveness in American politics, delivering a veiled but passionate rebuke to GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the nasty tone of the presidential race.

Mar. 23, 2016 4:24 PM EDT
House leader slams 'ugliness' in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday decried ugliness and divisiveness in American politics, delivering a veiled but passionate rebuke to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and the nasty tone of his campaign.

Mar. 23, 2016 12:52 PM EDT
Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.

Jan. 13, 2016 3:43 AM EST

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