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Led by GOP, House nears OK of renewing $600B in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a year-end tax-cut compromise toward House passage Thursday as Congress prepared to finish 2015 with a flurry of accomplishment and await the partisan collisions sure to dominate the coming election year. House Democratic leader Nancy…

AP EXPLAINS: Why Trump Can't Shut Down the Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says the government must work with "brilliant people" in Silicon Valley to keep violent extremists offline, even if it means shutting down parts of the Internet. But what he's proposing isn't possible with today's…

Trump Hints He May Ditch His Jet for Air Force One If Elected

(ABC News) -- "Trump Force One" -- you're fired. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hinted that if he makes it to the White House, he might ditch his Boeing 757 in favor of an even bigger plane: Air Force One,…

Nielsen: 18 Million Watched GOP Debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican presidential debates continue to be a big television draw, with 18 million people tuning in to the confrontation from Las Vegas on Tuesday night. The Nielsen company said on Wednesday this made it the…

Massive Year-End Spending Bill Includes Cybersecurity Act

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The massive year-end spending bill encourages companies to share cyber threat information with the government. The bill brings together three different versions that passed the House and Senate earlier this year with hefty bipartisan support. The Cybersecurity Act…

Ben Carson Calls for Declaration of War Against ISIS

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson this morning issued a seven-point plan to defeat ISIS -- which he calls "Seven Steps to a Safer America" -- calling for Congress to issue a formal declaration of war on the Islamic State. “Our…

10-Year-Old Iraqi Refugee Forgives ISIS

(ABC News) -- A young Iraqi Christian girl, whose family has been living in a refugee camp after fleeing ISIS threats, says she forgives the terrorist group and shared her hope for the future. “Yes I forgive them,” Myriam told ABC…

Sanders Pulls Negative Web Ad on Clinton

(ABC News) -- Throughout his improbable run for the White House, Bernie Sanders has boasted that he “has never run a negative ad.” That seemed to change over the weekend, when a Washington Post report noted a new digital advertisement…

Ted Cruz's Surge in Iowa Has Donald Trump Playing Defense

Since Donald Trump and his helicopter descended on the Iowa State Fair back in August, the billionaire businessman has been the steady front-runner in Iowa, surviving attacks from fellow candidates, controversial proposals and a short-lived burst in two polls from…

Gun Sales: White House to Seek Expanded Background Checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit…

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