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White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the Obama administration's announcement that it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US bars Atlantic drilling; Obama builds environmental legacy

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it…

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the Obama administration's announcement that it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially…

Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington on  Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It’s personal: Obama says GOP hostility to him led to Trump

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama blames years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward…

President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington on  Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With fresh momentum, Trump tells GOP to embrace his bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. — His party in chaos, a surging Donald Trump…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs at a campaign rally in Concord, N.C., on Monday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Who’s an outsider? GOP establishment fears loss of standing

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs at a campaign rally in Concord, N.C., on Monday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on…

President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Republican clown car is no joke

As the clown car filled with Republican presidential candidates moves its sideshow…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talks about the compromise process of working on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill with the Republicans holding the majority in Congress.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid suggests Dems to blame on gun bill losses

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Thursday his party has…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talks about the compromise process of working on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill with the Republicans holding the majority in Congress.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Tom Compton, Arizona Outreach Director, joins a few dozen supporters for the welcoming of Syrian refugees during a rally at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian…

Tom Compton, Arizona Outreach Director, joins a few dozen supporters for the welcoming of Syrian refugees during a rally at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced…

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government…

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The entrance to a Planned Parenthood Clinic is pictured in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal…

The entrance to a Planned Parenthood Clinic is pictured in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP, 2014)

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

WASHINGTON — An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker…

In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP, 2014)
Secretary of State John Kerry buttons his jacket as he and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, arrive for a classified briefing for all House members on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Republican lawmakers challenge Obama on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Backed by Israel, Republicans on Wednesday forcefully challenged President Barack…

Secretary of State John Kerry buttons his jacket as he and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, arrive for a classified briefing for all House members on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a sheet of paper as he talks about calling Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans…

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a sheet of paper as he talks about calling Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton walks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Iran deal sets 2016 clash between Clinton and GOP hopefuls

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a qualified endorsement of the landmark…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton walks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Republicans blast DHS head over San Francisco pier killing

WASHINGTON — Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the…

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
President Barack Obama arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, to speak after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Contours of Obama’s legacy form with help of unlikely allies

WASHINGTON — Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is…

President Barack Obama arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, to speak after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters as Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Tx., right, listen, after a policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Senate vote moves Obama’s trade agenda to brink of enactment

President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters as Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Tx., right, listen, after a policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
FILE - In this June 12, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leave meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the global trade talks. The president will meet with pro-trade Democrats from Senate and House, trying to salvage trade agenda. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces…

FILE - In this June 12, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. leave meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the global trade talks. The president will meet with pro-trade Democrats from Senate and House, trying to salvage trade agenda. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)