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Obama extends family leave rights of gay couples

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all 50 states, a White House official said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House about the Iraq …

A rising GOP star fights to survive in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It's not easy to get to the right of U.S. Rep. James Lankford, a staunch conservative from a state that prides itself on being …

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy selected as new House majority leader

In a GOP leadership shuffle, Republican lawmakers voted Thursday for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House majority leader after Cantor's unexpected primary defeat last week.<p>McCarthy, a fourth-term lawmaker who had held the No. 3 GOP position, was elected by secret …

Walker fights 'criminal scheme' story

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning, defending himself against allegations that he was involved in a “criminal scheme” saying that there is no case against him.<p>“Don’t just take my word for it, look at the facts and the facts are pretty clear,” Walker said. …

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Cruz jumps into Iraq discussion

Ted Cruz broke his relative silence on Iraq on Wednesday evening, urging the U.S. to prepare to evacuate its citizens and warning against any deal with Iran.<p>The Texas Republican did not rule out some sort of military intervention in Iraq but said anything that President Barack Obama decides, it …