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  • But after years of complaints and failed efforts, huge majorities of lawmakers from both parties banded together and Congress approved legislation permanently recasting how Medicare reimburses physicians. Though AARP tried unsuccessfully to change the bill to ease costs for some Medicare recipients, CEO Jo Ann Jenkins hailed its passage as "momentous"...

  • WASHINGTON— Legislation empowering Congress to reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact is expected to sail through both houses of Congress, leaving President Barack Obama with the tough task of selling the deal to skeptical lawmakers. Despite the resistance from the White House, lawmakers from both parties insisted that Congress have a formal role in...

  • WASHINGTON— Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years. Adding urgency to legislators' work, the measure headed off a 21 percent cut in doctors' Medicare fees that would have hit home Wednesday, when...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. senators scrambled to shore up bipartisan support for a controversial Iran nuclear bill before a committee meeting on Tuesday that could determine whether the legislation will survive President Barack Obama's promised veto. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to debate and vote on Tuesday afternoon on the...

  • *Presents himself as contrast to his mentor Jeb Bush. MIAMI, April 13- Republican Marco Rubio presented himself as the leader of a new political generation and the most viable alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton as he entered the 2016 White House race on Monday and drew a contrast with his mentor and expected opponent Jeb Bush. Cheers of "Marco, Marco" rang out...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a "generational choice" for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the anti-establishment Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will announce his...

  • Presidential election field crowds up   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    Presidential election field crowds up

    The latest on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's expectant presidential bid, with NBC's Kasie Hunt.

  • Hillary Clinton takes early lead in key area Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Stickers are handed out to supporters of Hillary Clinton at a rally in Manhattan on April 11, 2015, in New York City.

    Hillary Clinton has already taken an early lead in this key area.

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, a source familiar with the matter said. He will be the third Republican to formally announce a White House bid, following Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul...

  • Eric Cantor: Hillary on class warfare, Obama redux? Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Eric Cantor

    Here's the big challenge for Hillary Clinton and Republicans in 2016, according to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and ex-Obama chief of staff Bill Daley.

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will formally announce his presidential bid...

  • The case for Rubio as the anti-Hillary Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Marco Rubio now has an opportunity to present himself as everything Hillary Clinton is not. Here's how, Politico's Ben White explains.

  • Marco Rubio says he is running for president Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Marco Rubio says he is running for president, feels "uniquely qualified" to talk about future.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio says he is running for president, feels' uniquely qualified' to talk about future.

  • US elections: Who's the leading candidate?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    US elections: Who's the leading candidate?

    The list of presidential bids for the U.S. 2016 elections is getting increasingly crowded. James Pethokoukis, economic policy analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, talks about Marco Rubio's potential bid and what it takes to be a winning candidate.

  • LACONIA, N.H.— South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says his Republican colleagues who don't want to reauthorize money for the Export-Import Bank have lost their way as conservatives. "If you want to defund this bank and allow China and Europe to have an economic advantage over people in the United States, then I think you've lost your way as a conservative," he said.

  • Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms. He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans...

  • Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by "the Washington machine." The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine." That puts him behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is considered a top contender...

  • Rand Paul: Washington machine 'must be stopped' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday morning on his website that he will seek the presidency.