By JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press
July 2, 2015 9:52 a.m.
WASHINGTON — New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a super PAC backing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign for president.
By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
July 2, 2015 9:44 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — A fence on the Serbian border to stem the flow of migrants and refugees will be built within a few months, beginning with the areas most used by human smugglers, Hungary's foreign minister said Thursday.
By Leah Todd, The Seattle Times
July 1, 2015 9:06 p.m.
After two special sessions and a late-night agreement on a $38.2 billion budget, state lawmakers are patting themselves on the back for deciding to pump an additional $1.3 billion into Washington's public schools over the next two years.
By CHRIS GRYGIEL, Associated Press
July 1, 2015 9:05 p.m.
SEATTLE — When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, as they did Tuesday and Wednesday, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.
By LENA BECATOROS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press
July 1, 2015 6:32 p.m.
ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed — Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.
By Niels Lesniewski, CQ-Roll Call
July 1, 2015 5:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON — As the charter for the Export-Import Bank was lapsing, President Barack Obama penned opinion pieces in a number of newspapers across the country asking readers to pressure their lawmakers to bring it back.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
July 1, 2015 1:02 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law but pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make the system work even better.