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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Eccentric and extremely conservative, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman made a big splash when he entered Texas' 2014 U.S. Senate race, stunning the political world with a last-minute challenge against powerful Republican incumbent John Cornyn. But it could prove to be the high-water mark for Stockman's campaign.( 12/10/2013 6:36 PM )
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, will join President Barack Obama's inner circle for one year as a counselor to focus on energy and climate change issues, the White House said Tuesday.( 12/10/2013 4:21 PM )
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.( 12/10/2013 2:42 PM )