Putin, 7 rivals register for Russia's presidential race


MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's election officials have registered eight candidates for the March 18 presidential election, including President Vladimir Putin.

  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Liberal outrage as Dems ignore 'dreamers' in budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of another shutdown deadline, immigration activists joined liberal leaders Wednesday in threatening political retribution against congressional Democrats who ignore young immigrants in a massive spending deal.

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  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and KEVIN S. VINEYS , Associated Press