New Jersey governor Christie preparing for White House run: WSJ

(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Silver to temporarily relinquish duties: NYT

(Reuters) - New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver agreed on Sunday to relinquish his duties on a temporary basis as he fights federal corruption charges, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

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Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program "60 Minutes."

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Palin to 2016 Republicans: don't count me out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An already crowded field of potential candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination needs to make room for one more: Sarah Palin.

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Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied visas for U.S.: Kerry

LAGOS (Reuters) - The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria's election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, while urging the government not to delay the poll.

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Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

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Senior House Republican says housing finance reform 'huge priority'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Republican lawmaker will revisit a plan to reduce government involvement in the country's housing finance system, and expects Senate colleagues to be receptive to potential changes, according to an interview aired on C-SPAN on Sunday.

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Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

DES MOINES (Reuters) - Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa on Saturday, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.

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Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

DES MOINES (Reuters) - For Republicans, the long road to the 2016 presidential election began in earnest on Saturday in Iowa when a group of potential candidates jockeyed for support among conservatives in the state that will hold the country's first nominating contest.

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Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

DES MOINES (Reuters) - For Republicans, the long road to the 2016 presidential election began in earnest on Saturday in Iowa when a group of potential candidates jockeyed for support among conservatives in the state that will hold the country's first nominating contest.

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Obama to go to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet new Saudi king: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet with new King Salman to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, the White House said on Saturday.

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Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

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