National Politics

FILE - In March 6, 2105 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to members of the media in Urbandale, Iowa. Bush is betting his political future that pragmatism will trump conservative hostility in 2016. After visiting Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, Bush has settled on an early strategy for dealing with skeptical conservatives, casting himself as a pragmatic but “principled conservative,” (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

“Washington needs principled, centered leadership, not leadership that tries to divide us,” Bush told Republicans in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Wednesday. “Our democracy doesn’t work when you jam it down the throat of everybody else,” he added. “It’s not always about winning and losing. It’s about forging consensus to solve some of these problems.”

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures near the end of a hearing for a vote on Net Neutrality at the FCC in Washington. Lawmakers will weigh in on the “net neutrality” debate on March 17, that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The issue requires lawmakers to walk a delicate political line: Many consumers want to keep the power of cable and wireless providers in check, and they oppose the idea of paid fast lanes on the Internet

In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott exits the Senate Chamber using a temporary ramp, in Austin, Texas. The governor says the visibility of his position alone is an asset to the disabled, and he believes they will benefit from his economic agenda, along with the rest of the state. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

“One of the things that people with disabilities want as much as anything else is economic opportunity,” Abbott said. “Having the chief executive of the state be a person with a disability sends a message to employers across the state that they can hire people with disabilities.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton answers questions at a news conference at the United Nations, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.   Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience."  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The committee’s chairman, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, said Wednesday he wants an independent review of the private server Clinton used for emails while she was secretary. That set up a possible confrontation with Clinton, who has said she will not give up control of the server although she wants the emails she turned over to the State Department to be released.

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