AP Top Political News At 3:15 a.m. EST
Black voters look to leverage their loyalty
Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment
Jockeying under way to replace Rep. Jackson Jr.
Obama urges nation to come together for holiday
Eased Myanmar sanctions no gold rush for US firms
Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial
Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction
Unions flexed muscles in state campaigns
US says Turkish rhetoric on Israel is 'unhelpful'
Obama speaks to Egyptian president on Gaza crisis