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News on the 2012 presidential race.

1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seen after signing legislation to provide state funding for Detroit municipal pensions as part of city's bankruptcy process during a ceremony in Detroit. Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 A1 2 years.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Schauer, Rick Snyder, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat

2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

endorses Wisconsin candidates: Let's beat Scott Walker multiple times

Republicans are America's minority party, representing a minority of its people. That's why they are doing everything possible to limit access to voting .

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Related Topix: US News, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," Army Gen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Jack Kingston, Republican

8 hrs ago | World Magazine

Election countdown: Still too close to call

President Barack Obama is losing a big part of his base, according to new ABC/ Washington Post polling data . The survey found women, young people, and Latino voters have all soured on Obama since his 2012 reelection, which could have a serious ripple effect for Democrats this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Duke University, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

9 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Republican to lead vets group for Democrat Hassan

Republican Air Force veteran Griffin Dalianis is leading a group of 150 veterans supporting incumbent Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's re-election bid. Dalianis is a former co-chair of veterans committees for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Mitt Romney, John McCain, George Bush

10 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Poll: Illinois voters back referendum issues

The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to limit lawmakers to eight years of service. The majority of Illinois residents support 8-year term limits.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

14 hrs ago | Reuters

Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was ahead 43 percent to 34 percent, a 9-point lead, in a survey conducted this month after the vulnerable Democrat's first debate with state House Speaker Thom Tillis, according to Republican polling firm American Insights.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Barack Obama

18 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Roll Call

Democrats Sound Alarm on Southern California Race

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race - a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party. Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, John Barrow

The Baltimore Sun

U.S. lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

The U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government. Republican lawmakers unveiled a measure, written with input from the White House , that would quickly provide the authority - but not the funding - that Obama wants to equip and train the moderate Syrian rebels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

NewsOK.com

Durbin's views on issues as he faces re-election

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat seeking his fourth U.S. Senate term against Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis in November, sat down with The Associated Press for a wide-ranging interview about the campaign. Here are excerpts of what he said and his stands on the issues: Durbin said Democrats have tried to turn the economy around after the policies of former Republican President George W. Bush led the U.S. into recession, and argued that they've had "good luck" making progress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, George Bush

Christian Science Monitor

Losing 101: Most presidents in the last 50 years lost an important election

Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bill Clinton, History in the News, George Bush

Daily Kos

AZ-Gov: Big Dog Alert! Bill Clinton Coming To Scottsdale To Campaign For Fred DuVal

Bill Clinton will headline a Scottsdale fundraiser Tuesday for Fred DuVal, the Democratic candidate for governor and a former White House staffer under Clinton. It was widely expected that the former president would help raise money for DuVal, who was the White House liaison to states on implementing Clinton's welfare reform law.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Scottsdale, AZ, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake

CBS News

Rand Paul: Obama's request to arm rebels in ISIS fight "a mistake"

Though he's come around some to the idea of launching a military strike against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as its militants storm the Middle East, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, argued Monday on "CBS This Morning" that heeding President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels would be "a mistake." "They're the weakest fighting force there," Paul said of the moderate Syrian rebels, pointing to a non-aggression pact with ISIS they reached last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Syria, World News, Middle East

The York Daily Record

Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

While Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. A hearing on a statehood bill was scheduled Monday afternoon, and District leaders have prepared glowing testimony in support of transforming most of the nation's capital into the "state of New Columbia."

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate

Hot Air

CNN poll shows dead heat in New Hampshire Senate race

With approval ratings for Congress falling somewhere below used-car salesmen and three-card monty dealers, it's not often one will see an incumbent underperforming their individual approval rating. Yet that's just what Jeanne Shaheen is doing in her Senate re-election bid in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Auto Dealers, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

Star-Telegram.com

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai

Fox News

Lengthy election process _ and political talks _ has some Afghans questioning value of voting

The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai

Examiner.com

Bill Maher Live in DC: Bitingly funny no matter the venue

Bill Maher enjoys such a devoted fan base that people will come to his show even when they're not exactly sure what show they are seeing. Do we have tickets for HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher " or our tickets for a live taping of an HBO special of his stand-up? In the September 12 crowd in which I stood outside DC's Warner Theatre, we finally realized we were to be a part of Maher's comedy special following his also live "Real Time" at DC's Sidney Harmon Hall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

WHTC

A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Mark Pryor

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