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The upcoming vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered those campaigning to split the state of Texas from the United States. Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who wants the state's legislature to put the secession question on a statewide ballot, said Scotland's Sept.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President Richard Nixon speaks during a Sept. 29, 1960, debate against. Sen. John Kennedy in Chicago.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:31 am
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