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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Wife of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy Harris. She said that Sylvia Harris died Thursday after being taken to a hospital.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican

7 hrs ago | WHAS11

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Republican, Mike Rogers

8 hrs ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

Resolution to oppose nuke waste near Lake Huron

A member of Congress from Michigan says he'll sponsor a resolution opposing a Canadian power company's plan to bury waste from nuclear plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Dan Kildee, US News, Democrat, Nuclear Energy, Saginaw, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Doc: Inmate in botched execution died from IV

A team of medical examiners has ruled that Oklahoma death row prisoner Clayton Lockett died from the state's lethal injection and not by heart attack.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Cybercast News Service

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

This photo taken May 21, 2014, provided by Tanya X. Leonzo shows Raul Garcia standing in a grape vineyard in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, Eric Cantor, Bakersfield, CA

WWLP

Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial

A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit.

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Related Topix: William Delahunt, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Marijuana, Taunton, MA

WHAS11

Kentucky gets $20 million grant for energy study

Democrats and Republicans gathered Wednesday to celebrate a $20 million federal grant designed to move Kentucky toward new forms of energy, a tricky subject in a state dominated by the coal industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, US News, Republican, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, US Governors, Steve Beshear, University of Kentucky

WNDU-TV South Bend

ISTA urges Pence to seek accountability delay

Indiana's largest teachers union is urging Gov. Mike Pence to support freezing the state's education accountability system for one year because of changes in the ISTEP test.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mike Pence, US News, US Governors

KWQC-TV Davenport

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Representative Michele Bachmann

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Denver Post

Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Washington, DC, Representative Steve Cohen, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker

KOAT-TV

First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Paul Ryan

The Las Vegas Sun

Mom pleads with ISIS to release captive US journalist

The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Iraq, World News, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, University of Central Florida, West Palm Beach, FL

The Wichita Eagle

US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

Well-funded Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist had been favored in his race against former state Sen. Nan Rich.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Representative James Lankford, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

KAUZ

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, Charlie Crist, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott

ABC News

APNewsBreak: Jindal Suing Feds Over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US Governors, Barack Obama

The Town Talk

Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowingBooks balanced for...

The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but it took a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, Baton Rouge, LA, US Governors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Burger King, Warren Buffett under fire for Canadian inversion deal

Burger King Worldwide and billionaire investor Warren Buffett are facing sharp criticism over plans that would create a new Canadian company after buying Tim Hortons to take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rates.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Tim Hortons, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat

CBS Atlanta

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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