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7 hrs ago | JD Journal

Defense of Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Begins in Corruption Case

Summary : Maureen McDonnell, former first lady of Virginia, testified today in the trial that accuses her and her husband, former governor Bob McDonnell, of receiving more than $177,000 in exchange for supporting a pharmaceutical company.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Randy Forbes, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Richmond, VA, Tobacco, Star Scientific

12 hrs ago | Politico

Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party 'stuck in past'

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups - including one backed by Karl Rove - paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as "intolerant," "lacking in compassion" and "stuck in the past."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Mitt Romney

Yesterday | TwinCities

Other voices: Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama

When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Caller

Kevin McCarthy Can Give Republicans Another Tool To Retake The Senate ...

When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Grist Magazine

Scott Brown no longer accepts climate science

With age comes wisdom, supposedly. But not for Scott Brown. As the evidence of human-made climate change accumulates, Brown has decided he no longer accepts it.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Marco Rubio, US House of Representatives, US Governors, John Kasich

Daily Kos

Elections Morning Digest: Introducing our all meat, no special sauce Poll Explorer

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nathan Deal, US Governors, Liberal Political News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Times Herald

Politicians' food tab takes $14.5M bite from donations

House members and candidates have spent at least $14.5 million of their donors' campaign contributions on food since Jan. 1, 2011, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden, Bill Young, us Travel, Travel

USA Today

Politicians' food tab takes $14.5M bite from donationsPoliticians'...

Politicians' food tab takes $14.5M bite from donations Analysis shows thin line between campaign and personal expenses Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tCmpBK Since Jan. 1, 2011, the campaign of Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., spent more than $240,000 on meals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Greg Walden

Daily Kos

New polls bring positive news for Georgia Democrats, but don't celebrate just yet

After a string of tough polls, Georgia Democrats were treated to some better numbers late on Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nathan Deal, US Governors

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Miami Herald

The GOP's remedy for pay-to-play

The Democratic Party has, for some time, enjoyed uncontested dominance in the debate over campaign finance reform.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cohen Group, Consulting, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, George Bush

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on student loan legislation and the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Las Vegas, NV

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Zephyr Teachout is a New Yorker

Today the Appellate Court ruled unanimously[1] to throw out the Governor's frivolous lawsuit against us.

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Related Topix: New York, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Hanover Herald-Progress

Can momentum from primary win carry Republican into November?

Now in the high-profile race to represent Virginia's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, Republican Dave Brat said his education career and involvement in various governors' committees and boards led him to this point.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randolph-Macon College, Hope College, Holland, MI

OpEdNews

How Conyers Pulled Off Another Landslide

I was privileged to be invited by Congressman Conyers to witness his final two days of his primary push and saw first-hand how he pulled off another landslide: by stating his mission clearly -- "Full employment is the first priority" -- and by a dedicated team of hundreds of volunteers.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Forty-three Republican Senate candidates got more votes than Dan Sullivan. And he won.

Former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan won that state's primary on Tuesday night by an 8-percentage-point margin -- a more-than-comfortable victory that sets him up to face incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Steve Stockman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Hassan, Havenstein both raise nearly $2m

The other major gubernatorial candidate, Republican Andrew Hemingway, only raised $100,245 for his campaign, about a quarter of the money a loan from the candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

The Washington Post

How wrong must you be in D.C. to never work again?

Just how wrong does someone have to be to lose their job in Washington, D.C.? For John McLaughlin, even historically wrong wasn't enough.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, George Allen, US Senate, Dick Cheney

Farmington Daily Times

Column: An upending of reason in the House

WASHINGTON >> After conservatives brought down House Speaker John Boehner's bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Foxx, Immigration Reform, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Representative Steve Scalise

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Warner stresses bi-partisanship U.S. Sen. Mark Warner didn't give an...

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner didn't give an overtly partisan speech during an appearance in Spotsylvania County on Tuesday, even though he was addressing a roomful of fellow Democrats.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Spotsylvania County, VA, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Warner, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Va. congressmen ask state GOP to postpone contentious meeting

The battle for control of the Republican Party of Virginia continued to rage this week with revelations of new discord between three prominent elected officials and a group of increasingly powerful conservative activists.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Robert Hurt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative H. Morgan Griffith, Virginia, Virginia Government

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