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14 min ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former "Saturday Night Live" performer lectures about financial products.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Al Franken, Democrat, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

4 hrs ago | WWWM-FM Toledo

Jay Z and Beyonce Cleared of Violating US Sanctions in Cuba Trip

It's been determined Jay Z and Beyonce did not violate U.S. sanctions when they made a trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in 2013, Time magazine reports.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Mario Diaz-Balart, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.

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Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama, John McCain, Republican

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, US Politics, US News, Republican, Mike Crapo

WYFF-TV Greenville

Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Rand Paul

WTEN-TV Albany

Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

MINOT, N.D. - As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery.


Related Topix: Drugs, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Minot, ND, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Medicine, Health


Dayton to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head.


Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Dayton, US Politics, Democrat, US News

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Investigations into Ferguson Shooting Continue, Holder Urges Peace Ahead of Visit

The police officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, St Louis County, MO

Athens Banner-Herald

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.


Related Topix: Control Group, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mary Landrieu


Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Alaska, Alaska Government, Barack Obama

Cybercast News Service

Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Agriculture, Science

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, The National, Entertainment, Television, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

Last summer, former Vice President Dick Cheney's elder daughter, Liz Cheney, launched what widely was expected to be a formidable primary challenge for Enzi, a fellow Republican.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mike Enzi, Republican, Michael Enzi, Wyoming, Dick Cheney

Stars and Stripes

Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages in panel

Veterans are telling U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the isolated island chain.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

WTVG-TV Toledo

Dem AG candidate Pepper repeatedly ticketed

Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US Politics, Mike DeWine

WTMA-AM North Charleston

The Primary Primer: Five Races to Watch in Alaska and Wyoming

WHO'S ON THE BALLOT? On Tuesday, voters cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming. The marquee race to watch is a three-way bitter GOP Senate primary in our nation's 49th state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Ohio, Matt Mead


TV ads heating up in Kentucky's US Senate race

Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes' TV ad last week criticized Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell as a multimillionaire who has voted against raising the minimum wage.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News

WCAX-TV Burlington

US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Missouri

Mon Aug 18, 2014


In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, Healthcare Law, Law, Entertainment