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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mitt Romney, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Washington Times

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, Democrat, Fort Bragg, NC, Hope Mills, NC, Fayetteville, NC

WFAA-TV Dallas

Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

"We are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country," the Republican senator told a gathering of conservative activists in Dallas Saturday Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016 "We are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country," the Republican senator told a gathering of conservative activists in Dallas Saturday Check ... (more)

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Dallas, TX, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

WBUR-AM Boston

5 Things To Know About Elections In Massachusetts

Some Democrats have never forgiven Martha Coakley for her stunning loss to Republican Scott Brown in a 2010 special election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Edward Markey, Edward Kennedy, Scott Brown, Republican

Hispanic Business

Buyer's Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Missouri, Florida, Florida Government

KOAT-TV

Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, History in the News

The Washington Post

GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, Democrat, Startups, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Click Orlando

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

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Related Topix: Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, African-American

Seattle Times

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world? Obama's summer fashion choice, not unprecedented among presidents -- himself included -- was the talk of social media Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Fashion, Summer, W., George Bush, John McCain, Republican

The Republic

Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Advocate-News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican, Peter King, US House of Representatives, Adam Smith, Democrat, Robert Menendez, Dutch Ruppersberger

SFGate

Utah university removes Reid's name from center

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

Stars and Stripes

Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wasting little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Barack Obama, Mike Pence

CBS Local

U.S. Senate Nominees in W.Va., Va. Bet on High School Football Game

Republican nominees for U.S. Senate from Virginia and West Virginia have made a friendly wager on the outcome of a high school football game between schools from their states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Bennington Banner

Vilsack says up to $45M to available to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture, Environment, Science, Agriculture

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms over Immigration Showdown

The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama's talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Barack Obama, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

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, Democrat, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

CBS Local

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Life, Veteran Affairs, Fort Hood, TX

The Capital-Journal

Low milk price, high feed costs prompt USDA to launch dairy subsidy program

Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Agriculture, Science

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