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55 min ago | KDWN

2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney

5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

This Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Mark Begich, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year's first quarter - about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall's partial government shutdown.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Arkansas, ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors

News Observer

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Democrat, Iowa

National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: John McCain, Republican, US Politics, US News

KSWO

Okla.'s US Senate candidates set for panel talk

Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford, and former House Speaker T.W. Shannon are scheduled to attend Wednesday's luncheon meeting of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Tom Coburn

WJYI-AM Milwaukee

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Delphi, US Politics, US News, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

Sunherald.com

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

This March 29, 2010 file photo shows Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio in Cincinnati. Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

These races will determine control of the Senate

In the battle for the Senate, eight races could determine the balance of power. Democrats currently hold six of the seats while Republicans hold the other two, meaning that the Democrats must defend their territory -- a difficult task in a midterm election with a Democratic president who has low approval ratings.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Kay Hagan

ABC News

W.Va. Man Accused of Threatening US Senator

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Barboursville, WV

The Modesto Bee

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows one section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project which is under way in Dayton, Ohio.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Democrat, Business News

National Public Radio

Union Fights Push To Hire Private Tax Collectors

A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer

CBS Local

US Senator McCain Mocks EU's Russia Sanctions

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

IRS chief: New rule on the way for tax-exempt groups

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of nonprofit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday.

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Related Topix: Tax, Non-Profit, US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Northern Michigan News

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina, Scott Brown, Republican, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TheBostonChannel.com

Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Opinion

Northern Michigan News

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

ABC News

Minnesota Joins States Raising Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.

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

Norwalk Citizen News

Pace of presidential prep picks up

For months, many prospective 2016 presidential candidates have been rubbing shoulders with donors, networking with party leaders, getting on TV and otherwise auditioning for the contest ahead, especially on the Republican side.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Democrat

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