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24 min ago | KMIZ

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Blumenthal: Metro-North Fined $552,000 Past Decade

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects.


Related Topix: US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Richard Blumenthal

5 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation's newest social program.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Thu Apr 17, 2014


"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Sen. Reid Reportedly Calls Supporters of Nevada Rancher Bundy a Domestic Terroristsa

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are "domestic terrorists" and Bundy does not respect his country.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.


Related Topix: Chelsea (New York, NY), US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, New York

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.


Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Ron Paul

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, New York, Barack Obama

WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

National Public Radio

Holder: Americans Stand With Kansas City Mourners

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Republican, Kansas, US Governors, Life, Holidays, Passover


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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)


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