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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago |

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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


2016 Campaign Checklist: Ron Paul

In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, New Hampshire, Mitt Romney

ABC News

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.


Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

The Washington Post

Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike DeWine, Republican, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.


Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Republican, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Johnson County, KS

The Post-Standard

Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran

The Kentucky Republican is sticking to his guns on the issue that left him standing alone as the sole vote against a 2012 resolution to pursue a policy other than containment, if necessary, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Autos

The Modesto Bee

Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added the United States "can't invite the whole world" inside its borders.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Business News