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3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Democrats reframe debate on health care

One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Jim Gerlach

4 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.


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

4 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Police Shooting Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Trial on Miss. election challenge set for Sept. 15

A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.


Related Topix: Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News

WTOC-TV Savannah


The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, US Politics, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Cybercast News Service

Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall


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

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

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.


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