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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Chicago, rest of Illinois split over using tax money for Obama library

Chicago may be in the lead to host Barack Obama 's presidential library, but despite the president's long ties to the city and state, a majority of Illinois voters appear unsold on the idea of providing public funding for the facility. The Chicago Tribune conducted a new poll of 800 registered voters earlier this month and found that, statewide, 54 percent of respondents said Illinois should not provide public money toward the library's development and construction, to 39 percent who said the state should, and 7 percent with no opinion.

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

3 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com

Nation & World Briefs 09-17-14 GM will add 750 workers to build its small pickups

Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pennsylvania, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | Switched

Obama Takes Center Stage In Kentucky's Senate Race

President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president. "I'm not Barack Obama," Grimes says in an ad that began airing Monday, in which she pauses her skeet shooting to talk to the camera.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Barack Obama, Senator Mark Begich

Tue Sep 16, 2014

CNews

Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Senator Elizabeth Warren

The Wall Street Journal

GOP Senators Propose Changes to Labor Board

Two Senate Republicans are pushing a proposal to reconfigure the National Labor Relations Board, saying that the board's structure has allowed it to become more of a partisan advocacy group than an umpire of workplace disputes. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced a bill that would expand the five-member board to six, giving it three members from each political party like the Federal Election Commission , while linking nominations in bipartisan pairs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, Democrat, Barack Obama

Switched

Senator To Introduce Legislation To Revoke NFL's Tax Breaks Over Washington Football Team Name

Sen. Maria Cantwell announced on Tuesday that she would introduce legislation to remove the NFL's tax exempt status if the league did not put pressure on the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Sen. Maria Cantwell announced on Tuesday that she plans to introduce legislation that would revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status unless the league's owners put pressure on the Washington football team to change the team's name.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Barack Obama

The Day

Congress likely to pass plan to arm and train Syrian rebels

French President Francois Hollande, left, looks on as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the International Conference for Peace and Security in Iraq on Monday at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris. President Fuad Masum of Iraq urged world powers Monday to take the fight against the Sunni militants who have occupied much of his country to neighboring Syria.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

Democrats Sound Alarm on Southern California Race

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race - a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party. Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Senate, Barack Obama, John Barrow

Washington Times

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. "I'm sick of it!" the GOP lawmaker yelled as he swung at and missed pages of legislation he'd sent fluttering to the floor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Barack Obama

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Good Scissors: Bane of Childhood

This is how it starts, this elaborate electoral dance with the country's voters. Republican candidate for president Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin stepped off their brightly-lit Straight Talk Air chartered jet last night, into a cool mist visible in the blazing headlights of the happy caravan that waited to carry them straight toward their date with destiny - Election Day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Colorado Springs, CO, Democrat, Barack Obama

News Max

Senate Holds Hearing on DC Statehood

In a renewed push to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., a federal hearing was held Monday for what some hope is the start of a process that will result in the creation of the 51st state. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard arguments for the measure, the first time such a meeting has taken place in 20 years.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Patty Murray, Richard Durbin

My FOX Chicago

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year. The University of Hawaii, in Obama's birthplace Honolulu, made the cut, as did New York's Columbia University.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Michelle Obama

Chicago Tribune

2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

A proposed site for the Obama presidential library on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus just south of the Eisenhower Expressway. It is bounded by Harrison on the South, the Eisenhower on the North, Halsted on the East and Morgan Street on the West.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Chicago, Barack Obama, Columbia University

Los Angeles Times

Where will Obama's presidential library be? There are four finalists

The Barack Obama Foundation on Monday announced four locations as potential sites for President Obama's presidential library and museum. Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago are all set to submit official proposals to house the library.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois

News Max

Poll: Battleground States Frown on Obama's Immigration Approach

As the November midterms - and the battle for control of the Senate - near, two-thirds of likely voters in battleground states disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled immigration, according to the results of a Politico poll . The results come on the heels of Obama's about-face on his promise to use executive action to allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Senator Kay Hagan

Christian Science Monitor

Hillary Clinton in Iowa: 5 takeaways from her visit

Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines. Though Clinton is the favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination should she run, she advised the audience and the media on Sunday that her focus was on the November midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

Daily Kos

Elections Poll Explorer: Pat Quinn returns from the dead

Since we've unveiled the Daily Kos Elections Poll Explorer, we've always led off the discussion by talking about the Senate races. That makes sense, since it's very unusual to have an election where it's so totally unclear at this late a date which party will have control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

American Reporter

On Native GroundOIL Drilling in the Arctic: an Ecological Disaster Waiting to Happen

AURORA, Colo., July 30, 2008 -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain brought his trademark humor and down-home charm to Colorado for the second time in a week today, seeking to shore up support in this "battleground state." The Arizona Senator continued to gain ground on his Democratic rival, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, but admitted "we still have a lot of work to do."

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat, Barack Obama

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

ABC News

Civil War Officer's Heroism Earns Medal of Honor

This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, History in the News, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

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