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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.
6 hrs ago | The Day
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.
11 hrs ago | Roll Call
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing.
President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour.
Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she owes America "a global apology" for her and John McCain's 2008 loss in the presidential race against then-Sen. Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity which aired after President Obama announced his four-part strategy to fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, Palin said as she watched the speech "the thought going through my mind is 'I owe America a global apology.
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