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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

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... 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... Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Reuters

Say what? A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

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.

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

Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Tom Corbett, Illinois, Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich

Silicon Alley Insider

Sarah Palin: 'I Owe America a Global Apology'

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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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, John McCain, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government

Politico

Harkin back to the old days at last Steak Fry

The 200 or so reporters who requested credentials to cover Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th and final Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday are primarily focused on featured speaker Hillary Clinton, the potential future Democratic nominee. But more than 200 former and current Harkin staffers flying in from around the country are focused on their shared past.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

The Arizona Republic

Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image

Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image Gov. Jan Brewer's would-be successors say the next chief executive must repair the state's reputation. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1s1uZwi The major-party candidates for governor, Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal, square off for the first time, in a debate focused on the state's economy.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Immigration Reform, Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Caller

This Weekend's 'American War Generals' Is An Absolute Must-Watch

The two-hour special opens in an SUV with retired Gen. David Petraeus, now dressed in a civilian suit, retracing the drive he'd made to deliver his report - now known as the Petraeus report - on the progress of the surge before a joint hearing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, National Geographic, Conservative Political News

Globe and Mail

Opponents slam Enbridge's plans to expand flow of oil sands crude into U.S.

Enbridge Inc.'s pipeline to carry tar sands oil between Oklahoma and Illinois can proceed, a federal judge ruled, as companies expand their capacity to move petroleum in the U.S. Enbridge Inc.'s pipeline to carry tar sands oil between Oklahoma and Illinois can proceed, a federal judge ruled, as companies expand their capacity to move petroleum in the U.S. Plans by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company, to increase the flow of Alberta oil sands crude into the United States while - in the view of opponents - avoiding the presidential permitting process, have enraged environmentalists seeking to block development of Canada's vast reserves.

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Related Topix: Enbridge, Energy, Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Barack Obama

Examiner.com

Obama signals he's 'pulling a fast one' on Americans for illegal aliens

Presidents Barack Obama and his minions, such as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, are all but out-and-out telling American voters that they are preparing to "pull a fast one" on the nation by waiting until after election day to implement Obama's immigration plan by fiat, according to a number of critics in law enforcement and immigration reform organizations. Obama's White House chief of staff promised Latino congressmen in a closed meeting on Thursday that Obama will act on his own by the end 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Luis Gutierrez, US House of Representatives

The Free Press, Independent News Media

Warning to War Supporters

I know you mean well. I know you think you've found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot.

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Related Topix: Prison, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

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