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40 min ago | The Washington Post

Path clearing in Congress for plan to aid Syrian rebels

President Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants appeared headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill this week, with congressional leaders expected to schedule a full debate on the use of military force after the midterm elections. House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have been working together on a cross-chamber strategy designed to keep their party ranks united and move swiftly toward passage of the measure.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Ohio, Tom Cole

4 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

LMPD hoping for the public's help to solve Portland homicide

According to an arrest report, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Kings Highway in Shelby County, where someone had reported a domestic violence incident. According to an arrest report, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Kings Highway in Shelby County, where someone had reported a domestic violence incident.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisville, KY

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

How campaigns and outside groups communicate silently, revisited

This weekend, the reelection campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts posted what to most people would appear to be a really long, totally wordless, curiously unfinished campaign ad. The three-minute, 18-second-long highlight reel features the Kansas Republican looking very senatorial as he interacts with with men, women and children.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts

11 hrs ago | SFGate

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts

11 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts

12 hrs ago | News Democrat

This election puts women in the driver's seat

Let's be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Opinion

13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell's Mum Moment

"Do you repudiate Richard Fink's remarks at the Koch retreat this summer?" a reporter asked Mitch McConnell the other day. His chattiness was caught on tape at the now famous Father's Day fund-raising conclave hosted by Charles and David Koch.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wichita, KS, African-American, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | National Review Online

Joel Gehrke: The War on Women 2.0

"The Republican War on Women is back, and it's even more appalling than ever," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee trumpets in a list-building exercise. How appalling? Supporters of Senator Kay Hagan can't believe that Republican House speaker Thom Tillis referred to her by her first name during their first debate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Claire McCaskill

16 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com

Carl Leubsdorf - House GOP leaders check tea party

The House Republican leadership appears to have forestalled for now any threat by the party's often fractious tea party forces to force a government shutdown to get their way on issues from immigration to the Export-Import Bank.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Opinion

18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Hope fades for Obama nominees seeking Senate approval

Republican Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senate Majority Leader from Nevada Harry Reid hold hands in U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 24 June 2014. The Senate begins its last full week in session on Monday before the November elections, so the odds are slim that many of you long-suffering Obama nominees will be confirmed before the lawmakers leave town.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Washington Post Company

20 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Senate challenger eyeing 2015 governor's race

A bruising primary challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell left Matt Bevin with two things: A loss at the ballot box and $5 million worth of name recognition. Now the Louisville businessman is hoping to cash in some of that political legwork in another high profile race: Kentucky governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Fancy Farm, KY, Shepherdsville, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Grimes might need campaign reset, observers say

Grimes might need campaign reset, observers say Seven polls show her trailing McConnell, while her pollster sees a tied race Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tTVMHk Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes shakes hands with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell after debating him as part of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Measure the Candidates" forum in Louisville on Tuesday. photos by David R. Lutman/Special to The C-J Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes shakes hands with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell after debating him as part of the Kentucky Farm Bureau''s "Measure the Candidates" forum at the KFB headquarters in Louisville..

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Kentucky, Barack Obama

Bloomberg

Bill Clinton = Campaign Strategist in Fight for Senate

Bill Clinton talks to Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin on Sunday in Indianola, Iowa about his take on key Senate contests in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Clinton demonstrates his fabled mastery of the minutiae to advise on the way to win tough races, especially in his native South.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Indianola, IA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Customer Interaction Solutions

Battles for eight open seats could determine control of Kentucky...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--FRANKFORT -- If Republicans hope to take over the Kentucky House this fall for the first time since 1921, they'll probably need to win most -- if not all -- of the eight contested districts that don't have an incumbent seeking re-election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Breckinridge County, KY, Hopkins County, KY

Benzinga

Barron's Recap: The New American Express

This weekend in Barron's online: how American Express is charging ahead, a look at the Senate race in Kentucky, as well as the prospects for Alibaba, Lam Research, Popular, Ventas, Provident Financial and more. With Apple Pay set to help it chip away at cash purchases, American Express shares could surge, says this week's cover story in Barron's .

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Travelers Express Company, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Real Estate, Banking, Ventas, Popular, Startups, Lam Research, Provident Financial Services

Instapundit

Immigration? Obamacare? ISIS? The Issues That Could Tilt the Senate in November

Democrats are discovering that maintaining control of the U.S. Senate in the November elections could prove to be a rather ambitious task, particularly with the political map favoring Republicans and many of the issues now falling into the GOP's lap as well. Republicans need to pick up six seats to wrest control of the upper chamber from the Democrats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, George Bush, US Senate

Sat Sep 13, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: Surveillance reform should be on Congress' to-do list

As Congress moves through its brief September stopover on Capitol Hill, there's an impressive list of things it won't do. It won't act on immigration, it won't pass a transportation package, it won't make sure that the government can pay its bills.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, James R. Clapper, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Opinion

WDRB-TV Louisville

Grimes opens office in Louisville

Taylor Swift tweeted a personal invitation to each of the guys - and a date - to come to one of her concerts next year for free, saying the guys "nailed it." Taylor Swift tweeted a personal invitation to each of the guys - and a date - to come to one of her concerts next year for free, saying the guys "nailed it."

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Oldham County, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

The Hill

Clinton: Dems have better-than-even shot at holding Senate

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday offered an optimistic appraisal of Democrats' midterm chances, saying he thought his party has a better-than-even shot at retaining control of the Senate. Democrats, he said on PBS's "NewsHour," "will "do better than people think."

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Georgia Government, Pat Roberts

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