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2 hrs ago | Canton Observer

Out-of-water survival craft at issue in House bill

Marine safety experts are angry about a House vote this month to change a provision of a law Congress adopted in 2010 to make travel on the water safer.


Related Topix: US News, Boat Disaster, US Politics, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Garamendi, Elijah Cummings

6 hrs ago | ABC News

W.Va. Man Accused of Threatening US Senator

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Barboursville, WV

10 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows one section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project which is under way in Dayton, Ohio.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Business News

10 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

These races will determine control of the Senate

In the battle for the Senate, eight races could determine the balance of power. Democrats currently hold six of the seats while Republicans hold the other two, meaning that the Democrats must defend their territory -- a difficult task in a midterm election with a Democratic president who has low approval ratings.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Kay Hagan

14 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw

Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Federal Prisons, Prison, US Secret Service

18 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Congresswoman: 3,800 in New Hampshire owed refunds

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says an estimated 3,800 people in New Hampshire are owed more than $3 million in unclaimed tax refunds.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US News, Tax

22 hrs ago | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

IRS chief: New rule on the way for tax-exempt groups

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of nonprofit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday.


Related Topix: Tax, Non-Profit, US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, US Senate, Ron Wyden

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Opinion

Northern Michigan News

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Barbara Mikulski

ABC News

Minnesota Joins States Raising Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, US Governors

Northern Michigan News

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.


Related Topix: US News, North Carolina, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Norwalk Citizen News

Pace of presidential prep picks up

For months, many prospective 2016 presidential candidates have been rubbing shoulders with donors, networking with party leaders, getting on TV and otherwise auditioning for the contest ahead, especially on the Republican side.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Bobby Jindal, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

ABC News

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.


Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

The Post-Standard

Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Leaf-Chronicle

WILL: GOP may end drought with victory in Michigan

Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978.


Related Topix: US News, Michigan, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Michigan Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Georgetown University


Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers -- not the Obama administration's.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Elijah Cummings


GOP base includes racist 'elements,' congressman charges

Over 50 years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, the issue of race is back in the political headlines, after comments from Attorney General Eric Holder and events marking the anniversary of the law's passage renewed the dialogue over race relations in the 21st century.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Steve Israel, State of the Union, New-Age, Greg Walden, Republican


Senators to Introduce 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill

Call it the "google-ization" of the United States. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate called the "Let Me Google That For You Act."


Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill

The Island Packet

Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Representative Julia Brownley, Representative Ami Bera, Representative Scott Peters

The Macon Telegraph

Democrat presents GOP budget plan to Rhode Island

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan authored the mostly symbolic measure that passed Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Republican, Paul Ryan, Healthcare Law, Law