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2 hrs ago | USA Today

Kerry calls on world to defeat 'cancer' of Islamic State

In an op-ed in Saturday's New York Times, Secretary of State John Kerry called for the world to help defeat the "cancer" of the Islamic State.


Related Topix: US News, John McCain, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Democrat Sinner tries for upset in a GOP state

With two months remaining before the election, the challenger for North Dakota's lone seat in the House of Representatives finds himself in an unusual position for a Democrat running statewide: He's still in the race.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Cramer, University of North Dakota

9 hrs ago | Washington Times

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Fort Bragg, NC, Hope Mills, NC, Fayetteville, NC

13 hrs ago | Politico

Koch oil leftovers fire Mich. race

For a green-minded Democratic candidate, the symbolism is irresistible: Towering piles of an oil refinery's dusty leftovers blighted a Detroit neighborhood, thanks to the Koch brothers - and a major Koch-backed political group is taking the side of his Republican opponent.


Related Topix: Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama

17 hrs ago | Reuters

Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Estonia and attend a NATO summit in Wales next week to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his incursion into Ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off the Baltic nations.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, George Bush

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Washington Post

5White House suggests delay on immigration reform

The White House has signaled that President Obama's pledge to reform the nation's immigration system could happen later than the end of the summer, a deadline it set earlier this year.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich

The Hill

McConnell campaign manager resigns amid Iowa bribery scandal

Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned Friday amid growing speculation over his involvement in a vote-buying scandal when he led former Rep. Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Iowa, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Representative Michele Bachmann

USA Today

Miss. judge dismisses McDaniel primary challenge

Miss. judge dismisses McDaniel primary challenge McDaniel missed a deadline to sue over losing the state GOP primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US News

The Washington Post

5A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That's a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Drugs

Wall Street Journal

Ukraine Says Russia Has Invaded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian forces had entered Ukraine and seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk, putting a diplomatic response to the crisis in doubt.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Europe, Germany, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Los Angeles Times

Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Washington Post

5Uzi death at hands of 9-year-old reopens debate about children and guns

Brooke Levine knew her way around a BB gun by age 8. At 12, she was getting out of chores and earning extra allowance by out-shooting her father.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Shooting, US News

New York Daily News

Okla. death row inmate died from drugs, not heart attack: autopsy

Clayton Lockett. A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Roll Call

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Fox News

Despite pledge to swear off sweeteners, Congress still tacking on goodies to legislation

Congress, despite past pledges to give them up, continues to use a similar kind of additive for legislation - "sweeteners" latched to unsavory bills to make the dish edible.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Food, Chocolate, US Senate, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg

The Hill

Paul hits Clinton's 'shoot first' Syria policy

Sen. Rand Paul criticized potential 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton's Syria policy in an op-ed Wednesday, saying she was "eager to shoot first" without understanding the situation.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US News, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

New York Daily News

Thousands of Abu Ghraib photos set for release

An unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him in this late 2003 file photo at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.


Related Topix: Abu Ghraib, Prison, Iraq, World News, US News, US Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman


White House preps legal case for immigration steps

With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition.


Related Topix: Barack Obama, Dick Cheney

The Washington Post

At the McDonnell trial, sidewalk visuals drive home the same point as testimony

Each morning, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell arrives at the federal courthouse for his public corruption trial - always with lawyers, sometimes with a daughter, never with his wife.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Wedding, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by Girl Sparks New Debate

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.


Related Topix: Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Guns