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11 min ago | Fox News

Alaska gubernatorial candidates join forces against GOP incumbent

The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor said Tuesday that they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell.


Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, Sean Parnell, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Conservative Political News

1 hr ago | Reuters

Senator Begich pulls campaign commercial using grisly murder, rape

Alaska Democrat Mark Begich has canceled a re-election campaign attack commercial citing grisly murders and child rape after the victims' family complained, the latest standoff in a key race for Republicans' bid to recapture control of the U.S. Senate.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, George Bush, W.

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

David Ignatius: The Senate Republicans' foolish fight over ambassadors

Talk about America's decline is usually wrong. But how else would you describe a country that, in a world of exploding tensions, is unable to confirm dozens of ambassadors to foreign posts because of partisan squabbling? Even by Washington standards, the Senate Republicans have hit a new low for hypocrisy.


Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. Republican lawmakers say regulators treat insurers unfairly

A group of Republican lawmakers on Tuesday accused U.S. regulators of "disparate treatment" of nonbank financial firms that are currently being considered for tougher oversight.


Related Topix: Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Sean Duffy, Representative Steve Stivers, Representative Dennis Ross, Representative Mick Mulvaney, Spencer Bachus

11 hrs ago | USA Today

Rep. Michael Grimm's corruption trial to begin Dec. 1

Rep. Michael Grimm's federal trial on tax evasion charges won't happen until voters have already decided whether he should return to Congress.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, Associated Press, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

USGS scientist works on earthquake early warning and monitoring systems

Soon after her family moved to California, Elizabeth Cochran experienced the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Reno, NV, US News

19 hrs ago | Fox News

Chicago school year to begin with more safety guards

Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Violent Crime

22 hrs ago | Reuters

Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

Cantor, who was defeated in June by a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary election, will provide strategic counsel to the company's corporate and institutional clients on key issues, Moelis said.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, US News, Tea Party

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Washington Post

55 things to know about driving on marijuana

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US News

New York Daily News

Obama, Biden tout economic gains to union crowds in fiery Labor Day speeches

President Obama and Vice President Biden both delivered fiery Labor Day speeches Monday, in separate but unified events designed to enliven the national Democratic base just two months before Election Day.


Related Topix: Joe Biden, US News

New York Daily News

Armed and valorous

It's a popular new chant: "demilitarize the police." Not that catchy, but you've surely heard it by now.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion

The Washington Post

Five things to know about Delaware's election

DOVER, Del. - Here are five things to know about campaigns, candidates and politics in Delaware as voters prepare for the Sept.


Related Topix: Senator Tom Carper, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons, Dover, DE, Christine O'Donnell, Republican

Fox News

Islamic State fighters eyeing attacks beyond Iraq and inside US, lawmakers say

This March 25, 2014 file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., leaving a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Adam Smith, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Dutch Ruppersberger


Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.


Related Topix: US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Abortion, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014


U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose 'very serious threat' to U.S.: lawmaker

Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday.


Related Topix: Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

Michael Brown and the friend who saw his shooting

Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother's house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Greens Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, US News


Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Prison, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

New York Post

US senator calls Russiaa s actions in Ukraine an a invasiona

The leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sunday called Russia's actions in Ukraine an "invasion" and called for the US and its allies to check President Vladimir Putin.


Related Topix: Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Vladimir Putin, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, State of the Union, Dianne Feinstein

The Washington Post

Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown, Ted Cruz says

The other potential 2016 presidential candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend - including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul - were outshone by Sen. Ted Cruz , whose raucous, rabble-rousing speech centered on a hawkish foreign policy, repealing the Affordable Care Act, defending constitutional rights and ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Texas Government, Texas


Obama family attends wedding of long-time aide

President Barack Obama and his family return to Washington after attending the wedding of their long-time friend and food guru Sam Kass to media personality Alex Wagner.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama