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2 hrs ago |

Five must-follow races for the midterms

That means if you turn on your TV, expect to see more -- and nastier -- political advertisements.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Scott Walker, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | WBTV

School to begin in Chicago 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 Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Violent Crime

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent

The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, Camp Delta, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

KFMB-TV San Diego

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Milwaukee, WI, Financial Markets, Scott Walker, US Governors

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

WTOP-FM Washington

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner, Representative Tom Cotton, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

"Despite the incredibly low polling, favorable ratings for Congress, it's still an incumbent's world," said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics that tracks political money.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama


Ukraine: Russia attacked airfield in east

A Russian army tank attacked airfields in eastern Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian military officials said, amid worsening tensions between Kiev and Moscow.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Politics, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat

The Age

Libyan armed faction takes over US Embassy annex in Tripoli

Washington: Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, US officials say.

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

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.


Related Topix: US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

What states like California can offer to get Teslaa s $5 billion factory

LOS ANGELES >> Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.


Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Tax

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend.


Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, Barack Obama, W., Ferguson, MO

CBS Local

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running In 2016

Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Salisbury Journal

PM's terror response 'cheerleading'

Prime Minister David Cameron said the intelligence and security services believe that at least 500 Britons had gone to fight in Syria and potentially Iraq Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has hit out at David Cameron over his response to the threat posed by British jihadis in a sign of the junior coalition partner's unease about plans to ... (more)


Related Topix: Conservatives (UK)

WTVG-TV Toledo

Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, Manassas, VA

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

South American food chains use Florida as US gate

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.


Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Kerry: ISIS is a 'disease,' stamp it out

ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama


Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors