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1 hr ago | KIDK CBS 3

Nevada senators face off over militia groups

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are "domestic terrorists," while the state's Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them "patriots."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Harry Reid, Democrat

4 hrs ago | KIII

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, 2012 Presidential Election

8 hrs ago | Castanet.net

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline, likely punting decision until after Election Day

The Obama administration is extending indefinitely its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

12 hrs ago | Daily Record

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Illinois Government

12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Politics, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | KMIZ

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley

20 hrs ago | ABC News

Blumenthal: Metro-North Fined $552,000 Past Decade

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Richard Blumenthal

21 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation's newest social program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Thu Apr 17, 2014

EDGE

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Sen. Reid Reportedly Calls Supporters of Nevada Rancher Bundy a Domestic Terroristsa

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are "domestic terrorists" and Bundy does not respect his country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada

WHDH

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: Chelsea (New York, NY), US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Journalgazette.net

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, New York

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Ron Paul

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, New York, Barack Obama

WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

National Public Radio

Holder: Americans Stand With Kansas City Mourners

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Republican, Kansas, US Governors, Life, Holidays, Passover

KDWN

2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney

The Fresno Bee

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

This Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Mark Begich, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year's first quarter - about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall's partial government shutdown.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Arkansas, ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors

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