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1 hr ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

3 hrs ago | Cudahy

Mary Burke Has No Position on Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between exclusive countries and until recent documents have emerged , has been drown in secrecy. Behind closed doors, the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America , copyright infringement laws, cause job loss and even implement net neutrality .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

Mid-Day Mumbai

No stops for Modi in US

Washington: Not long ago, Narendra Modi was not welcome in the US. But the US is now pulling out all stops to woo him when he comes calling at the White House as India's prime minister at the end of this month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George Bush, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, John McCain

Click2Houston

Kerry: Countries willing to aid against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.

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Related Topix: World News, Egypt, US Politics, Republican, Lindsey Graham

KOAT-TV

Sanders eyes 'political revolution' in Iowa

All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Dubuque, IA, US Politics, US News, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Prince George Citizen

Clintons returning to Iowa to honour Harkin, promote 2014 Democrats

White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, were to headline Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in the rural Iowa town Indianola.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

Press-Telegram

Southern California police armed with military arsenal through program

Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Education Etc., Pasadena, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WWLP

Mass. candidates hitting campaign trail

Democrat Martha Coakley and running mate Steve Kerrigan will join Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy to greet diners at a luncheonette and ice cream parlor in Newton on Saturday. They will then attend a Democratic unity event in Springfield before stopping by a Puerto Rican bakery.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Republican, Prison, Senator Rand Paul, Illegal Immigration

Salt Lake Tribune

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, John Boehner

KFVS12

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Tom Udall, Senator Tom Udall, Charleston, WV, David Vitter, Republican

WTOP-FM Washington

Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among those sharing memories of the late author and Renaissance woman artist Friday at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years. From a stage brightened by beds of white roses, it was a chance for friends and family members to pay tribute before hundreds of attendees and for the city itself to claim at least part of her legacy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Harlem (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama

WYFF-TV Greenville

Senator reimburses feds over $30K in travel

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign paid for more than 12 years of wrongfully taxpayer-funded travel, her office announced Friday. Landrieu's campaign reimbursed the federal government $33,727 for chartered flights that were wrongly charged to her Senate office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe. Speaking at a conference in New York, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender said she was deeply concerned about the threat posed to women by terrorist group like Boko Haram and the Islamic State militants occupying parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Terrorism

Fort Morgan Times

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Fox News Sunday" - McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Jack Reed, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Albuquerque, NM

WHAS11

Udall visits towns rebuilding 1 year after flood

Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is visiting flood-ravaged villages in the foothills, again touting his role in getting millions of dollars in federal aid for recovery. Udall, a Democrat, will visit Lyons and Jamestown on Friday, two towns that were hit hard by the deadly flood in September 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado

The Chronicle-Telegram

Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear cheers from a crowd of Democrats hoping she will.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices, Books

Brandon Sun

White House confident in legal basis for expanded fight against Islamic State without Congress

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, George Bush, Terrorism

SFGate

Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District as an extreme partisan on the far left, hoping to leave him politically wounded and vulnerable to GOP challenger Richard Tisei in the November election. After Democratic voters bounced Tierney in Tuesday's primary in favor of newcomer Seth Moulton , Tisei will no longer be facing a nine-term Democratic incumbent with suitcases of political baggage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Life, Veteran Affairs, 2012 Presidential Election

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