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2 hrs ago | Fox News

Louisiana Senate race: Yes, Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out victory in 2014

Feb. 20, 2013: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam.


Related Topix: US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Louisiana, Opinion

6 hrs ago | USA Today

Paleologos on the Poll: North Carolina

In the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey of likely general-election voters in North Carolina, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan was clinging to a 2-point lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis.

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Related Topix: Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Elizabeth Dole, Republican

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

3Shrinking government: Federal hiring is down, departures are up

Federal hiring has declined rapidly in recent years, while the number of departures has increased nearly as fast.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Life, Veteran Affairs, US News

12 hrs ago | CBS News

Missouri governor won't remove prosecutor from Ferguson case

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday evening he will not remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch from the investigation into Michael Brown's death, a case that has sparked more than a week of angry protests and violent unrest.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

16 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

U.S. Airstrike Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands on top of Mosul Dam Tuesday. The strategically important structure was taken from militants earlier this week.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Barack Obama

17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

18 hrs ago | Reuters

Al Jazeera rejects Al Gore's allegations on Current TV deal

TV broadcaster Al Jazeera rejected allegations of fraud and breach of contract leveled by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt over their sale of Current TV to the Middle East-based company in 2013.


Related Topix: Al Gore, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

US trying to verify video of American's killing

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston.


Related Topix: Journalism, Rochester, NH, Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

The Washington Post

Charges weighed against NYPD officer in chokehold death

A New York prosecutor announced Tuesday that he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.


Related Topix: New York, US News

The Washington Post

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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Related Topix: Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Reince Priebus

Wall Street Journal

Uber Hires Obama Adviser Amid Regulatory Fight

Uber has hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama 's two presidential wins, to help the taxi-hailing app win battles with regulators and soften its image in the public sphere.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore

USA Today

Sen. Harry Reid worries about South Dakota seat

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid voiced confidence about Democrats keeping control of the Senate, but he's concerned about the race in South Dakota.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Harry Reid, Mike Rounds, US Governors, Senator Mark Begich

The Wall Street Journal

Seib Video: Obama's Fine Line in Discussing Ferguson

President Barack Obama is struggling to find the right words to say about the death of Michael Brown , the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last week, and the resulting unrest.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post

US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Lummis, Matt Mead, US Governors, Ohio


Texas' Perry to fight indictment casting shadow on possible 2016 run

Texas Governor Rick Perry will vigorously fight a two-count felony indictment returned by a state grand jury last week charging him with abuse of power, his lawyers said on Monday, calling the prosecution "outrageous."


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Travis County, TX, Barack Obama


Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, David Vitter, Republican

The Washington Post

Official autopsy: Brown shot 6 times, had pot in system

An unarmed black teenager had marijuana in his system when he was fatally shot six times by a white police officer, two people familiar with the official county autopsy of Michael Brown said Monday.


Related Topix: Obituaries, US News

The Washington Post

McCain, Brown: US foreign policy weak, ineffective

Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown say U.S. foreign policy is weak and ineffective under President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Barack Obama


Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform, Activism, Barack Obama,