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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Pat Roberts Has a Problem

Until recently, the only Senate pick-up opportunities for Democrats in November appeared to be in Georgia and Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Opinion

9 hrs ago | CBS News

Scott Brown closing in on Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire: Poll

In this file photo, Scott Brown formally announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate April 10, 2014 at Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Portsmouth, NH, University of New Hampshire, Mitt Romney

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

What happened in Ferguson could be happening anywhere. But it was more likely in Missouri.

St. Ann, Missouri police officer Lt. Ray Albers points an assault rifle at a protester of the death of teenager Michael Brown on Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo.


Related Topix: Missouri, Ferguson, MO, St. Ann, MO, St Louis County, MO, US News

17 hrs ago | Reuters

Republican lawmaker slams SEC over unauthorized leaks to media

A Republican lawmaker slammed the Securities and Exchange Commission over leaks of confidential information to media outlets, including Reuters, calling the disclosures "unacceptable."


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Washington Post

3Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly nominate NRA head Wayne LaPierre in latest #IceBucketChallenge

And he's going to do it. Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt by a gunman in 2011, has ever since been a leader in the effort to strengthen gun control laws.


Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

The Washington Post

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fox News

Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?

A year after his "red line" was crossed in the deadly chemical attack against Syrian rebels and civilians -- including hundreds of children -- allegedly by Syrian government forces, President Obama finds himself in the awkward position of being on the same side as the Assad regime in the fight to keep Islamic State militants from gaining more ... (more)


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Terrorism, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Conservative Political News


U.S. Representative Ryan sees no government shutdown this year: paper

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. government shutdown this year, he told a Washington newspaper, saying he thought they would fund federal agencies through the upcoming elections.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Roll Call, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Roll Call

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., released his first ad of the cycle Thursday, touting work he's done that he says has helped "hold Congress accountable."

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Related Topix: Representative Brian Bilbray, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott Peters, Democrat

Fox News

Iowa GOP Senate candidate takes on military sexual assaults, armed with personal story

As a combat veteran who served in the Iraq war, Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst knows first-hand how difficult it is to fight a war on two fronts.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham, Carl Levin

The Washington Post

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.


Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Eric H. Holder Jr., in Ferguson, shares pain over racism

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Florrissant, Mo., on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO, US News

The Washington Post

Justice Dept. must provide list of a Fast and Furiousa documents

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called operation "Fast and Furious."


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, ATF

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

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

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

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

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

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