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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

What would a Mitch McConnell-led Senate look like?

It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell don't like one another.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Patty Murray, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

4 hrs ago | The Hill

Republican presidential hopefuls steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause celebre.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014


GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Washington Post

Rep. Vance McAllister kissed. Now can he make up with voters after the scandal?

In a video obtained by "The Ouachita Citizen," Rep. Vance McAllister is allegedly seen kissing a female member of his district office staff last December.


Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat, Liberal Political News

National Public Radio

Cantor Blasts Obama For Immigration Attack On GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Senate, John McCain, Republican, US News

The Washington Post

Dems Hagan, Nunn, Grimes among big winners in Senate campaign fundraising

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt of energy for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority in the midterm elections.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Georgia

The Washington Post

Boston police arrest man for bringing a oehoax explosive devicea to Boston Marathon finish line

A member of the Boston Police Department's bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday, April 15. Boston police officers blew up two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday night after a man showed up to in the area barefoot, yelling and holding a backpack ... (more)


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News


Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative

President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Oakdale, PA, Joe Biden

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election

Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Tue Apr 15, 2014

USA Today

Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detainedAlleged Hillary Clinton...

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News

The Washington Post

US Airways wona t fire person who sent that pornographic

The person responsible for sending an insanely graphic tweet from the official US Airways account on Monday won't be fired because they made an honest mistake, a spokesman for the airline said Tuesday.

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The Washington Post

Don't call Mark Pryor the 'Blanche Lincoln of 2014.' Here's why.

Sen. Mark Pryor is one of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection in November.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, Blanche Lincoln, Democrat, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Mark Pryor, 2012 Presidential Election

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Ad Says Obama Policies 'Simply Wrong'

Sen. Mary Landrieu speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Mary Landrieu , , in a new ad for her re-election campaign, distances herself from the Obama administration while touting her Washington insider cred that has led to her chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.


Related Topix: Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, 2012 Presidential Election

The Washington Post

Colleges surveyed on sexual assault

Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to constituents during a roundtable discussion on the campus of the University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg, Mo.


Related Topix: US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, Science / Technology

The Wall Street Journal

O'Malley on 2016: Democrats Could Use Real Contest

As it looks now, the Democratic presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton 's for the taking .


Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, us Travel, Travel, Scott Walker


Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

The Washington Post

Last night's lunar eclipse over southern California.

Most studies of aging concentrate on the deterioration of those more than 50 years old, and paint a woeful portrait of life in decline once people are past their breeding years.


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National Public Radio

People With Old Social Security Debts Get Reprieve

The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US News, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski