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  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:44 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican...
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...
  • Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:34 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.
  • GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:32:07 GMT
    Senate Republicans were ready to derail an election-season drive by Democrats on Monday to pressure employers to pay women the same as men for comparable jobs.
    Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in...
  • Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:37 GMT
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.
    Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots.
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...
  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:10:59 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:40 GMT
    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.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
  • Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:01:00 GMT
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016...
    Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential...
  • Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

    Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

    Saturday, September 13 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:19:42 GMT
    A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.
    A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.
  • Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:29:34 GMT
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.
    Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:49:50 GMT
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past...
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past into the...
  • Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:49:13 GMT
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.
    Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.
  • Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:49:57 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a...
    In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the...
  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:21 GMT
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will...
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide...
  • Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:09:35 GMT
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $6 million last month and spent more than twice that in an effort to claim the majority.
    Senate Republicans' campaign arm, which is looking to topple Democrats from their majority in November's elections, spent almost $13 million last month, committee aides said Friday.
  • Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Republican women struggle to secure party's future

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:02:53 GMT
    Elise Stefanik (STEF'-ah-nick) is fighting to make history in upstate New York.
    Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that - like the Republican Party - is struggling to grow.
  • News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:24:14 GMT
    Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
    Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
  • Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Democrat Moulton sets sights on congressional seat

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 06:07:27 GMT
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney...
    Political newcomer Seth Moulton is setting his sights on Republican Richard Tisei in the state's 6th Congressional District, having pulled off the stunning defeat of nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a...
  • After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    After Brown wins GOP primary, Shaheen on offensive

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:57:35 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the...
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wasted no time contrasting Republican Scott Brown's recent arrival in New Hampshire to her deep connections and decades of service, running ads against him hours before he won the Republican...
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:56:48 GMT
    Nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday conceded defeat to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the Democratic primary in the state's 6th Congressional District.
    In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the state's 6th Congressional District.
  • News Guide: Primary election highlights

    News Guide: Primary election highlights

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:47:17 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
  • Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:06:41 GMT
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.
  • US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    US Rep. Tierney concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:56:52 GMT
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.
    Nine-term U.S. Rep. John Tierney has conceded defeat to former Marine Seth Moulton after a hard-fought Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.
  • House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:59:04 GMT
    Speaker John Boehner says the House will extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month and it may be done as part of a government-wide funding bill that's needed to prevent a shutdown at month's...
    House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.
  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:36:52 GMT
    Republicans controlling the House are set to unveil a short-term spending bill with new funds to battle the Ebola outbreak but no additional funding to cope with the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children on...
    Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak.
  • Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Amid GOP fears, Kansas senator's campaign reboots

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:16:53 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' newly retooled campaign already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.
    Pat Roberts' quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he's run in the past.
  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:06:56 GMT
    The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants.
    The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants.
  • GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:06:54 GMT
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about prospects for seizing the Michigan U.S. Senate seat held for more than three decades by retiring Democrat Sen. Carl Levin.
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.
  • Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

    Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:47:54 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama is in Georgia making her debut on the 2014 campaign trail, helping Senate candidate Michelle Nunn in her bid to pick up a key seat for Democrats.
    First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.
  • Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:57:56 GMT
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says that he rejects the outcome of the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election, expected to be released this week after an audit of ballots.
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an...
  • Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:06:45 GMT
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers...
    Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S. military advisers into a...
  • Harsh ad gives Begich re-election bid a hiccup

    Harsh ad gives Begich re-election bid a hiccup

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:43:55 GMT
    Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off the air.
    Sen. Mark Begich's re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off the air.
  • Democrat to fight to quit Kansas US Senate race

    Democrat to fight to quit Kansas US Senate race

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:32:59 GMT
    The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas must remain on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
    The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas says he'll challenge a decision to keep his name on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.
  • Steyer shifts focus to getting out midterm votes

    Steyer shifts focus to getting out midterm votes

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:06:33 GMT
    When he vowed to spend as much as $50 million of his own money, and raise the same from like-minded donors, billionaire Tom Steyer electrified the political world with his promise to make climate change an issue in...
    When he vowed to spend as much as $50 million of his own money, and raise the same from like-minded donors, billionaire Tom Steyer electrified the political world with his promise to make climate change an issue in this...
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:26:21 GMT
    A liberal-leaning think tank is unveiling a health care cost-control plan that borrows some Republican ideas.
    Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs.
  • Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

    Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:42:56 GMT
    NATO's secretary general warns that time is short for Afghan leaders to resolve their presidential election and sign a security agreement so allied troops can remain in the country after the end of the year.
    This week's NATO summit was long planned as a celebration to mark the end of combat in Afghanistan and the coalition forces' shift to a largely advisory role. But the still-unsettled Afghan election has complicated...
  • Democrats' Senate push starts New Hampshire ads

    Democrats' Senate push starts New Hampshire ads

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:22:36 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is running its first ads in New Hampshire's race.
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday began running its first ads to help Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's unexpectedly rocky re-election bid in New Hampshire.
  • Democrat ends campaign in US Senate race in Kansas

    Democrat ends campaign in US Senate race in Kansas

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:02:13 GMT
    The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas had ended his campaign.
    The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ended his campaign Wednesday without explanation.
  • GOP govs' group hits Democrats in Colorado, Maine

    GOP govs' group hits Democrats in Colorado, Maine

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:24:59 GMT
    New campaign ads claim the Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally.
    The Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally, the Republican Governors Association...
  • Sec. Clinton’s remarks Benghazi: The attacks and the lessons learned

    Sec. Clinton’s remarks Benghazi: The attacks and the lessons learned

    Wednesday, January 23 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-23 16:50:15 GMT
    Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, members of the committee, both older and new. I'm very grateful for this opportunity and I thank you very much for your patience to give me the chance
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's opening remarks before her testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
  • BLOG: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    BLOG: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Monday, January 21 2013 1:27 PM EST2013-01-21 18:27:27 GMT
    Interact with our live blog while watching live coverage of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
    Interact with our live blog while watching live coverage of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
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