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  • Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:13:58 GMT
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side...More >>
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side...More >>
  • Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:22:37 GMT
    The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.More >>
    The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.More >>
  • Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

    Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:13:48 GMT
    Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even...More >>
    Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the...More >>
  • Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

    Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:18:14 GMT
    Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.More >>
    Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.More >>
  • Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

    Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:59:03 GMT
    A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.More >>
    A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.More >>
  • Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

    Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:43:54 GMT
    Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.More >>
    Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.More >>
  • Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

    Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:24:22 GMT
    Democrats are pushing hard to encourage black and Hispanic voters to show up for the midterm elections in November.More >>
    With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters - especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama - to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover...More >>
  • Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:18:23 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.More >>
    After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.More >>
  • Dems' House campaign raises almost $5M this week

    Dems' House campaign raises almost $5M this week

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:45:32 GMT
    The head of House Democrats' campaign arm says online donors gave almost $5 million this week.More >>
    Democratic donors online gave their party's House campaign arm almost $5 million in the week that ended Friday, a record for the group attempting the uphill task of ousting Republicans from their majority.More >>
  • Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:44:00 GMT
    Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.More >>
    Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.More >>
  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:10 GMT
    Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break.More >>
    Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking...More >>
  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:45:40 GMT
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...More >>
    The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback...More >>
  • Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

    Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:54:25 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month.More >>
    Promising to visit New Hampshire often, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday defended his economic record against Democratic attacks while courting voters in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the...More >>
  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:40:20 GMT
    Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes...More >>
    Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after...More >>
  • Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

    Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:08:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.More >>
    President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly...More >>
  • GOP's Cochran seeks voters at 'Giant Houseparty'

    GOP's Cochran seeks voters at 'Giant Houseparty'

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:28:17 GMT
    For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign...More >>
    Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter your skin color, or how much money you have."More >>
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:35:16 GMT
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...More >>
    The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be...More >>
  • Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

    Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:29:40 GMT
    Afghan officials say they'll resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after resolving disputes between the candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.More >>
    Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid...More >>
  • Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:27:34 GMT
    Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.More >>
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.More >>
  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:57:46 GMT
    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang says South Korea's Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho has been elected as president.More >>
    Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous...More >>
  • Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

    Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:29:56 GMT
    Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.More >>
    Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.More >>
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:49:43 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...More >>
  • Tea-party challenger confronts Roberts in Kansas

    Tea-party challenger confronts Roberts in Kansas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:37:20 GMT
    Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour of downtown Emporia on Wednesday, interrupting the senator's campaign stop to call attention to his refusal to have...More >>
    Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour in eastern Kansas on Wednesday, interrupting the senator's campaign stop to call attention to his refusal to have debates ahead of...More >>
  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases

    Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:07:47 GMT
    The Justice Department has sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.More >>
    The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.More >>
  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:08:00 GMT
    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.More >>
    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival...More >>
  • GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:42 GMT
    Republican senators have blocked an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
    Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:07:31 GMT
    Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The...More >>
    Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated...More >>
  • Leaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks

    Leaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:02:37 GMT
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a...More >>
    The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central...More >>
  • Poll: Turks divided on Erdogan before election

    Poll: Turks divided on Erdogan before election

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:16:40 GMT
    An opinion poll shows Turks are divided on how they feel about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his bid to become president in an upcoming election, and about their country's direction.More >>
    Turks are divided on how they feel about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his bid to become president in an upcoming election, and about their country's direction, according to an opinion poll published...More >>
  • Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

    Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:38:50 GMT
    Senate gridlock is making it hard for senators to claim legislative achievements as they run for re-election.More >>
    The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to...More >>
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:47:27 GMT
    The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.More >>
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...More >>
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:46 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.More >>
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.More >>
  • Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:42:43 GMT
    Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.More >>
    House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk was bogus.More >>
  • Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

    Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:15:02 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely...More >>
    The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional...More >>
  • Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

    Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:57:20 GMT
    Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the...More >>
    Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's...More >>
  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:24:09 GMT
    An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.More >>
    An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.More >>
  • US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

    US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:43:37 GMT
    The Obama administration's nuclear negotiator is refusing to impose a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.More >>
    The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending...More >>
  • Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:15:54 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.More >>
    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.More >>
  • Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

    Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:08:22 GMT
    Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either.More >>
    Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either.More >>
  • Ernst back from military training to Senate race

    Ernst back from military training to Senate race

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:17:56 GMT
    Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the...More >>
    Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for...More >>
  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:36:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law...More >>
  • California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:35:07 GMT
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.More >>
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.More >>
  • GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

    GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:24:55 GMT
    Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a...More >>
    Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive -...More >>
  • Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

    Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:03:34 GMT
    Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.More >>
    Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.More >>
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:33:38 GMT
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic...More >>
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.More >>
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...More >>
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.More >>
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:00 GMT
    The talk among Montana veterans has been about U.S. Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research paper he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.More >>
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.More >>
  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:54 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability.More >>
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political...More >>
  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:13 GMT
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.More >>
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law...More >>
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >>
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...More >>
  • Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:37:42 GMT
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
  • Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

    Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:33:48 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh is learning that running for a highly competitive Senate seat brings intense scrutiny of almost everything he ever wrote or said publicly.More >>
    It's one thing to be Montana's lieutenant governor. It's another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.More >>
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >>
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...More >>
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:34:51 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.More >>
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:35:09 GMT
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.More >>
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian...More >>
  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta...More >>
    President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and...More >>
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:18 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >>
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...More >>
  • This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:04:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of...More >>
    Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and...More >>
  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:04:12 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.More >>
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...More >>
  • Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:53 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden says it's time the public turns against a raft of new laws that restrict the ability to vote.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the...More >>
  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:33:43 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term...More >>
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.More >>
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.More >>
  • Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:09 GMT
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.More >>
    Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.More >>
  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:56 GMT
    National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.More >>
    The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for...More >>
  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:53:41 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as anxiety over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine eased and investors shifted their focus to U.S. corporate earnings.More >>
    Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.More >>
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:46:40 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...More >>
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...More >>
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:33:25 GMT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder...More >>
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that...More >>
  • Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:55 GMT
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.More >>
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.More >>
  • Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:40 GMT
    Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more...More >>
    Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal...More >>
  • Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:13 GMT
    Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he rejects the election process and accused it of being unfair as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52...More >>
    Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the...More >>
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:44:22 GMT
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal...More >>
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the...More >>
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...More >>
  • Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:32 GMT
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business...More >>
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges,...More >>
  • Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:05:22 GMT
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps signaling widespread apathy within both...More >>
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political...More >>
  • Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

    Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:03:29 GMT
    Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key...More >>
    Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground...More >>
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:10:18 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."More >>
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."More >>
  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:21:03 GMT
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
  • DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

    DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:32:26 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee is carrying just $3 million in debt - a significant reduction in its onetime $23 million tab.More >>
    The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.More >>
  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:10:36 GMT
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
  • Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:01 GMT
    The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks Saturday that left at least 27 people dead.More >>
    Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's...More >>
  • Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:30 GMT
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The large numbers of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is putting Democrats in a bind.More >>
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats...More >>
  • Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

    Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:37 GMT
    At Netroots Nation, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren captures the hearts of Democratic activists thinking about the 2016 presidential campaign.More >>
    At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds tell them that Hillary...More >>
  • La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:30:26 GMT
    After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday - but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.More >>
    Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...More >>
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:13:58 GMT
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side...More >>
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side...More >>
  • US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

    US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-08-02 07:44:31 GMT
    The White House says the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be an "absolutely outrageous" action by Hamas.More >>
    The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action.More >>
  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:47:58 GMT
    House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for...More >>
    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to...More >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • 2 crashes minutes apart injure 40 in San Francisco

    2 crashes minutes apart injure 40 in San Francisco

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:51:20 GMT
    Forty people were injured and more than half of them hospitalized in two separate San Francisco transit collisions just minutes apart - a bus and a dump truck crashed then a light-rail train and a tractor-trailer...More >>
    Forty people were injured and more than half of them hospitalized in two separate San Francisco transit collisions just minutes apart - a bus and a dump truck crashed then a light-rail train and a tractor-trailer collided...More >>
  • Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

    Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:37:13 GMT
    Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.More >>
    Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.More >>
  • Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

    Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

    Saturday, August 2 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-02 06:06:09 GMT
    New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.More >>
    New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.More >>
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