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  • Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and...
  • Patrick brings Congressional campaign to Newport News

    Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in the November election, took her campaign to the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding, She spoke to shipyard workers about raising the minimum wage, tax breaks for the middle...
  • Why Isn't Visconti Part Of Debates?

    I believe some news source should tackle the question of why Joe Visconti -- a valid candidate for governor -- is not being invited to the debates. What are the other candidates afraid of? Visconti is an official candidate for governor who has...
  • Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels. While Florida Senator Marco Rubio voted...
  • Congress heads home to face voters with little to brag about

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress' reputation as one of the least productive ever. If lawmakers...
  • Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs

    Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs
    MERIDEN--The day after state department of labor estimates showed Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley leaned over the counter at a diner in Meriden and relayed the figure to the waitress standing behind it....
  • Former Union President Confronts Foley About T.B. Wood's

    Former Union President Confronts Foley About T.B. Wood's
    The day after union officials called attention to a 1990 strike at a Pennsylvania plant owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, a retired union leader confronted Foley on the campaign trail about the labor dispute.  Charlie Moyles, 89,...
  • Catalonia lawmakers approve holding vote for independence from Spain

    Catalonia lawmakers approve holding vote for independence from Spain
    A day after Scotland rejected independence, lawmakers in Spain's northeast region of Catalonia moved Friday to hold their own referendum on breaking away from Spain and forming a new European country. Voting 106 to 28, Catalonia's regional parliament...
  • Scotland's 'no' to independence sets up battle in Europe's other breakaway regions

    EDINBURGH, Scotland European leaders worried about other would-be breakaway regions were able to breathe again Friday after Scottish voters' resounding rejection of independence, but in the still-intact British Isles, the reaction was mixed for many,...
  • Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

    WASHINGTON Moving quickly on the heels of the House of Representatives, the Senate grudgingly approved a measure Thursday that gives President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State and provides funding to...
  • Black lawmakers map out plans to boost Democrats this fall

    WASHINGTON With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall, the Congressional Black Caucus is hitting the road to bolster Democrats facing tough races in the Deep South. Several CBC members outlined their get-out-the-vote efforts at a news conference...