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  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • Rothenberg analysis: Senate GOP gains at least 7 seats

    WASHINGTON While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don't show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn't be shocked by a larger gain. Rothenberg...
  • Out of touch? Senate candidates under fire for where they live

    WASHINGTON The elections for control of the Senate could hinge as much on where some candidates live as on how they vote. Residency controversies are dogging Senate candidates in several pivotal states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and New...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Journalists slam Forest Service over wilderness permits

    When Idaho Public Television proposed shooting a documentary this year about the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service ordered its journalists to get permits. Never mind that the nonprofit state-owned news outlet had filmed in wilderness for 32 years....
  • Fight for Senate control down to five states

    WASHINGTON With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democratic senators. Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the Senate for...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the...
  • Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73

    (Reuters) - Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. Boggs, an influential figure in the...
  • Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

    Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election...