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  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan Рarming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into...
  • Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come...
  • Democrats criticize Obama on immigration-order delay

    Democrats criticize Obama on immigration-order delay
    With President Obama deciding not to take executive action on immigration until after the November election, some Democrats took to the Sunday talk shows to voice their frustration with him and with Congress' continued inaction.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-...
  • New polls narrow the list of Senate battlegrounds

    After months of very few reliable polls in this fall's key elections, new numbers have started to pop up with regularity, giving a better sense of which races are truly competitive as Democrats try to hold off the prospect of Republican control of the...
  • GOP moderates fight back

    GOP moderates fight back
    The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas,...
  • Sullivan claims victory in Alaska's U.S. Republican Senate primary

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska's three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate. Unofficial results...
  • Roll Call's 10 most vulnerable senators

    WASHINGTON Montana's appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber in early August, but his decision to not seek a full term has opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is...
  • Republicans appear in position to take Senate control

    WASHINGTON Voters hate Washington, and they'll get their chance to shake things up in November's midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give...
  • Palin goes 0-for-2 in Alaska as clout disappears nationally

    WASHINGTON Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled. A referendum to restore Palin'...
  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...