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  • Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the...
  • Hogan bus draws stares, raises eyebrows

    Hogan bus draws stares, raises eyebrows
    When Republican Larry Hogan has someplace special to be in his bid for governor, he arrives in a giant, rock star-style bus emblazoned with his campaign logo. The monstrous Change Maryland Express functions partly as a rolling billboard, a backdrop...
  • Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist...
  • Showbiz Democrats Rally to Keep Party's Grip on Senate in Midterm Elections

    One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...
  • Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

    The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller....
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Danger: Politics Ahead

    Danger: Politics Ahead
    There's an interesting piece on Politico today in which Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell hints at what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate in this fall's election. Here's an excerpt: In an extensive interview here, the typically...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren — Democrat, liberal, go-to fundraiser

    In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November. But at a recent fundraiser in...
  • Republican senators defeat conservative challengers in primary votes

    Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
  • Campaign finance and bipartisan censorship

    Campaign finance and bipartisan censorship
    Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...
  • Kansas senator's years in Washington are both advantage, vulnerability

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...