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  • S.C. House speaker suspends himself from office after being indicted

    S.C. House speaker suspends himself from office after being indicted
    The speaker of South Carolina's House of Representatives found himself in the awkward position of having to suspend himself from office Thursday, a day after he was indicted by a grand jury on campaign finance and misconduct charges. Speaker Bobby...
  • Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?

    Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?
    Sen. John McCain, one of the last non-anguished interventionists in Washington (his Sancho Panza, fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, is another), had a very good last week. He watched President Barack Obama decide to drop bombs on Syria, a policy...
  • No court-martial for nurse who refused to give forced-feeding at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A Navy commander has chosen not to court-martial a nurse who refused to conduct forced feedings of hunger strikers this summer and has instead asked a board to determine whether the nurse should be allowed to stay in the U....
  • Senate holds hearing on District of Columbia statehood

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state....
  • Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was...
  • Politics a family business for many U.S. candidates this year

    (Reuters) - Fighting for his political survival in a race that could swing majority control of the U.S. Senate, Arkansas Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor is leaning on a political asset no amount of campaign money can buy. His dad. David Pryor, the...
  • 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...
  • Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds

    Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds
    While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55...
  • Missouri lawmakers override Governor's veto on '72-hour' abortion law

    (Reuters) - Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law requiring women to wait three days for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, according to the legislature's websites - overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon. In July,...
  • Islamic State brings shift in America: People want to see action

    Six years ago, when Barack Obama won the presidency, Americans were weary of overseas problems; today, they're scared. An unusually large and sudden shift in public attitudes about the threat the nation faces from extremist Islamic militants in the...
  • 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...