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  • Senate's inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

    WASHINGTON A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn't assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency's detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of...
  • In Kansas Senate race, Pat Roberts' legacy may be his downfall

    WASHINGTON Pat Roberts has never run a close race. From his first election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 to his last Senate campaign in 2008, Roberts handily beat every challenger he ever faced. The Kansas Republican trounced opponents...
  • White House nominates former Google exec Lee to head patent office

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday nominated Michelle Lee to be director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which the former Google executive has led on an acting basis since January. The patent office, regarded as the steward of...
  • Greg Orman, independent candidate for Senate in Kansas, still a cipher for some voters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Greg Orman: Businessman, candidate, mystery. Ninety days ago, those descriptions seemed appropriate. Few Kansans knew anything about the 45-year-old Olathe resident pursuing a then long-shot independent campaign against incumbent U.S....
  • Race for Florida governor hit by fan interference

    Florida, the state of the hanging chad, once again has something new for the political world — a race for governor that may be determined by fan interference. That would be an electric fan, dark brown plastic, less than a foot across. On Wednesday...
  • In U.S. Congress, Republicans step up demands for Ebola travel ban

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers dragged the Ebola crisis into the political arena on Thursday, ramping up their demands that President Barack Obama impose new restrictions on travel from countries ravaged by the deadly virus. Returning to...
  • Obama tells CDC he wants Ebola 'SWAT team' ready to go anywhere

    Obama tells CDC he wants Ebola 'SWAT team' ready to go anywhere
    President Obama said Wednesday evening that he directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a “SWAT team” to be ready to deploy anywhere in the country to help local healthcare systems respond to any Ebola cases....
  • Despite his safe seat, Ellison plunges into race

    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, running in his heavily Democratic Minneapolis congressional district, could put his campaign in neutral and coast to victory if he wanted. But that's not how he's approaching this race. As Democrats across the country fret...
  • Obama to campaign for Brown

    Obama to campaign for Brown
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will make a stop in Maryland this weekend to support Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor, the White House said Tuesday. The president plans to visit Upper Marlboro on Sunday for a rally intended to...
  • Warner, Gillespie, release Senate fundraising figures

    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, released their third-quarter fundraising totals within the last 24 hours or so. As you would expect, Warner has a lot more cash on hand with less than three weeks to election day....
  • Democratic U.S. senator raises concerns over potential CP, CSX deal

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of a U.S. Senate subcommittee raised concerns in a letter on Thursday to the U.S. Attorney General and head of the top U.S. rail regulator about a potential merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and CSX Corp, and...