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  • Sen. Landrieu seeks re-election, faces flak over Louisiana address

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat in the midst of a close re-election campaign, is under fire from her Republican challengers for listing her parents' house in New Orleans as her home address in election filings....
  • Oklahoma transgender candidate misses making history by 22 votes

    Oklahoma transgender candidate misses making history by 22 votes
    Oklahoma’s 88th legislative district is a bright blue dot in a deep red state, a district that has sent liberal and openly gay lawmakers to the state Capitol. And last week, it came within 22 votes of electing the state’s first openly...
  • Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at...
  • Friday: How 'real' is the unity now shown by Florida Democrats?

      It is if you consider Florida Democrats are desperate. It's been a long time since one of their members was governor. The legend of "Walkin' Lawton" is a distant memory, and he did that when he ran for the U.S. Senate. His successor, Buddy McKay...
  • 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...
  • Obama signals timing of new immigration measures in question

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he still planned to take steps on his own to improve the U.S. immigration system but that his timeline for taking action has been affected by the need to deal with a flood of migrant...
  • Mitch McConnell's bromance with the Koch brothers

    Control of the U.S. Senate is the most important prize at stake in this year's mid-term elections. There are 36 Senate seats up for election -- 21 are held by Democrats, 15 by Republicans. The most hotly contested races are in North Carolina, Louisiana,...
  • President Obama Nominates Danny Marti As New 'Piracy Czar'

    Danny Marti, a copyright and trademark attorney in Washignton, has been nominated as the new White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator, a position dubbed "piracy czar" because of its mission to tackle infringement. It has been more than a...
  • Voters in 2 rival camps will elect 2 rival Congresses

    PRATT, Kan. America will elect two Congresses this fall, particularly in the House of Representatives. That's because there are two Americas doing the voting: one hunkered down in redder-than-ever Republican districts that send partisan Republican...
  • Three New Teams In The AAC: East Carolina, Tulsa and Tulane Join UConn's Conference

    EAST CAROLINA Location: Greenville, N.C. Enrollment: 21,298 Founded: 1907 Nickname: Pirates Colors: Purple and gold Famous ECU athletes: Jets running back Chris Johnson; NFL quarterback David Garrard; former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake; former NFL...
  • Mayo: Sorting out election night winners and losers

    Sorting out Tuesday's election results in Broward and Palm Beach County:   Winner: Charlie Crist. It doesn't matter what party label he wears or how he flip-flops … uh, evolves on key issues — Crist is living proof of the power of...