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  • Lawmakers to re-examine tough inversion issue

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania's Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in...
  • Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world

    Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man's world
    When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions - but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture...
  • 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...
  • New wave of conservatives vie for U.S. House seats

    (Reuters) - Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates. Here are some of the most notable departures and the candidates...
  • Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

    FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he...
  • Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot

     Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot
    WATERTOWN — Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, secured another line on the November ballot on Tuesday by winning the endorsement of the Independent Party over Trinity College professor and party activist John Mertens. The party has...
  • Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale

    Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale
    In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale. Crist won&...
  • Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...
  • In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

    The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...
  • Foley And Professor Vying To Be Independent Party Nominee

    HARTFORD — The Independent Party is a deeply divided political group with no office, no money and little in the way of organizational muscle. Yet a battle is brewing for the right to run for governor on the minor party's ballot line....
  • Maine Senator Angus King endorses independent for governor

    PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Senator Angus King endorsed Maine's independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler on Monday, a boost his supporters hope could change the dynamics of one of the country's most closely contested gubernatorial races. King, a...