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  • 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...
  • Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80
    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, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy...
  • 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...
  • A first step in reining in the NSA

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...
  • Specter archives on exhibit at Philadelphia University

    The piece hung over the sofa in Arlen Specter's Capitol office: Framed replicas of the failed U.S. Senate resolution to impeach President Bill Clinton, personally signed by all 100 senator/jurors, the House members who prosecuted the case, and members...
  • Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats

    Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats
    If Charlie Crist thinks he can return to the Governor's Mansion as a Democrat, look his former Republicans "in the eye" and make high-toned talk to get what he wants, he's wrong. But if Nan Rich thinks she has a chance to beat Gov. Rick Scott, she's...
  • Montana Democrats pick state lawmaker as U.S. Senate candidate

    (Reuters) - Democrats in Montana on Saturday nominated a one-term state representative, Amanda Curtis, as their candidate for U.S. Senate to replace incumbent Senator John Walsh who quit the race following a controversy over his suspected plagiarism....
  • Securing funding a challenge for female entrepreneurs

    Securing funding a challenge for female entrepreneurs
    When Lisa Harris Jones launched her law firm 14 years ago, she used the only money she saw as an option — her own. Harris Jones said she founded Harris Jones & Malone with $7,000 on the belief that "if I can't buy it flat out, then I don't need it....
  • First-term state lawmaker faces hasty campaign in Montana Senate race

    For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state's U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task. The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party's...
  • Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz fends off challenge as makeup voting ends

    Surmounting yet another voting snafu, Hawaii awarded its Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to appointed incumbent Brian Schatz late Friday, as he defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in an election whose outcome was delayed nearly a week by the impact of...
  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]

    A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]
    In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible treasonous act by ...