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  • Conservative group running pro-Grayson, anti-Murphy ad

    A group that backs conservative Republicans is running ads in Florida taking the side of liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and against moderate Congressman Patrick Murphy. And in doing so, the Club for Growth might be butting its nose into a potential...
  • Senate health plan deserves fair hearing

     Senate health plan deserves fair hearing
    In a good-faith effort to break the health care policy deadlock that has immobilized Tallahassee, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner unveiled a compromise Tuesday. The ink was barely dry on the plan when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Gov. Rick...
  • Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature

    Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature
    Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved. The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end...
  • Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana

    The state Senate voted Wednesday to impose stricter regulations on Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use. Senators overwhelmingly supported the measure 29-1, but now it goes the House,...
  • Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill

    Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill
    As a proposal over a major trade deal reached a critical point in the Senate last week, lawmakers reported a rare occurrence: last-minute calls from President Obama. His calls ultimately helped ensure that the pact, a key item of his agenda, remained...
  • Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature

    Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved. The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end...
  • Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law

    A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations. The 43-year-old Sioux Falls physician had been charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents stemming from the...
  • Things to know about Rick Santorum

    Things to know about Rick Santorum
    A hard-driving social conservative, Rick Santorum was the surprise success story of the 2012 presidential election, coming from the back of the pack to eke out a win in the leadoff Iowa caucuses. Santorum went on to win 11 states, delaying Mitt Romney's...
  • GOP bid to ban gay marriage in Texas dies in state Senate

    AUSTIN, Texas Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas Senate. The anti-gay marriage language, added to a "shell bill" designed to be a safe harbor for legislation that...
  • Stage set for negotiations on Massachusetts budget

    The stage is set for a six-member conference committee to negotiate a final version of the state's $38 billion budget. The House on Wednesday officially rejected the Senate version of the spending plan. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian...
  • Shapiro won't run for Senate, despite party leaders' urging

    Josh Shapiro won't run for U.S. Senate race even though Democrats in Washington, D.C., had courted the Montgomery County commissioner as an alternative to second-time candidate Joe Sestak. Shapiro says he isn't interested in going to Washington to be a...