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  • Georgia Republicans to vote on U.S. Senate nominee after long fight

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat....
  • U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation

    U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation
    Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while...
  • Cellphone unlocking bill passes Congress and heads to Obama's desk

    The House on Friday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cellphones when switching providers. The chamber's approval comes a week after the Senate passed the bill, so it advances to the...
  • Congress took impeachment seriously with Watergate

    Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago. As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
  • U.S. Senate nears deal to vote on $10.9 billion transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

     Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share
    Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
  • Obama, Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in...
  • Martin O'Malley warms up in Iowa for possible Democratic run in 2016

    The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party's candidate for governor. The...
  • Eschewing lobbyists, states advocate for themselves

    WASHINGTON The 15 major Florida commercial ports usually compete with each other for business. What drew them together was a shared mission to force a gridlocked and polarized Congress to shake loose about $2 billion in federal money. Florida...
  • Robin Abcarian: Sarah Palin has finally gone off the deep end

    Sarah Palin has finally lost it. In an essay on Breitbart.com, Palin demands the impeachment of President Barack Obama. Her piece starts off loopy and devolves from there. "Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president," she begins. "His...