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  • In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue

    In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue
    When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
  • Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?

     Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?
    Everyone knew Del. Tom Rust's bill was going to die, just as they knew the House of Delegates debate on Medicaid expansion last week wasn't going to convince a staunchly opposed Republican majority to change its mind. But they went through the...
  • Literary journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career

    Literary journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career
    In her new memoir, "Daring: My Passages," literary journalist Gail Sheehy describes her struggles and triumphs as she made an imprint on the world of journalism starting out in the 1960s when it was a "man's world." At the heart of the memoir is the...
  • Iowa Senate seat might turn on chicken poop and hogs

    JEFFERSON, Iowa The race for the U.S. Senate in Iowa may come down to how voters feel about a chicken crossing into the wrong yard. Or whether Iowa hogs make a candidate especially qualified to deal with Washington pork. This too-close-to-call Senate...
  • Fate of US Senate might rest with this guy

    WASHINGTON With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, pundits and politicians nationwide have become obsessed with a tantalizing question: If elected, which party would Greg Orman choose? Orman, an independent candidate for the Senate in Kansas, is...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • Obamacare to save U.S. hospitals $5.7 billion in uncompensated care: government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday said it expects expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act to save U.S. hospitals $5.7 billion this year on the cost of caring for uninsured Americans. A report by the U.S....
  • Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely...
  • As cameras roll, South Carolina reality show cast member makes bid for U.S. Senate

    By Harriet McLeod EDISTO ISLAND, S.C., Sept 24 (Reuters) - When independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel made a case for voters choosing him over Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham this month, only a few dozen people showed up at his 19th-...
  • 'Landslide' examines historical consequences of Kennedy assassination

    "Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America" by Jonathan Darman; Random House (480 pages; $30) Dallas has long tended to view the aftermath of Nov. 22, 1963, through the singular lens of the sniper's scope that jutted from the...
  • Alaska elections office ordered to expand language assistance

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered Alaska election officials to go further in offering translation assistance to native-language voters in a ruling that one civil rights lawyer said on Tuesday may have implications for non-English...