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  • Did she vote for Obama? Kentucky Senate candidate still won't say

    Alison Lundergan Grimes wants Kentuckians' vote this November. Just don't ask her about her own. The question of how the Democrat voted in the 2012 presidential race has vexed Lundergan Grimes since she awkwardly and repeatedly avoided answering it last...
  • Joe Biden praises Charlie Crist as man of middle class

    Joe Biden praises Charlie Crist as man of middle class
    – Vice President Joe Biden, famous for a gregarious and freewheeling style that often veers away from sanitized political talking points, was on message Monday as he hit the campaign trail in South Florida: soaring rhetoric, no gaffes, and a big...
  • NSU analyst says making it tougher for some voters could decide control of U.S. Senate.

    NSU analyst says making it tougher for some voters could decide control of U.S. Senate.
    The laws tightening voter eligibility passed in recent years in Republican-controlled states could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate after the November elections. That's the assessment from Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal...
  • New Jersey's Christie sees voter support slip to new low: poll

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a possible Republican presidential contender for 2016, has seen his favorability drop to its lowest level recorded as voters worry about taxes, the economy, jobs and corruption, according to a...
  • Why Republicans must win the Senate in 2014

    If next month produces a big Republican year, with the GOP gaining control of the Senate and expanding its majority in the House, it will say little or nothing about 2016, when a presidential electorate and a very different Senate class combine to...
  • 'Contract with America' set high-water mark for GOP unity

    WASHINGTON Former Majority Whip Tom DeLay or "The Hammer," as he was known in his leadership days recently called the Republican Class of 1994 "the greatest freshman class ... to walk into the House of Representatives." Newt Gingrich, who won the...
  • U.S. biofuel mandate cuts would raise carbon pollution: lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's proposed cuts to U.S. biofuel use targets could undermine the White House's plan to tackle climate change, according to two Democrats on the Senate committee that oversees the renewable fuel mandate. The...
  • Breast and ovarian cancers — we need to do more

    Breast and ovarian cancers — we need to do more
    Each year I write about breast and ovarian cancer and each year we hear more and more about our friends and family being diagnosed with this horrific disease. And each year we hear about the medical establishment finding some new methods to conquer this...
  • Prominent challenger turns Colorado Senate race into a nail-biter

    DENVER (Reuters) - What was once a "fly-over" Senate race in Colorado has become one of the nation's most closely watched contests, with a young Republican congressman who is leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House fiercely attacking Democratic incumbent...
  • Iowa U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate dies in plane crash

    (Reuters) - A Libertarian Party candidate for Iowa's U.S. Senate seat has died in the crash of a small airplane near Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa, authorities said on Tuesday. Dr. Douglas Butzier died when the single-engine airplane he was piloting...
  • Pols trade blame for Ebola, but both parties cut budgets for health

    WASHINGTON The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections with each side ignoring the facts. Several Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, contend that President...