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  • White House issues veto threat over No Child Left Behind bill

    The White House is threating to veto a Republican bill to fix the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law that is set for debate in the House on Wednesday, calling it "a significant step backwards." Republicans say the bill would restore local control...
  • Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

    Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
    Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
  • Process to fill Rhode Island federal judgeship begins

    Rhode Island's U.S. senators are spearheading the process of finding a replacement for U.S. District Judge Mary Lisi, who retires in October. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both Democrats, announced Wednesday they will accept applications for...
  • Ohio's Strickland to focus US Senate bid on opportunity

    Democrat Ted Strickland says his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman will focus on expanding job and educational opportunities that he believes have been denied to average people by GOP policies in Washington and Ohio. Strickland'...
  • Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

    Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96. Those numbers tell much about the political impact of a Supreme Court case in which conservatives and Republicans hope to demolish a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The justices hear arguments...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa run for California governor? 'Future is wide open'

    Antonio Villaraigosa run for California governor? 'Future is wide open'
    A day after announcing that he would not run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had this to say Wednesday about a possible run for California governor: "The future is wide open." Villaraigosa was in...
  • GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama

    GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama
    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president." That goal got a...
  • Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?

    Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?
    It has taken 170 years, but Florida finally has viable candidates for the White House — not one, but two. If that doesn't sound exactly overwhelming, consider that this is two more viable candidates than in the 42 presidential elections since...
  • Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa
    Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision not to run for the U.S. Senate next year has already become a hot topic of discussion at a Wine Country policy retreat by the California Legislative Latino Caucus. The former mayor of Los Angeles is scheduled to...
  • Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa

    Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa
    A day after Antonio Villaraigosa  said he would not run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, Latino legislators were scrambling Wednesday to find another candidate who might represent their interests in the contest. Members of the Legislative Latino Caucus...
  • White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

    The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards." The veto threat came as lawmakers began debate on the measure in the House. A...