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  • California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders positions self to be the next Ralph Nader

    On the same day that Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa as a potential presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a national television audience that he might run for president too -- as a Democrat or as an independent, he hasn't decided...
  • Wasserman Schultz is Florida's top Sunday talk show guest

    Wasserman Schultz is Florida's top Sunday talk show guest
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston is the No. 1 Florida guest on the Sunday TV talk shows, undoubtedly because of her role as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She’s in 17th place on the list of 1,500 talk show guests on...
  • White House playing politics with biofuel policy, oil group says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday accused the White House of attempting to use 2014 biofuel targets to influence a tight U.S. Senate race, saying that the Obama administration was putting politics ahead of consumer needs....
  • Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?

    Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?
    Sen. John McCain, one of the last non-anguished interventionists in Washington (his Sancho Panza, fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, is another), had a very good last week. He watched President Barack Obama decide to drop bombs on Syria, a policy...
  • No court-martial for nurse who refused to give forced-feeding at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A Navy commander has chosen not to court-martial a nurse who refused to conduct forced feedings of hunger strikers this summer and has instead asked a board to determine whether the nurse should be allowed to stay in the U....
  • Senate holds hearing on District of Columbia statehood

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state....
  • Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was...
  • Politics a family business for many U.S. candidates this year

    (Reuters) - Fighting for his political survival in a race that could swing majority control of the U.S. Senate, Arkansas Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor is leaning on a political asset no amount of campaign money can buy. His dad. David Pryor, the...
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the...
  • Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds

    Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds
    While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55...