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  • Thai constitution drafters say Senate to be unelected

    A committee appointed by Thailand's military rulers is laying the groundwork for a new method of choosing the country's leaders and lawmakers — and it involves giving voters less power to choose. Thailand's new 200-member Senate will be not elected...
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...
  • Ted Strickland announces Senate run in Ohio

    Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, announced Wednesday morning he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined to restore the American Dream for working people in...
  • 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...