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Latest ad in Senate race spotlights Heck’s support for Trump
The latest ad in Nevada’s bitter U.S. Senate race targets Republican Rep. Joe Heck by contrasting his support for Donald Trump with the way two of Nevada’s top Republican officials have ...
9 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Senate Members of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Party Donald Trump Republican Party United States United States presidential election 2008 John McCain
Bill championed by families of 9/11 victims headed for veto showdown with the White House
Congress is set to send the president a bill to let 9/11 victims' families sue Saudi Arabia, despite the threat of a veto
2703 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress President of the United States September 11 attacks Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Capitol White House United States Senate
A House Republican already wants to impeach Hillary Clinton
Theoretically, could they? Would they?
1421 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives United States Congress Bill Clinton President of the United States United States Senate Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Impeachment of Bill Clinton
Field set for November after primaries in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers won't be returning to Beacon Hill after losing primary races. In Lawrence, state Rep. Marcos Devers finished behind Juana Matias in Thursday's voting, while Rep. Timothy Toomey of Cambridge lost to challenger Mike Connolly. In the race to succeed state Sen. Brian Joyce, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Massachusetts United States Democratic Party Democracy Alaska Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Senate New England
Letter: Kidder for Merrimack County commissioner
Kidder for commissionerDavid Kidder would make a great Merrimack County commissioner. We have known him for many years. He has a strong sense of public service. For the past 12 years, Dave has served as a state representative for an area that includes New London, where we live. He has been thoughtfu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States Senate President of the United States Alaska County commission Louisiana Connecticut Barack Obama
Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Democratic Party Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Alaska Chicago
Amid national anthem controversy, Biden to join first responders in 9/11 tribute at NFL game in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden will mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by taking part in a tribute to first responders before a Philadelphia Eagles game. According to a White House official, Biden will join 120 police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on the sidelines...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate National Football League Joe Biden Iraq War Barack Obama September 11 attacks Cleveland Browns
Republican leaders to ding Democrats over gun sit-in led by John Lewis

512 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party United States Senate
Democratic groups join forces in $4 million effort to boost top Senate prospects
Nearly all the Senate races are key to Democrats' hopes of regaining the Senate majority.
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Senate considers making a short pre-election session even shorter
The most optimistic timeline could have senators finishing up their work by late next week, more than two weeks before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
284 points by The Washington Post | Mitch McConnell United States Senate United States Congress Republican Party Harry Reid Federal government of the United States National Republican Senatorial Committee Party leaders of the United States Senate
Why North Carolina is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from the state's 15 electoral votes.
10 points by The Washington Post | United States North Carolina Democratic Party United States Senate Southern United States Barack Obama President of the United States University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Goldman Sachs bans employee donations to Trump’s election campaign
Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has changes its regulations prohibiting top employees from making political contributions to now include the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reports online magazine Politico. Read Full Article at RT.com
506 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Political action committee George W. Bush United States Senate Democratic Party Federal government of the United States Goldman Sachs Bill Clinton
House to vote on Sept. 11 legislation as veto threat looms
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is slated to vote on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. The Senate ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Saudi Arabia Bill Clinton President of the United States Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Party United States Congress
Morning Spin: Chicago Teachers Union huddles to discuss potential strike
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin A day after classes resumed at Chicago Public Schools, teachers union leaders will huddle to discuss a potential strike. The union's governing...
100 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Party Chicago Michelle Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Trade union Bill Clinton
House to vote on allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON — The House will vote today on a bill that could allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support for terrorism, according to a GOP leadership aide.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Bill Clinton United States Capitol United States President of the United States United States Congress United States Senate
Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits
WASHINGTON — Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol on Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Clinton Democratic Party Pension George W. Bush Coal Mitch McConnell United States Senate Kentucky
EDITORIAL: Loan rates
Student loan program goes down
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Amid questions, Republican Winterton withdraws from Senate District 16 race
Donald Winteron, a Republican candidate for the District 16 Senate seat, has ended his campaign and withdrawn from the race.Secretary of State Bill Gardner said Thursday that because Winterton has not been domiciled in New Hampshire for at least the last seven years, he does not meet the qualificati...
75 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate United States Massachusetts President of the United States Barack Obama Vermont Elections Voting system
Ayotte addresses struggling dairy
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte was on a farm. Ayotte visited Yeaton Farm in Epsom on Wednesday to learn about the ongoing struggles of New Hampshire dairy farmers. Continued low milk prices, combined with this summer’s drought, have led 19 of New Hampshire’s 120 dairies to close this year alone. At Yeaton...
32 points by Concord Monitor | Milk United States Senate Dairy farming Vermont Dairy Bulk tank Tom Vilsack Merrimack County New Hampshire
Law officers may seek marijuana bills' veto
Marijuana activists mostly cheered Thursday’s long-awaited approval by the state Senate of bills legalizing key aspects of medical marijuana in Michigan.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Cannabis United States Senate Legality of cannabis by country Veto Cannabis Mike Cox
Vote clears way for medical pot dispensaries
The bills will regulate dispensaries, the growing and distribution of medical marijuana and allow for non-smokable weed.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Cannabis Legality of cannabis by country United States Senate Hashish Global Marijuana March Legal and medical status of cannabis Legality of cannabis Hemp
MI Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cannabis United States Senate Legality of cannabis by country Hashish Tetrahydrocannabinol Medicine Physician Global Marijuana March
Law officers may seek Snyder veto of medical pot bill
Marijuana activists mostly cheered Thursday’s long-awaited approval by the state Senate of bills legalizing key aspects of medical marijuana in Michigan.        
76 points by Detroit Free Press | Cannabis United States Senate Legality of cannabis by country Veto Cannabis Mike Cox
Democrats renew call for Senate to vote on Merrick Garland
Judge Merrick Garland has been waiting "longer than any nominee ever has," Sen. Patrick Leahy said.
6 points by Daily News | United States Senate Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Joe Biden Barack Obama George W. Bush President of the United States United States Congress
No, we didn’t ‘owe’ Iran that $1.7 billion ransom payment
Amid all the fuss over President Obama’s “ransom” payment to Iran to free US hostages, less scrutinized is the president’s justification for airlifting cash to Tehran: that we owed them the money. It deserves more attention, because the administration has failed to make its case. To review: On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that...
2820 points by New York Post | United States Barack Obama President of the United States President Democratic Party United States Senate United States Secretary of State Money
Mich. Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cannabis United States Senate Legality of cannabis by country Hashish Tetrahydrocannabinol Medicine Physician Global Marijuana March
Essential Politics: Electoral College math presents a challenge for Trump
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have a new book, Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren will be hitting the campaign trail, and New Hampshire is slipping out of Donald Trump’s reach. I’m Christina Bellantoni. This is Essential Politics. The Granite State is trending increasingly Democratic, so we’ve...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States United States Senate George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party Joe Biden United States Congress John McCain
5 things Colorado’s Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Lily Tang said that may surprise you
In what amounted to a preview of the Club 20 debate, Williams sat for an interview with Colorado Public Radio to talk about the race that aired Thursday. And what she said may surprise you.
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Conference committee tries to break oil spill deadlock
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A conference committee will make a last-ditch effort to break a legislative deadlock on how to use Alabama's settlement money from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The committee will meet Wednesday morning to try to broker an agreeable compromise between sharply divided ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Alabama Legislatures Gulf of Mexico Florida United States Senate Mexico Mississippi Montgomery Alabama
Ohio mine workers seek pension relief on Capitol Hill (photos and video)
Thousands of retired mine workers who might lose their health care and pension benefits because of the coal industry's plight are seeking relief from Congress. Watch video WASHINGTON D.C.. - Thousands of retired coal miners spent hours under withering Washington heat Thursday at a rally for legislation ensuring they'll get pension and health care benefits that could be cut as the coal industry declines. Money to fund the retirement accounts of roughly 120,000 United Mine Workers of America retirees has dwindled as coal companies declare bankruptcy amid the rise of more environmentally friendly energy sources. Affected retirees live in states including Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia and Alabama. "We are here to show solidarity and that we mean business," said retired miner Bob Sowers of Zanesville, as he waited for the rally to start. "These people are 60, 70, 80 years old. This is the time when you need these benefits and they're going to take them away. It is not something we want free, it is something we've earned."  Another retired miner, Larry Henry of Coshocton, said former President Harry Truman promised their union retirement benefits and "cradle to grave" health care as part of a 1946 agreement to avert a strike. A sign over the rally stage featured a photo of Truman and the words: "Keep the Promise." The bill the miners want to pass would require that the federal government use tax dollars and an abandoned mine reclamation fund to bolster their pension accounts. It is backed by U.S. senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio, all the state's Democratic House of Representatives members, and Ohio Republicans including Dave Joyce of Russell Township, Jim Renacci of Wadsworth and Bob Gibbs of Holmes County. In a speech backing the bill, Brown accused Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of keeping the legislation from coming up for a vote, and said Republican and Democratic senators need to "put the heat" on McConnell to secure its passage. "Congress shouldn't leave Washington until we keep the promises we've made to miners and their families," said Brown. McConnell's office didn't respond to a request for comment, but Portman told the crowd the bill will go to the Senate floor "like a torpedo" if the Senate Finance Committee passes it by a large enough margin when it comes up for a vote there next week. Portman says it makes sense for the government to keep the miners' pensions sound to avoid stressing the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, which could be endangered if it had to assist the large number of miners at issue. If the bill doesn't pass by itself, Portman said its supporters will try to include its language in an upcoming must-pass budgeting bill. House of Representatives members told the crowd their legislative body is prepared to pass the measure if the House acts. "This isn't some handout you're asking for, this was a decision you made when you were neogiting your contracts and we are going to fight to make sure you're going to get your money back," Niles Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan told the crowd.
188 points by The Plain Dealer | Pension United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Mitch McConnell Democratic Party United States Congress Retirement
Trump chats by phone with backers on Capitol Hill, plans to visit again
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 3:13 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder than...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Donald Trump United States Senate Ivana Trump Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Fred Trump
Nebraska senator blasts colleague for comment about wife
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska state Sen. Bill Kintner is criticizing Sen. Ernie Chambers for mentioning his wife in an open letter that ridicules Kintner for having cybersex on a state laptop. Kintner called the letter "absolutely inappropriate" in a statement released Thursday. Chambers has written a series of missives ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Woman Open letter United States Senate United States Pete Ricketts 1981 births 1964 births Washington D.C.
Clinton allies set to open Houston office
Hillary Clinton's campaign arm in Texas will open a party headquarters in downtown Houston this weekend meant to energize and organize the area's Democrats with about two months until Election Day.
108 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 George W. Bush John McCain
Mike Coffman takes aim at challenger Morgan Carroll’s work as a state senator, personal injury lawyer in new radio ad
Mike Coffman is out with his first radio ad Thursday, and it's a doozy, alleging an "odor of corruption" around opponent Morgan Carroll's tenure as a state senator and her career as a lawyer. Carroll, a Democrat, is challenging Coffman in the 6th Congressional District.
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Jumping into local politics, Bernie Sanders endorses councilman in Berkeley mayor's race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 1:24 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
2042 points by Los Angeles Times | Tom Bates Mayor City council Municipality Candidate Race United States Senate United States
On Facebook, already a cheering section for Ted Cruz in 2020
The next president won't be decided until Nov. 8. But, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz already has a cheering section for the 2020 election on Facebook.
5184 points by The Houston Chronicle | George W. Bush Bill Clinton United States Donald Trump President of the United States Ron Paul Barack Obama United States Senate
Judge grants experts more time for foster care reform report
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal judge is allowing the experts chosen to come up with a plan for overhauling Texas' troubled foster care system more time to complete their report. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack on Thursday granted the unopposed motion for more time filed by the ...
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Carly Fiorina returns to Georgia, will raise money for state House candidate

169 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Barbara Boxer United States Senate President of the United States United States Alaska Illinois Carly Fiorina 2008 Republican National Convention
Small business group backs Kathy Szeliga for Senate
A national small business group that has been active in Maryland endorsed state Del. Kathy Szeliga's campaign for the state's open Senate seat on Thursday. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, which has over 4,000 members in the state and which helped to kill a controversial paid...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Small business United States Senate Chris Van Hollen Business Maryland Democratic Party Senate Baltimore
Woman charged with forging petition signatures in U.S. Senate campaign pleads not guilty
A woman charged with falsifying signatures on petitions to qualify Jon Keyser on the Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony forgery in Denver District Court.
5 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate Manhattan United States New York City Washington D.C. Michael Bennet Colorado New Mexico
Graham says Trump's Putin comments 'unnerves me to my core"
“You know, flattery can be used as a tool that sometimes bears very negative fruit,” said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),
3756 points by The Washington Post | Vladimir Putin George W. Bush President of the United States Barack Obama Russia Joe Biden Democratic Party United States Senate
More Americans say Obamacare is a pain than a cure: Gallup poll
Americans are more likely to say Obamacare is a burden than a net benefit, according to a new poll that finds nearly three in 10 people think the health overhaul has hurt them and their family. Gallup says 29 percent of Americans feel the Affordable Care Act has been harmful, ...
134 points by The Washington Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Barack Obama Republican Party John McCain President of the United States Hawaii United States House of Representatives
With hopes fading, lawmakers meet on energy bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fading Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade have been revived - for now. Lawmakers convened a long-delayed meeting Thursday aimed at finding a bipartisan agreement by the end of the year. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska acknowledged that the ...
6 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Legislatures Alaska Gray Wolf United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Petroleum United States Congress Wolf
In Senate contest, spending likely to top $100 million
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest between Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is on track to cost nearly $100 million, shattering previous totals to become the most expensive race in state history. The bulk of the spending comes not from the candidates, but from ...
9 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Senate Washington D.C. Democratic Party Massachusetts United States House of Representatives Republican Party Barack Obama
Lou Correa nabs his primary opponent's endorsement in Orange County congressional race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 11:59 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States United States Senate Democratic Party Voting Alaska Democracy California United States House of Representatives
Democrats remind America that Merrick Garland is still not on the Supreme Court
Events are a reminder that the Democratic push to win Garland's confirmation has gone nowhere in the face of a united Republican blockade.
301 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Supreme Court of the United States Democratic Party Bill Clinton Joe Biden George W. Bush President of the United States United States Capitol
New Mexico governor, lawmakers no closer to special session
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic New Mexico lawmakers are complaining that Gov. Susana Martinez hasn't offered a plan to fill the state's budget hole. The Republican governor says she's already asked the agencies under her control to cut back and has promised to call a special legislative session once lawmakers ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Senate New Mexico Arizona Oklahoma California Democratic Party Chicago
U.S. Senate considers Flint funding, but time is short
Water bill includes at least $100 million for Flint, but the future of Senate legislation uncertain.        
20 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Senate United States Congress Barack Obama Democratic Party Infrastructure Lead poisoning United States Water
Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California's landmark climate change law
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 10:45 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
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Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Alaska United States Barack Obama Illinois