A voting sign outside a polling location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Election day in Los Angeles County

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Residents of more than a dozen cities will head to the polls Tuesday to choose mayors and City Council members, but the race for mayor in Long Beach will have the […]


A Rhode Island state trooper stands outside the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Erika Niedowski)

Rhode Island speaker’s office raided amid probe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials raided the office of Democratic House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police. Authorities […]


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Health care law could be liability for Democrats

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Patrick Murphy had been a cautious defender of President Barack Obama’s health care law for much of the last year, telling constituents in his swing-voting district that the […]


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting […]


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GOP searches for new direction in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans will spend the weekend trying to figure out how to become more competitive in a state dominated by Democrats. Delegates plan to meet in Anaheim for an annual convention […]


Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Obama, lawmakers meet on shutdown’s 2nd day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conferred with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there were no signs of progress toward ending […]


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Brown, Democrats score wins in legislative session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a final flurry of action, state lawmakers approved bills to boost California’s minimum wage, grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and address the state’s overcrowded prisons. Many of […]


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems change the subject: Look, over there, a messy budget fight!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pressure off for now on Syria, Democrats are eager to return to Washington’s regularly scheduled gridlock. Pitched debates loom on the government’s budget and its debt — never flattering endeavors that […]


President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up as he greets the crowd after speaking about affordable college education during a town hall meeting at Binghamton University, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Vestal, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Obama weighs which Dems to help in key races

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has no plans to campaign on behalf of the underdog Democrat in an uphill battle against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and is weighing how much help to give […]


New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Weiner shrugs off demands that he drop out

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his campaign for mayor Wednesday, shrugging off growing calls for him to drop out over a newly disclosed round of raunchy exchanges with a woman online. […]




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