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Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Democrats want ‘Obamacare’ deadlines moved back

WASHINGTON (AP) — After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama’s health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline, and one senator […]

10/24/2013

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Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California. Brown’s office announced the veto of AB1401 on Monday. […]

10/07/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

4 questions about budget fight offers crash course on Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law’s sales tax on heart pacemakers […]

10/07/2013

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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 […]

10/03/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Obama said a government shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama focuses on military as government shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — As much of the federal government grinds to a halt, President Barack Obama is telling the U.S. military he’ll push Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible. In his sole […]

09/30/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

Boehner: It’s an emergency, where’s the Senate?

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the nation is facing a budget emergency and the Senate, like the House, should be in session to help avert a government shutdown. The Ohio Republican on […]

09/30/2013

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Americans’ view about the President and Congress

Eight in 10 Americans find it unacceptable for either President Obama or members of Congress to threaten to shut down the government during budget negotiations in order to achieve their goals. That’s according to a […]

09/26/2013

Mayor, councilman compete for open Assembly seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Voters in a Southern California Assembly district are choosing between a Republican turned independent and a Democrat in a special runoff election. Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, the independent, and Democrat Freddie […]

09/24/2013

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Merkel triumphs in German vote but allies crushed

BERLIN (AP) – Official results confirm that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have won Germany’s election but indicate that they have finished short of an absolute majority. Her center-right coalition partners crashed out of Parliament. Merkel’s […]

09/22/2013

Illinois Republican  gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner speaks to a gathering Republicans and business leaders at a stop on his Bring Back Illinois Tour in Quincy, Ill. (AP Photo/The Quincy Herald-Whig, Steve Bohnstedt)

Wealthy business executives eye political races

CHICAGO (AP) — He has never been elected to anything, not even “student council in high school,” as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being “pretty […]

09/16/2013

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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 […]

09/13/2013

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 […]

08/23/2013

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