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Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Lautenberg died in June. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Booker, rival throw jabs to open Senate race in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Though New Jersey voters have consistently rejected Republicans — even moderate ones — running for U.S. Senate over the past 40 years, the newly nominated GOP candidate kicked off the state’s […]

08/14/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama mum on Dems mired in scandals

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama ran for re-election last year, he and his advisers were quick to condemn comments from Republicans that were deemed offensive or demeaning to women. But now, with two […]

07/31/2013

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Pelosi says Weiner’s behavior ‘disrespectful of women’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the behavior of Anthony Weiner is “reprehensible” and “disrespectful of women.” The California Democrat lashed out at Weiner, a candidate for mayor of New York City […]

07/25/2013

In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., center, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., right, chairman of the House Education Committee, walk to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote to delay the individual and employer mandates of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Voters shifting right force House GOP to keep pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that are complicating Congress’ ability to solve big problems. Independent research supports the belief […]

07/22/2013

Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith in scene from movie "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." (AP Photo)

Senate filibusters rarely follow Hollywood script

WASHINGTON (AP) — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seldom involve exhausted senators speaking endlessly on the chamber’s floor. Instead, filibusters, […]

07/15/2013

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Dems draw firm line on path to citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say they will not agree to any immigration bill that lacks a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. Senators and House members […]

07/09/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

California resurgent under Brown, but spending still a worry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise for his political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster. The state’s credit rating is rebounding and […]

07/05/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

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Texas Republicans on verge of passing abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster […]

06/24/2013

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Calif. Senate passes $96.3B Democratic budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature began passing California’s massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state’s recovery or eventually […]

06/14/2013

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California set to pass on-time budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are expected to approve on an on-time Democratic spending plan that includes a historic change in the school funding system to help poor and minority students. Lawmakers are expected […]

06/14/2013

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

California senator’s 2 offices targeted by FBI

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state Senate official says the FBI raided a senator’s two offices but did not search the office of the 23-member Latino caucus. Agents spent more than six hours Tuesday […]

06/05/2013

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