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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

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

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