Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Governors Association convention Friday, July 11, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress […]


FILE - This April 5, 2014 file photo shows Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel speaking in Louisville, Ky. Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters _ two groups that traditionally support Democrats. But he risks a backlash from conservatives ready to support his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Miss. GOP senator seeking union and black support

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters — two groups that traditionally support […]


Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 a day after Fox's home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office […]


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military on the tarmac upon their arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a […]


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Poll: Californians worry about crime, early inmate releases; support gay marriage, legal marijuana

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state’s prison population. Nearly half […]


Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, in the race for mayor of Minneapolis, as seen in his YouTube video campaign.

Weird political ad for mayor’s office

Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, is one of 35 people running for the Minneapolis’ mayor’s office. The political newcomer and relative unknown just released what is probably the strangest political ad of any […]



3 things to know about Social Security

When it comes to Social Security, have you heard about the “Viagra benefit”? How about “File and Suspend”? And, are you paying too much to work? Andy Landis of Thinking Retirement explains in this conversation […]


An Associated Press interactive about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo)

3 interactive slides delve into ‘Obamacare’

An interactive on the U.S. health care overhaul includes: 1) How states are managing the health overhaul 2) A look at the key provisions 3) Reviewing the previous efforts of overhauling health care


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Texas Republicans finally pass new abortion limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Texas passed a bill that would give the state some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to […]


Eliot Spitzer, former New York Governor running for New York City Comptroller. (AP Photo)

Spitzer tells Leno he cares about public service

NEW YORK (AP) – Eliot Spitzer, whose 2008 resignation as New York’s governor amid a prostitution scandal provided no shortage of fuel for gibes to late-night TV comics, ventured into the lion’s den Friday, appearing […]




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