Politics - Nation


Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

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 The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Frieden, far left, testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP calls for travel ban for West Africa over Ebola

Lawmakers grilled a top federal health official who refused to say whether the Obama administration is considering such restrictions.

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 Protesters march with their hands raised at a rally Saturday in St. Louis. Civil rights organizations and protest groups have invited people from around the country to join vigils and marches from Friday to Monday over the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo.

Thousands in St. Louis protest shootings

Protesters march in downtown St. Louis for Ferguson October, a national campaign protesting police brutality.

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 U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, left; Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund’s managing director; and Singapore's Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam speak Saturday before a group photo of the International Monetary and Financial Committee at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C.

Global finance leaders pledge bold efforts

International Monetary Fund aims to boost economic growth, aid in Ebola efforts with funding.

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Siege fears in Baghdad grow amid jihadi push

Bombings kill 45 in Shiite areas of Baghdad, as Islamic State militants continue to sweep across northern Iraq.

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Koch brothers’ group builds political machine

Americans for Prosperity campaigns against sales tax increases in South Carolina while pushing for the election of conservatives.

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At forlorn urban churches, Mass gets crowded quickly

Mass mob movement brings thousands of suburban Catholics together to make artistic and sometimes political statements.

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Democratic turnout effort boosted as courts block voter ID laws

The Supreme Court blocked two of the strictest voter photo-identification laws in the United States — in Wisconsin and in Texas.

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 Cylvia Hayes, fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, cries Thursday as she speaks at a news conference in Portland, Ore.

Oregon governor ‘hurt’ by fiancee’s sham marriage

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber rejected his election challenger’s demand for a special prosecutor to look into her consulting business.

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Ballot rulings appear to have partisan edge

Recent court decisions about voting rules, coming so close to midterm balloting, are causing confusion and may potentially affect outcomes.

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Poll: GOP holds edge for Senate control

The Republicans lead by at least 4 percentage points in enough races to finish with 50 seats.

2 weeks ago


Several Texas abortion clinics close

Texas abortion clinics scrambled to redirect patients after a U.S. appeals court action shut 13 of them abruptly.

2 weeks ago


North Carolina voting law partly blocked as discriminatory

It was a victory for groups challenging similar restrictions in states across the United States.

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U.S. targets racial inequality in schools

The Obama administration declared guidelines to ensure that all public schools students have access to equivalent policies and facilities.

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U.S. raps Israel on housing proposal for east Jerusalem

The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House.

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Supreme Court blocks order to restore Ohio early voting

Supreme Court, on 5-4 ideological split, blocked appeals court ruling that maintained Ohio’s seven days of early voting.

3 weeks ago


 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York, during his visit to the United States.

India expats rally to cheer new PM

India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday.

3 weeks ago


Obama: Intel missed mark on jihadis

Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, President Barack Obama said.

3 weeks ago


Secret Service gets administration backing

This comes about a week after Omar J. Gonzales, 42, was arrested and charged with unlawful entry into the White House complex.

3 weeks ago


Both sides await same-sex verdict

The justices meet for the first time Monday to consider a thick pile of pending appeals.

3 weeks ago


 What a scan shows on BuyPartisan

BuyPartisan app ensures that purchases are politically correct

Scan a product’s bar code with this smartphone app -- and up pops a record of campaign contributions made by the company.

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Third-party candidates could affect some closely contested races

Third-party candidates could play an important role in closely-contested races in some states.

3 weeks ago


 Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Values Voter Summit on Friday in Washington.

GOP rallying behind religious liberty

Leading Republicans rebuked an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

3 weeks ago


Holder’s resignation leaves loose ends on rights efforts

The first black attorney general could be leaving several things undone as he transitions out.

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 In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets in Syria. U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids, activists said. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Airstrikes hit oil sites in Syria

Allied airstrikes aim to knock out Islamic State oil installations in Syria, a key source of revenue for the extremist group.

3 weeks ago


 White House: Eric Holder to resign as attorney general

Holder's resignation as attorney general brings mixed reaction in area

An attorney general who will be remembered as controversial but who consistently forwarded the administration’s agenda.

3 weeks ago


US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

About 70 percent of illegal families caught crossing border fail to report for later hearings, immigration agents say.

3 weeks ago


Donors paid for access to governors, records show

Secret GOP documents show donations and resulting access to governors.

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 President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday.

Obama urges leaders to act on climate ‘while we still can’

Mr. Obama took credit for putting the United States on course to reduce its carbon emissions by 2020.

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 Residents inspect damaged buildings in what activists say was a U.S. strike Tuesday in Kfredrian, Idlib province, Syria.

Terror cell in Syria hit by air raid

The president said the joint fight against ISIS is vital to the security of the United States, the Mideast and the world.

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