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Schweitzer decision boosts GOP chances in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans received a boost in their attempt to win back the majority in the Senate next year when a former Democratic governor bowed out of Montana's open Senate race, a development that could further hamper... — Updated 7/13/2013 Full story

 

Game on: Early GOP auditions for 2016 election

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Only months after President Barack Obama's re-election, an annual gathering of conservatives served as an audition for Republicans looking to court conservative activists and raise their profile, all with an...

 

Obama honors fallen troops at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, saying the country must strive "to be a nation worthy of your sacrifice." He said the war in Iraq has ended after... Full story

 

More Secret Service agents gone; Obama briefed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more Secret Service officers resigned Friday in the expanding prostitution scandal that has brought scorching criticism of agents' behavior in Colombia just before President Barack Obama's visit for a...

 

Obama has concerns over Internet priacy bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration raised concerns Saturday about efforts in Congress that it said would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet," urging lawmakers to approve measures this year that balance...

 

Obama has concerns over Internet priacy bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration raised concerns Saturday about efforts in Congress that it said would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet," urging lawmakers to approve measures this year that balance... Full story

 

Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

HENDERSON, Nev. — President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don't screw things up. Less than five weeks from Election Day, Obama has political momentum and an edge in polls...

 

GOP-leaning group targets Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON — Crossroads GPS, a conservative group connected to Republican strategist Karl Rove, is releasing a new ad campaign that targets five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012 on taxes and spending, potent issues...

 

Obama wants payroll tax extended for entire year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, rebuffed by Congress on a yearlong extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut, said Saturday that it would be "inexcusable" for lawmakers not to lengthen the short-term deal when...

 

AP-GfK Poll: More than half say Obama should lose

WASHINGTON — Entering 2012, President Barack Obama's re-election prospects are essentially a 50-50 proposition, with a majority saying the president deserves to be voted out of office despite concerns about the Republican...

 

Democrats encouraged about Obama in 2012

WASHINGTON — After a dreary summer marred by the fight over government borrowing, rank-and-file Democrats say they are growing more optimistic about President Barack Obama's political prospects in 2012. They cite his tougher,...

 

Feds investigating Prius brakes

The Transportation Department opened an investigation today into brake problems in the 2010 Prius, the latest in a series of safety troubles at Toyota that have confused drivers and strained the Japanese automaker's relationship...

 

U.S. launches new fuel efficiency rules

The U.S. government is setting tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gaselectric hybrids, ef f icient engines and electric cars. T h e h e a d s o f t h e Transportation...

 

Toyota tells dealers parts are on way

Toyota Motor Corp. said this morning its dealers should get parts to fix a sticky gas pedal problem by the end of this week as the automaker apologized to customers and tried to bring an end to a recall that has affected 4.2 millio...

 

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