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  • In blow to GOP, Kansas judges refuse to force Democrat onto Senate ballot

    1 October 2014, 4:56 pm

    In a further setback to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, a Kansas District Court declined Wednesday to force Democrats to place a candidate on the ballot in the state’s too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race.
  • Court blocks parts of N.C. law that ended same-day voter registration

    1 October 2014, 4:30 pm

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters. 
  • Midterm madness: The politics of snowmobiles and chickens

    1 October 2014, 9:30 am

    With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job.
  • Keeping options open, Mitt Romney alters reality on 47% remark

    30 September 2014, 4:25 pm

    Would-be presidential candidates often keep their options open in defiance of reality, which perhaps explains why Mitt Romney, who has twice lost presidential bids, has been making a few hints that he may not be done seeking the White House.
  • Intruder ran farther into White House than previously disclosed

    29 September 2014, 11:08 pm

    The intruder who broke into the White House this month made it beyond the front door and past an armed guard, then ran about 100 feet inside, much farther than previously disclosed, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.
  • Valerie Jarrett's appearance on 'Good Wife' in works more than a year

    29 September 2014, 3:05 pm

    The Sunday night turn of President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on the CBS hit series "The Good Wife" was more than a year in the making and required a major rewrite to the script before she decided to do it.
  • Key U.S. Senate races close, new round of polls says

    29 September 2014, 9:30 am

    The latest rounds of polling in the contested U.S. Senate races in Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina make one thing clear: it’s looking very close.
  • White House defends Secret Service after report on 2011 shooting

    28 September 2014, 6:08 pm

    The White House defended the Secret Service on Sunday in the wake of a newspaper investigation that details how the agency fumbled its response to a gunman firing upon the White House in 2011, while President Obama's younger daughter and his mother-in-law were…
  • Clintons 'blessed, grateful' over birth of grandchild

    27 September 2014, 6:53 pm

    Hillary and Bill Clinton have had many notable titles: senator and governor, secretary of State and president. Now they have a new one: grandparents.
  • Bill, Hillary Clinton are grandparents: Chelsea gives birth to a girl

    27 September 2014, 1:17 am

    After much public anticipation, Bill and Hillary Clinton have finally become grandparents as their daughter, Chelsea, gave birth to a daughter Friday.

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