Politics

GOP Making Bold Play for Oregon Senate Seat

The GOP is making a run for a Senate seat in Oregon, a state that has voted reliably for Democrats in past years.


Asia Seeks Obama's Assurance Over Spats

Asia is looking to President Obama for U.S. support on territorial tensions if a conflict erupts.


Lawmakers Call for Tighter Sanctions on Russia

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for tougher Western sanctions against Russia.


Putin: No Blocks to Boosting Relations With West

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West.


Nevada Range Showdown Draws Armed Supporters

Armed militia members are traveling to Nevada to support rancher Cliven Bundy, whose cattle have been grazing on federal land.


Saucedo Mercer Running on Empty in Arizona

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a GOP candidate for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, is running her campaign in the red, a new campaign finance report shows.


Recordings Reveal a Not-So-Nice Martinez: Editorial

Susana Martinez took center stage, if only for a brief moment, in the nation's political theater this week after Mother Jones release an unflattering profile of the New Mexico governor.


Clinton Sought GOP Support for Health Plan

President Clinton's advisers knew early in his first term that passing health-care reform would require a balance of Democratic and Republican support. The measure was doomed.


Pakistan Library Dedicated to 'Osama bin Laden, the Martyr'

Few noticed the new library at an Islamic seminary for girls until locals saw the sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."


Ted Cruz Is Top Dog in Texas: Poll

Ted Cruz is tops in Texas politics, but Texans also favor expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage and enacting the Paycheck Fairness Act.


1.4 Million Sign Up for Covered California

Covered California attracted nearly 1.4 million state residents to sign up on its health plan exchange, including a surge in Hispanic enrollees.


8 Million Signups Put Obamacare Ahead of Predictions

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, offering new hope to Democrats defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.


'Boats 'N Hoes' PAC Sunk by Complaint

A political action committee started by a member of the GOP has been sunk after its name drew criticism from the Texas Democratic Party.


Larry Flynt Won't Stop Sending Porn to Congress

Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, said: "Moses freed the Jews, Lincoln freed the slaves, and I just wanted to free all the neurotics."


Reid: Bundy Backers Are 'Domestic Terrorists'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling militia members "domestic terrorists" for forcing an armed confrontation with the federal Bureau of Land Management.


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