Politics

Chad Taylor's Name Will Stay on Ballot Despite Withdrawal

Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas, says he'll challenge a decision to keep his name on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.


'Cuba 5' Spy Expects Cronies to Be Released

A Cuban intelligence agent who spent more than 15 years in a U.S. prison said Thursday he's optimistic that softening U.S. attitudes will lead to the release of three fellow agents who remain behind bars.


Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

Hackers breached the HealthCare.gov website and installed malware that could have been used to launch an attack on other websites from the federal insurance portal, the White House said Thursday.


Ukraine President Carefully Optimistic at NATO Talks

Ukraine President Poroshenko expressed "careful optimism" Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished for its role in the insurgency.


McDonnells Convicted of Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been convicted in a public corruption case that accused them of conspiring to use his office to promote a businessman's product in exchange for gifts.


Democrats Borrow a GOP Idea on Health Care Costs

A proposal would let individual states set their own targets to curb the growth of health care spending and if they succeed, they'd pocket a share of federal Medicare and Medicaid savings.


Alaska Leads Nation in Welfare Recipients

Alaska has the highest number of families on public assistance in the nation, and the state's rate is more than twice the national average of 2.9 percent, according to the U.S. Census.


Obama's NATO Goal: Seek Allies to Help Destroy ISIS

President Barack Obama and England's Prime Minister David Cameron are using NATO to build a coalition to fight Isis.


Justice Dept. to Probe Ferguson Cops

The Justice Department plans a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Mo., police department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


Labor Federation Takes on Koch Brothers

The AFL-CIO is taking aim at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billionaire industrialists' political clout and to rally liberal voters.


Court Grants Obama Request to Re-hear Health Case

The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that questioned the subsidies that help millions of Americans afford their premiums under Obamacare.


Police Arrest Protesters Demanding Higher Wages

Police handcuffed protesters in New York and Detroit on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.


U.S. Opposes Lawyers for Migrant Children

Moving forward on a lawsuit demanding legal representation for immigrant minors facing deportation could create a "magnet" effect at the border, attorneys for the federal government said.


Senate Dems May Revisit Minimum Wage

Democrats may hold a campaign-season Senate vote as soon as next week on their effort to boost the federal minimum wage, sources said Wednesday.


Biden: We'll Follow ISIS to 'Gates of Hell'

Vice President Joe Biden threw political star power behind a slate of Democratic candidates with a fiery address at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, promoting the middle class and condemning Islamic State terrorists.


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