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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

On Sunday morning, with haze from wildfires thick in the air, Sen. John Walsh addressed a graduation for officer candidates at the Fort Harrison Army post outside Helena, Mont.<p>"As your senator and someone who sat in your seat approximately 30 years ago today, I will always be your partner," Walsh …

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Why Justin Amash's Primary Victory Matters

His challenger for the GOP nomination tried to twist his opposition to NSA spying and indefinite detention as comfort to al-Qaeda—and the attack failed miserably.<p>Representative Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican, is one of the most important civil libertarians in the House of Representatives. He …

Dave Trott topples Bentivolio in Michigan race

Attorney Dave Trott easily beat out Rep. Kerry Bentivolio for the GOP nomination in Michigan’s 11th District on Tuesday, potentially reclaiming a House seat for the party’s establishment wing and making the tea party-aligned Bentivolio the third House incumbent to be defeated in a primary this year.<p>…

Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular …

Obama, Bush 1st ladies press for girls' education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice …

Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son

<b>Washington (CNN) -</b> No race is too small for Bill Clinton, especially when you are the son of a former Clinton White House aide and longtime friend.<p>Clinton will campaign for Rhode Island's Democratic general-treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner on August 27 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a …

Clinton trumps Christie for president in New Jersey voter poll

(Reuters) - New Jersey voters favor Democrat Hillary Clinton over their own Governor Chris Christie in the 2016 presidential race, according to a poll released on Wednesday.<p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary policy forum in …

Final day of Obama's Africa summit to focus on security and corruption

<b>Washington (CNN) -</b> President Barack Obama will participate in a full day of discussion with African leaders Wednesday, turning the conversation to "overall prosperity" in the third and final day of the African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.<p>A White House official told CNN that the President will …

U.S. general’s killer hid in bathroom, used NATO machine gun, Afghan official says

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO machine gun in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.<p>The investigation into the killing of Major-General Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranked …

Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five …

Russian troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns

A new buildup of Russian troops along the Ukraine border raised concerns Tuesday that Moscow might be contemplating another intervention like the one that annexed Crimea earlier this year.<p>According to a NATO official, Russia now has about 20,000 troops stationed "in an area along the entire border …

Top D.C. Lobbyist Reveals Craziest Request She's Ever Gotten

Lobbyists are hired to affect legislation, secure government contracts or influence votes. On occasion, however, they take on the tasks and persona of an agent, catering to their clients' whims and requests either as a matter of courtesy or to uphold the relationship.<p>During the latest episode of …

Rick Perry Says Children Of Gaza Are Legitimate Targets

Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry waded into the Israeli assault on Gaza on Sunday to remind America that he is totally fine with the more …

Houston trans-inclusive equity ordinance survives

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City attorney David Feldman announced that the effort to overturn equality failed to collect enough valid petition …

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John Kerry Hasn't Been MIA On The Middle East -- If Anything, He's Traveled Too Much

WASHINGTON -- During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" several weeks ago, Secretary of State John Kerry was confronted with comments he had made in an interview earlier that day, apparently unaware that the cameras were rolling.<p>"It's a hell of a pinpoint operation," Kerry said, referring to …

GOP Congressman Claims It's Legal To Discriminate Against Caucasians

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) stood by his recent remarks that white people are the ones who are truly suffering in America, arguing Tuesday that it's currently legal to discriminate against Caucasians.<p>In an interview on The Laura Ingraham Show Monday, Brooks accused Democrats of turning minority voters …

Debbie Dingell Wins Primary To Succeed Her Husband In Congress

Debbie Dingell has won the Democratic primary to succeed her husband, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the Associated Press reports.<p>Dingell easily won Tuesday's contest against attorney Raymond Mullins in Michigan's 12th District. She will face Republican Terry Bowman in the general election.<p>John …