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Senator Says Caterpillar Avoided Billions In Taxes

Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.


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Obama, At Fundraiser, Calls GOP An ‘Impediment’

President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an “impediment” to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.


Living in the United States is getting costlier and that's partially due to rent increases.  (File photo. Getty Images)

GOP Group Money Down, Hints At Donor Uncertainty

The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, a year after big-dollar conservative groups poured millions into unsuccessful campaigns against President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, and the GOP failed to retake the White House or the Senate.


Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks during a campaign event.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Pledge To Work Across Aisle

The race for Virginia governor on Friday became a contest about which candidate is more bipartisan — at least for the moment.


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Syria Debate Injects Foreign Policy Into US Races

As officeholders and candidates spent the weekend greeting voters, some were encountering similar concerns about President Barack Obama’s announcement that he’ll see congressional approval this month for a military strike against the Syrian government.


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Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16% For US Senate

A new poll shows Democrat Cory Booker with a double-digit lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the race for U.S Senate.


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Schumer Sees Path To Passage Of Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key Senate players in the push to overhaul America’s immigration system is voicing fresh confidence that an accommodation can be reached with the House. Sen. Chuck Schumer says it’s […]


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Obama Stays Silent On Dems Mired In Scandals

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama ran for re-election last year, he and his advisers were quick to condemn comments from Republicans that were deemed offensive or demeaning to women. But now, with two […]


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VP Tag Team: Biden, Gore To Campaign For Markey

Two Democratic vice presidents are teaming up to head off a Republican victory in Massachusetts’ special Senate election.


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New Acting IRS Commissioner Doesn’t Need Senate Approval Since He’s Temporary Appointment

President Barack Obama picked a senior White House budget official to become the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, the same day another top official announced plans to leave the agency amid the controversy over agents targeting Tea Party groups.