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File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promoting Economic Gains As Elections Near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.

09/01/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a press briefing at the Edgartown School on Aug. 14, 2014 in Edgartown, Mass. (credit: Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Obama Shouldn’t Use ‘Carte Blanche Authority To Sidestep Congress When He Doesn’t Get His Way’

President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

08/18/2014

A majority of Americans say that unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for at least some length of time. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of Americans Say Migrant Children Should Stay In US Temporarily

A majority of Americans say that unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for at least some length of time.

08/11/2014

Democratic Sen. John Walsh says he will not seek re-election after facing intense scrutiny over plagiarism allegations. (U.S. Senate)

Democratic Senator John Walsh Drops Out Of Montana Race

Walsh is facing allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project for the Army War College.

08/07/2014

Sen. John Walsh has been facing calls to end his campaign for election to a full term after allegations arose that he plagiarized a research project for the Army War College in 2007. (Photo: U.S. Senate)

Montana Senator Cancels Events, Campaign Mum

Two Montana newspapers have called on Walsh to resign after allegations he plagiarized a 2007 research project at the U.S. Army War College.

08/05/2014

File photo of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ginsburg: ‘People Know I’m Here To Stay’

Don’t expect to see Ruth Bader Ginsburg step down from the bench anytime soon.

07/31/2014

The Israel Defense Forces have declared their “mission accomplished” as they withdraw their ground forces on Tuesday for a three-day cease-fire in Gaza. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Poll: Twice As Many Americans Blame Hamas For Gaza Violence Than Israel

Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel.

07/29/2014

Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: Republicans Favored To Capture Senate In Midterm Elections

Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.

07/28/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Dem Lawmakers Baffled By White House’s Tactics In Handling Border Request Money

President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.

07/28/2014

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Gov. Quinn To Live Off Equivalent Of Minimum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn agreed on Sunday to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a Nov. 4 Illinois ballot measure on the issue.

07/27/2014

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