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Vote to End Shutdown Could Linger in 2014

A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.

10/17/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

09/03/2013

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Congress Clears Bill To Ease Military Screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill that would make it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans to get through airport security screening. The House approved […]

08/02/2013

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Senate Background Check Debate Starts Next Week

The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.

04/12/2013

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Former US Rep. Ross Looking At Ark. Gov. Race

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross said Saturday he’s weighing a bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas next year, with Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s exit from the race prompting him to reconsider after announcing earlier that he wouldn’t seek it.

03/17/2013

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