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  • Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:49 am
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - The front runner in the race for North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate nomination is trying to keep his message on his own record and working to defeat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November, rather than attacking his leading GOP rivals.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:11 am
  • WASHINGTON - To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.

  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:56 pm
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.

  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

  • US Sen. Schatz asks United Airlines to keep jobs 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:58 pm
  • HONOLULU - US Sen. Brian Schatz is asking officials at United Airlines not to outsource about 220 jobs in Hawaii.

  • Michigan elections take shape at filing deadline 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:19 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's top-of-the-ticket gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates can look ahead to November while many others vying for the largest number of open U.S. House seats in 22 years must first survive the August primary.

  • Cotton defends vote against farm bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:06 pm
  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:05 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well.

  • Republican US Sen. Blunt speaks to Mo. House 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:48 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says there are no federal solutions to many problems confronting governments.

  • Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:22 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.

  • Rounds has clear cash edge heading toward primary 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:05 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Former Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson.

  • Senators seek support for Southwest Chief route 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:02 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Three U.S. senators are seeking support for capital improvements to Amtrak's long-distance routes, including one that passes through New Mexico and Colorado.

  • Senate holds Miami Beach hearing on climate change 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:59 pm
  • MIAMI BEACH, Florida - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.

  • Udall ad attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:36 pm
  • DENVER - Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.

  • Abeler says he won't seek re-election to House 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:46 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Anoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won't seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

  • 4 NC GOP Senate hopefuls meet on stage for debate 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 am
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - Four of the eight Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina are meeting on the same stage for a live debate two weeks before the May 6 primary.

  • Sen. Scott slated to speak at Bob Jones University 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, South Carolina - U.S. Senator Tim Scott is speaking this week at Bob Jones University.

  • FAA head visits ND airport strained by oil boom 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:26 pm
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports strained by the state's oil boom.

  • Bennett seeks to unite GOP at convention 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:37 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - After two raucous and divisive GOP conventions, Maine Republican party chairman Rick Bennett is promoting solidarity.

  • Bob Dole says US should send weapons to Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:10 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message.

  • UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen vote 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:19 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant.

  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.

  • McConnell touts his conservative record in TV ad 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:30 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promotes his role in blocking higher taxes and protecting fishing rights in a TV campaign ad aimed at reinforcing his conservative credentials against his political newcomer opponent Matt Bevin, who is trying to win over Republicans by taking on the political establishment.