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- Obama's gatekeeper now point man on health care Updated: Nov-26-13 1:40 pm
- Iowa Sen. not slowing down as term draws to end Updated: Nov-23-13 4:15 pm
- 3 on Willie Nelson's band bus hurt in Texas wreck Updated: Nov-23-13 1:52 pm
- Businessman enters 2014 Iowa GOP Senate primary Updated: Nov-19-13 10:34 am
- Another hopeful likely in crowded GOP Senate race Updated: Nov-18-13 6:28 pm
- Former energy executive to announce Senate plans Updated: Nov-14-13 1:34 pm
- Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination Updated: Nov-07-13 6:14 pm
- Health website's security prompts worries Updated: Nov-06-13 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
WASHINGTON - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough was ready to vent.
DES MOINES, Iowa - When Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin completes his last year in office, the longstanding lawmaker may take a certain brand of liberal Midwestern populism with him.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - Singer Willie Nelson has suspended performances until December after three of his band members were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Former energy company executive Mark Jacobs said Tuesday that he will run as a Republican for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The scrum of Iowa Republicans running for U.S. Senate likely will grow even larger Tuesday when a former energy company executive is expected to enter the race.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A former energy company executive says in a news release he will "share his decision to seek the Republican nomination for Senate in 2014" on a four-city tour next week.
WASHINGTON - Reflecting Americans' increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.