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  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

  • Wealthy Fla. doctor linked to senator back in news 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:10 am
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

  • Ogletree to speak at Detroit NAACP fundraiser 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:45 pm
  • DETROIT - Leaders with the Detroit branch of the NAACP have announced author and Harvard University law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. will serve as keynote speaker for the civil rights organization's annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:44 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:32 pm
  • Kearney Hub. April 5, 2014.

  • Ohio Democrats seek GOP missteps in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Their four congressional seats considered safe, Ohio Democrats head into the state's primary election looking to take advantage of any openings that might be created by Republican missteps or tea party challenges. But with all 12 GOP incumbents seeking re-election, the odds are stacked against them.

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund.

  • US Rep. Dan Kildee appointed to Budget Committee 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:20 am
  • FLINT, Michigan - U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint is joining the House Budget Committee.

  • Arkansas gov. hopefuls target each other's DC ties 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:04 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - In the race for Arkansas governor, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have regularly traded attacks accusing each other of being more beholden to Washington than the state's voters.

  • Miss. politics change, US House map varies little 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:20 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.

  • AP Interview: Griffith rebuilding Democratic base 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:58 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Democratic candidate for governor Parker Griffith is a lot like Republican Gov. Robert Bentley. Both are 71, both are doctors and both are running for governor. That's about where the similarities end.

  • Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

  • Democrats see openings in congressional departures 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:10 pm
  • MCLEAN, Virginia - Democrats know they perform poorly in midterm elections. Just ask President Barack Obama.

  • Pelosi says health law a winner for Dems 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it.

  • Obama to raise cash for Dems at Disney exec's home 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will raise money for House and Senate Democrats at the home of the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.