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  • Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:12 pm
  • GROVETOWN, Georgia - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

  • After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.

  • Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:47 pm
  • BOSTON - In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes a life spent fighting for economic fairness for the nation's working families.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:19 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

  • 'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:46 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking Bad," and more ways to see them.

  • Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough' 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:07 pm
  • BOSTON - Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.

  • Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:01 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia's long-time Democratic Legislature, a few Democrats have jumped ship to the GOP and are challenging former colleagues in midterm races.

  • Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:55 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights - barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

  • It's mayor, grad student vs. machine in NJ race 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:29 am
  • LOGAN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Two of the Democrats running for Congress in New Jersey's 1st District say they're in the race largely because they feared no one else would take on the third, a state senator and brother of a non-elected powerbroker.

  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:19 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:07 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:58 am
  • DENVER - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:03 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:26 am
  • WASHINGTON - Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

  • White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

  • Federal, state leaders condemn Keystone delay 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:49 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Montana's elected officials condemned a new delay Friday in the decision whether to approve construction of an oil pipeline from Canada that will run through the eastern part of the state.

  • Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:05 pm
  • BOSTON - Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking graduates to resist the urge to take selfies with its president when receiving their diplomas to prevent the already long ceremony from dragging on.

  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.

  • 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.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:13 pm
  • CHICAGO - For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.