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  • California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    California to have 4 governors in 4 days next week

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:02:44 GMT
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.More >>
    How many governors does it take to run the state of California? Next week, the answer's four.More >>
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...More >>
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.More >>
  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:00 GMT
    The talk among Montana veterans has been about U.S. Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research paper he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.More >>
    The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.More >>
  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:54 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability.More >>
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political...More >>
  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:13 GMT
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.More >>
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law...More >>
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >>
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...More >>
  • Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:37:42 GMT
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
  • Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

    Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:33:48 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh is learning that running for a highly competitive Senate seat brings intense scrutiny of almost everything he ever wrote or said publicly.More >>
    It's one thing to be Montana's lieutenant governor. It's another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.More >>
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >>
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...More >>
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:34:51 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.More >>
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:35:09 GMT
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.More >>
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian...More >>
  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:24:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta...More >>
    President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and...More >>
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:33:18 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >>
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...More >>
  • This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:04:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of...More >>
    Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and...More >>
  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:04:12 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.More >>
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...More >>
  • Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:53 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden says it's time the public turns against a raft of new laws that restrict the ability to vote.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the...More >>
  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:33:43 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term...More >>
  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.More >>
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.More >>
  • Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:09 GMT
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.More >>
    Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.More >>
  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:56 GMT
    National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.More >>
    The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for...More >>
  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:53:41 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as anxiety over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine eased and investors shifted their focus to U.S. corporate earnings.More >>
    Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.More >>
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:46:40 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...More >>
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...More >>
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:33:25 GMT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder...More >>
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that...More >>
  • Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:55 GMT
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.More >>
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.More >>
  • Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:21:40 GMT
    Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more...More >>
    Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal...More >>
  • Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:13 GMT
    Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he rejects the election process and accused it of being unfair as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading with 52...More >>
    Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the...More >>
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:44:22 GMT
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal...More >>
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the...More >>
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...More >>
  • Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:32 GMT
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business...More >>
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges,...More >>
  • Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:05:22 GMT
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps signaling widespread apathy within both...More >>
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political...More >>
  • Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

    Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:03:29 GMT
    Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key...More >>
    Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground...More >>
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:10:18 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."More >>
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."More >>
  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:21:03 GMT
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
  • DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

    DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:32:26 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee is carrying just $3 million in debt - a significant reduction in its onetime $23 million tab.More >>
    The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.More >>
  • Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:10:36 GMT
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
    The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:More >>
  • Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:01 GMT
    The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks Saturday that left at least 27 people dead.More >>
    Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's...More >>
  • Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:30 GMT
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The large numbers of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is putting Democrats in a bind.More >>
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats...More >>
  • Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

    Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:37 GMT
    At Netroots Nation, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren captures the hearts of Democratic activists thinking about the 2016 presidential campaign.More >>
    At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds tell them that Hillary...More >>
  • La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    La democracia indonesia a punto de ser testada

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:30:26 GMT
    After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday - but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.More >>
    Después de una desagradable campaña electoral para elegir presidente, Indonesia ha fijado el martes como el día en el que anunciará quien es el ganador, y por tanto nuevo presidente del país, sin embargo el anuncio puede...More >>
  • Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:14:15 GMT
    New records from the Clinton White House show former President Bill Clinton asking his advisers for details on Osama bin Laden after reading a New York Times story. Other files show the White House considering...More >>
    President Bill Clinton's advisers carefully considered how to explain the president's military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White...More >>
  • Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises GOP

    Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises GOP

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:37:46 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm has again outraised its Republican rival.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm again outraised its Republican rival, the two committees said Friday.More >>
  • Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:04:02 GMT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observes alike - while playing nicely into his aggressively...More >>
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike - while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image...More >>
  • Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

    Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:10:02 GMT
    A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state...More >>
    A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as discriminatory. But an immediate state appeal...More >>
  • Clinton: Will have 'specific agenda' if she runs

    Clinton: Will have 'specific agenda' if she runs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:23:48 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says if she runs for the White House in 2016 she will have "a very specific agenda" but acknowledges in an interview that the job of president has "gotten even bigger and more difficult."More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday if she decides to run for the White House in 2016 she will have "a very specific agenda" but acknowledged in an interview that the modern role of U.S. president has "gotten even bigger...More >>
  • Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Afghan ballot audit starts; Kabul airport attacked

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:40:41 GMT
    An Afghan military official says gunmen have attacked the Kabul Airport in the capital.More >>
    Afghanistan's election commission began auditing ballots Thursday following a U.S.-brokered deal between the two presidential contenders while a brazen attack on the Kabul airport underscored the dangers the country...More >>
  • Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:50:09 GMT
    Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters.More >>
    Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.More >>
  • Dems eye women's vote with bill on contraception

    Dems eye women's vote with bill on contraception

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:52:07 GMT
    Democrat and Republican lawmakers are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in the U.S. Congress in a bid to woo women whose votes could be decisive in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.More >>
    Democrat and Republican lawmakers are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in the U.S. Congress in a bid to woo women whose votes could be decisive in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.More >>
  • 2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

    2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:07:21 GMT
    A lawyer in Swaziland says two government critics there have been found guilty of contempt of court in a case that focused attention on human rights in the landlocked African kingdom.More >>
    Two government critics in Swaziland were found guilty of contempt of court on Thursday in a case that focused attention on human rights in the landlocked African kingdom.More >>
  • US says Myanmar resorting to police-state tactics

    US says Myanmar resorting to police-state tactics

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-17 07:40:54 GMT
    The State Department's top human rights official has accused Myanmar authorities of resorting to police-state tactics after five journalists got 10 years at hard labor for a disputed story about a weapons factory.More >>
    The State Department's top human rights official is accusing Myanmar authorities of resorting to police-state tactics after five journalists from a weekly magazine got 10 years at hard labor for a disputed story about...More >>
  • Climate politics group falling short of money goal

    Climate politics group falling short of money goal

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:39:30 GMT
    A super PAC backed by environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer is falling far short of its goal to raise $100 million to put climate change at the forefront of the 2014 midterm elections.More >>
    A super PAC aiming to make climate change a key issue in this year's midterm elections is falling far short of its goal to raise $100 million, cramping the group's ability to influence major races with just four...More >>
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

    Illinois Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:09:51 GMT
    Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is facing questions about a program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election. It's been a focus of Republicans looking to tarnish Quinn's reputation as a reformer...More >>
    Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state government as questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he...More >>
  • Immigration leads to O'Malley and Obama spat

    Immigration leads to O'Malley and Obama spat

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:54:48 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign.More >>
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was one of President Barack Obama's top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign and supporting him regularly on political talk shows. Now,...More >>
  • FEC filing: pro-Cochran PAC funded black outreach

    FEC filing: pro-Cochran PAC funded black outreach

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:47:31 GMT
    A super PAC backing Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's re-election bid was the sole source of money for a separate effort to urge black voters to support the incumbent.More >>
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's political machine paid to turn out the black vote for Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's re-election bid, according to campaign finance reports. His vanquished rival insisted...More >>
  • Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

    Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:08:00 GMT
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation while pitching populist messages on the economy and immigration.More >>
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a group of young Democrats Wednesday that the political system was "rigged" by powerful lobbyists and the wealthy and made an impassioned case for reducing burdensome student loans....More >>
  • Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:37:22 GMT
    Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's...More >>
    Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.More >>
  • McDaniel lawyers: Challenge likely in primary loss

    McDaniel lawyers: Challenge likely in primary loss

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:02:52 GMT
    Lawyers for tea party favorite Chris McDaniel say they are likely to challenge his loss to Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary.More >>
    Lawyers for tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said Wednesday that they intend, in the next 10 days, to file a challenge of McDaniel's loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary.More >>
  • Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

    Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:21:44 GMT
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.More >>
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.More >>
  • NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

    NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:33:34 GMT
    Chris Christie heads the Republican Governors Association and says that's why he'll be in Iowa on Thursday - to raise money for other politicians.More >>
    New Jersey's Chris Christie insists it's his role as Republican Governors Association chairman that's bringing him to Iowa this week, to raise money for other politicians, including Gov. Terry Branstad, a...More >>
  • GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:00:37 GMT
    Constitutional lawyers backing a planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama say the action is justified because Obama went too far in carrying out his health care law.More >>
    A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told...More >>
  • Gov't to release more Clinton White House records

    Gov't to release more Clinton White House records

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:37:10 GMT
    The National Archives says it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.More >>
    The National Archives said Wednesday it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.More >>
  • Cambodian opposition MPs charged with insurrection

    Cambodian opposition MPs charged with insurrection

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:22:13 GMT
    Six opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have been charged with leading an insurrection movement after security forces prevented their followers from rallying in a public park.More >>
    Six Cambodian opposition politicians were charged Wednesday with leading an insurrection movement after a clash with security forces who prevented their followers from rallying in a public park.More >>
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:04:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become...More >>
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:19:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't give Jon Stewart any hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become...More >>
  • Opposing camps criticize gay candidate

    Opposing camps criticize gay candidate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-16 07:40:37 GMT
    Carl DeMaio figures he must be doing something right if both social conservatives and members of the gay rights community oppose his campaign for Congress.More >>
    Carl DeMaio figures he must be doing something right if both social conservatives and members of the gay rights community oppose him.More >>
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:57:48 GMT
    House Republicans are preparing to recommend National Guard at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths as their response to the immigration crisis on the border.More >>
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that's engulfing the...More >>
  • House Democrats best GOP rival in fundraising

    House Democrats best GOP rival in fundraising

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:46:25 GMT
    Donors keep opening their wallets for campaign committees and outside groups to pack the airwaves with ads and stuff mailboxes full of political mail. Some highlights from campaign finance reports filed Tuesday:More >>
    Donors keep opening their wallets for campaign committees and outside groups to pack the airwaves with ads and stuff mailboxes full of political mail. Some highlights from campaign finance reports filed Tuesday:More >>
  • AP INTERVIEW: Afghan hopeful credits US deal

    AP INTERVIEW: Afghan hopeful credits US deal

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:03:31 GMT
    Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says Afghanistan was on the verge of a "very, very serious situation" before he struck a U.S.-brokered deal with his rival to avert the crisis by holding a fully audited...More >>
    Somber and reflective, Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says his country was on the verge of a "very serious, serious situation" before he struck a U.S.-brokered deal with his rival to avert the crisis by...More >>
  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:52:21 GMT
    The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.More >>
    The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.More >>
  • Gay candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

    Gay candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:01:38 GMT
    Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.More >>
    Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.More >>
  • Senate hopeful says he'll return to reality show

    Senate hopeful says he'll return to reality show

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:59:55 GMT
    A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel reversed course Tuesday and said he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based...More >>
    A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel reversed course Tuesday and said he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based in...More >>
  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $51M banked

    House Democrats' campaign arm has $51M banked

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:40:12 GMT
    Donors last month gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority, according to a summary the campaign arm released Tuesday.More >>
    House Democrats' campaign arm once again outraised its Republican rival last month, according to summaries of fundraising reports released Tuesday.More >>
  • Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:51:26 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers have broken their deadlock and elected a new speaker of parliament - the first step toward forming a new government.More >>
    Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who...More >>
  • Cochran challenger asks court to open poll records

    Cochran challenger asks court to open poll records

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:10:01 GMT
    The challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.More >>
    The challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.More >>
  • Vote deal will work, Afghan candidate tells AP

    Vote deal will work, Afghan candidate tells AP

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:01:54 GMT
    One of two contestants in Afghanistan's deadlocked presidential election has told The Associated Press that a U.S.-brokered deal for a full ballot audit pulled the country back from the brink and put government...More >>
    Declaring his nation "is not Iraq," one of two contestants in Afghanistan's deadlocked presidential election told The Associated Press on Monday that both he and his rival are committed to lead their war-ravaged nation...More >>
  • UK foreign minister William Hague stepping down

    UK foreign minister William Hague stepping down

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:22:36 GMT
    The British government says Foreign Secretary William Hague is leaving his job, a surprise announcement that precedes a major shakeup of the Conservative-led administration.More >>
    Britain's high-profile foreign minister, William Hague, is leaving his job, the government said Monday - a surprise announcement that precedes a major shakeup of the Conservative-led administration.More >>
  • Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run

    Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:47:30 GMT
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has made a foray into New Hampshire politics, supporting Republican Scott Brown in his campaign for the U.S. Senate.More >>
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his first foray into New Hampshire politics on Monday, supporting Republican Scott Brown in his campaign for the U.S. Senate.More >>
  • Super PAC fills void as Iowa GOP's Ernst on duty

    Super PAC fills void as Iowa GOP's Ernst on duty

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:17:32 GMT
    Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she participates in Iowa National Guard training for two weeks.More >>
    Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she participates in Iowa National Guard training for two weeks.More >>
  • Reality star, felon Ravenel running for US Senate

    Reality star, felon Ravenel running for US Senate

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:01:23 GMT
    Former South Carolina treasurer, reality TV star and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lindsey Graham.More >>
    Former South Carolina treasurer, reality TV star and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lindsey Graham.More >>
  • As 2016 looms, Christie skirts hot-button issues

    As 2016 looms, Christie skirts hot-button issues

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:33:47 GMT
    When it comes to divisive national issues, the usually blustery Chris Christie has been quiet.More >>
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who bills himself as a say-what-I-think straight-talker, has been unusually silent recently on some hot-button national issues.More >>
  • Perry-Paul launch foreign policy war of words

    Perry-Paul launch foreign policy war of words

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:49:18 GMT
    Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal war of words over foreign policy.More >>
    Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal war of words over foreign policy, highlighting a broader divide within the GOP over international affairs in one of the first public clashes of the Republican...More >>
  • Egypt: Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

    Egypt: Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:16:09 GMT
    Egypt's state news agency says a Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections.More >>
    An Egyptian appeals court ruled Monday that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, opening the door for old regime figures to return to the...More >>
  • Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

    Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:20:23 GMT
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate...More >>
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.More >>
  • New Mexico judge elected by coin toss after tie

    New Mexico judge elected by coin toss after tie

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-07-14 11:29:09 GMT
    A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.More >>
    A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.More >>
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-07-14 07:28:07 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.More >>
    Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.More >>
  • Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO

    Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-07-14 06:50:49 GMT
    The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal - and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.More >>
    The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal - and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.More >>
  • After Brazil, Blatter focuses on FIFA election

    After Brazil, Blatter focuses on FIFA election

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-14 00:07:12 GMT
    When Brazil's football fans finally got their best chance to see Sepp Blatter at the World Cup, they had a message for him.More >>
    When Brazil's football fans finally got their best chance to see Sepp Blatter at the World Cup, they had a message for him.More >>
  • Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:37:36 GMT
    There are new signs Republican governors are softening their positions on gay marriage.More >>
    Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.More >>
  • Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

    Kingston, Perdue hone attacks in Ga. Senate debate

    Sunday, July 13 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-13 22:17:36 GMT
    Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue are taking sharp aim at each other's records in a debate that has featured several heated exchanges.More >>
    Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.More >>
  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:28:31 GMT
    Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call...More >>
    Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the...More >>
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    Sunday, July 13 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-13 17:00:45 GMT
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage - and then was subjected to degrading comments by...More >>
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage - and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio...More >>
  • Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

    Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

    Sunday, July 13 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-13 16:08:06 GMT
    The Iraqi parliament's Sunni blocs have agreed on a candidate for the post of parliament speaker, paving the way for the legislature to take the first formal step toward forming a new government.More >>
    Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the...More >>
  • Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

    Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-13 14:28:20 GMT
    David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he's best positioned to tackle the nation's debt.More >>
    David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he's best positioned to tackle the nation's debt.More >>
  • Massachusetts Sen. Warren hits road for Democrats

    Massachusetts Sen. Warren hits road for Democrats

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-07-13 12:50:51 GMT
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a prized Democratic campaigning powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.More >>
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.More >>
  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

    UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:07:21 GMT
    Iraqi authorities say some 4,000 volunteers are being dispatched to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces fighting Sunni militants there.More >>
    The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks...More >>
  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:08:00 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress...More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve...More >>
  • James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP

    James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:50:16 GMT
    LeBron James' return to Cleveland potentially complicates Republicans' plan to nominate their 2016 presidential pick there.More >>
    Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016.More >>
  • Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

    Senate candidate records GOP address, then deploys

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-07-12 10:07:04 GMT
    A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.More >>
    A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.More >>
  • Florida's political landscape upended with ruling

    Florida's political landscape upended with ruling

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:58:21 GMT
    Florida's political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts.More >>
    Florida's political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts.More >>
  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:20:42 GMT
    Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve...More >>
  • US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

    US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:20:01 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.More >>
    The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's...More >>
  • GOP's Ernst of Iowa to give party's radio address

    GOP's Ernst of Iowa to give party's radio address

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:31:48 GMT
    Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst has recorded the...More >>
    Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active-duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst was to record the Republicans'...More >>
  • Judge rules Florida Legislature broke laws on maps

    Judge rules Florida Legislature broke laws on maps

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:18:37 GMT
    The Florida Legislature illegally drew the state's congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party, a judge has ruled, and has ordered them redrawn.More >>
    The Florida Legislature illegally drew the state's congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party, a judge has ruled, and has ordered them redrawn.More >>
  • A look at who's running in Slovenia vote

    A look at who's running in Slovenia vote

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:10:06 GMT
    Slovenia is holding an early parliamentary election on Sunday to choose its third government in three years. The EU-member country was forced into a vote after the outgoing prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, lost a...More >>
    Slovenia is holding an early parliamentary election on Sunday to choose its third government in three years. The EU-member country was forced into a vote after the outgoing prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, lost a power...More >>
  • Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

    Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-07-11 07:31:43 GMT
    The tea party challenger trying to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary in Kansas rests much of his case on the three-term incumbent's living arrangements.More >>
    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show.More >>
  • Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

    Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-07-11 05:29:13 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry is making a quick stop in Afghanistan to help resolve an election crisis sowing chaos in a country that the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars and lost more than 2,000...More >>
    The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's...More >>
  • Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters

    Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-07-11 04:28:17 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after China's exports showed a slight pickup. Indonesian stocks surged despite a contested presidential election result.More >>
    Asian stock markets were muted Friday, following the lead of Wall Street traders spooked by worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal that raised the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe.More >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

    Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:02:47 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.More >>
    Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the...More >>
  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:45:52 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.More >>
    Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...More >>
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:56:40 GMT
    Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.More >>
    A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...More >>
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence

    Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:22:54 GMT
    Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy...More >>
    A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems,...More >>
  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:15:50 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.More >>
    A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't...More >>
  • AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:23:32 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.More >>
    Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on...More >>