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New York governor wins spirited renomination battle

New York City - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had far more name recognition and many times more money for his primary campaign against political unknown Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Univ. law professor.

Republican edges ahead in Michigan Senate race

Detroit - Michigan Republican Terri L. Land currently has the momentum in the U.S. Senate race that will decide who replaces retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat who has held the post since 1979.

Op-Ed: President Obama's use of executive orders in 2014

Washington - President Obama will be leveling the threat of using executive orders to accomplish his goals in 2014 during the State of the Union address, a tactic some see as a bullying behavior. Other lawmakers welcome the idea. In truth, it doesn’t matter.

Rep Tom Cole on Syria: Very pleased with president's decision

Speaking on NPR's 'All Things Considered,' Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) applauded President Obama's decision to take the Syrian question to congress.

Op-Ed: What creates a political activist? Special

I had to know what it takes to create a political activist. Twitter is an amazing social network and it's where I ran into Diane Atkins, organizer for the Impeach Obama project, someone I suspected was a firebrand, I was right. Native New Yorker to boot!

U.S. lawmakers propose bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana

Washington - Lawmakers are ready to propose legislation which would allow individual states to regulate marijuana without worrying about violating federal drug laws.

FBI raids offices of donor linked to Senator Bob Menendez

West Palm Beach - Amid allegations of procuring underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, the FBI has now raided the offices of a Doctor linked to the Democrat senator.

FBI investigating Sen. Menendez for underage sex with prostitutes

Washington - Sex, lies, videotape, and the U.S. Senate. Two women claim Bob Menendez paid them for sex, even though one of them was then just 16 years old.

Scott Brown could make Governor's run instead of US Senate run

While Scott Brown could have a shot at being a US Senator again, there is the possibility of him not running and waiting to run for state governor in 2014.

Gingrich: I would've been stronger against Obama in the election

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that the Republican Party needs to be overhauled. Gingrich also said that Romney was a terrible candidate in the 2012 US Election Cycle.

House Speaker Boehner takes political hurt in fiscal cliff battle

With regards to the fiscal cliff battle, it looks as if the future of GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is uncertain. He said that the US House of Representatives has done its part and now it's time for President Barack Obama to do his part.

GOP's new fiscal cliff proposal: Permanent tax cuts for top 2%?

Washington - The House Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, seemingly gave their fiscal cliff proposal: permanent tax cuts for the top 2%. However, it comes to question if they're being serious or not.

Ashley Judd's a strong Democratic challenger, according to poll

According to a recent PPP poll, if Ashley Judd ran for US Senate on the Democratic ticket, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would still win; but, it would be by a slim lead.

GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle

As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.

US fiscal cliff continues to be a shaky 'Mexican standoff'

As a growing number of Republicans become more shaky, the fiscal cliff confrontation still remains an unpredictable "Mexican standoff."

Actress Ashley Judd entertaining idea of US Senate run

Actress Ashley Judd is giving consideration for a possible 2014 US Senate run in Kentucky against GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Boehner's plan rejected by Obama & scrutinized within the GOP

After GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and a few other Republicans gave their proposal, it was rejected by US President Obama. However, Boehner's plan is being criticized by other Republicans.

Republicans offer their own fiscal cliff solution to Obama

Washington - In response to Obama's fiscal cliff solution proposal, the Republicans led by GOP House Speaker John Boehner offered their own proposal to averting the fiscal cliff.

GOP & Democrats spar over UN Disability Treaty in US Senate

Senate Republicans, led by Utah Senator Mike Lee, are voicing opposition to the ratification of the UN disability treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Ex-RPOF Chair: FL's voting laws focused on voter suppression

Ex-Florida GOP chair, along with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, accused GOP of using Florida voting laws to suppress Democratic voters. Democrats have called for a hearing on Florida's voting laws.

GOP on Susan Rice: She's not fit to be US Secretary of State

Even though US President Obama hasn't given names of potential nominees, the GOP is being proactive and attacking Susan Rice who is the current US Ambassador to the United Nations.

GOP Senate leadership: No more 'Todd Akin-like' candidates

In preparation for future elections, the GOP leadership have some things in mind. One of them is prevent future Todd Akins from getting chosen as party nominees.

White House responds to Mitt Romney's 'gifts' remark

Mitt Romney continues to take political fire for his "gifts" explanation when talking about his loss to US President Obama. The White House has given its response.

After Obama's re-election, man apparently commits suicide

Key West - Henry Hamilton, 64, of Key West seemingly killed himself after Barack Obama got re-elected as the United States President.

Video: Grover Norquist on US President Barack Obama

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said that Barack Obama won the Presidential Election by painting Mitt Romney as a "poopy head."

Video: GOP weighs in on Latino voters

Republicans had weighed in on the recent GOP losses. Several members of the GOP feel the party needs to do better in reaching out to Latinos.

Video: CNN asks Tea Party about standing on social issues

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, said that the movement is going to come out stronger despite the GOP losses and shortfalls on Election Night.

Florida's US House Race to be decided Nov. 20

Florida remains one of the eight undecided US House races. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, refuses to concede. The final decision is due to be made on November 20.

The ever-changing US electorate — What's in store for 2014/2016?

The 2012 US Elections have shown the shift in the country's voting electorate. In short, it shows how voting blocks and groups of voters play a predictable and unpredictable dynamic.

Allen West continues fighting tooth and nail for US House Seat

While projected to lose his US House seat, GOP incumbent Allen West of Florida isn't giving up. It seems that he plans on fighting tooth and nail in this undecided race.
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