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Bill Clinton: Hillary the 'rock' of the family

Washington - Bill Clinton said in an interview aired Sunday that he admires his wife Hillary as she makes her second run for the White House, defending her integrity in the face of attacks.

Clinton calls for 'better deal' at first major rally

New York - Hillary Clinton held the first major rally Saturday of her campaign to become the first woman president of the United States, promising a "better deal" for struggling middle-class Americans.

New York rally launches Clinton's bid for White House

New York - Ardent supporters streamed into a manicured New York park Saturday to watch Hillary Clinton lay out her bid to become America's first woman president and her vision for the future.

'Conversation' with Hillary Clinton? That'll be $2,700

Washington - Four, five, even six times per week, Hillary Clinton meets deep-pocketed supporters eager to shake hands with the celebrity Democrat -- all-but-obligatory encounters helping her amass the war chest needed to win the White House.

Bernie Sanders is running for president

One of the most progressive members of the United States Senate will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

Achilles heels? Scandals, gaffes could haunt Hillary

Washington - Hillary Clinton looks ahead to 2016 as the year Americans may finally elect their first-ever female president, but her past is burdened with blemishes and gaffes that could compromise if not sink her campaign.

'Are Ukip racist?' tops Google search questions on UK politics

Users of Google in March have been busy hunting for answers to their queries about the UK's prominent political parties ahead of the General Election in May. Yet it seems that many are somewhat preoccupied with whether Ukip are racist or not.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to retire from Senate

Washington - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a move that surprised many Americans and sparked speculation about who will replace him and his role as Democratic leader.

A public affair over Clinton's private emails

Washington D.c. - On March 2, 2015 The New York Times reported that Hillary Rodham Clinton used her personal email account for all government communications during her entire four-year-long tenure as the United States Secretary of State.

Op-Ed: D.C. pols focus on public goals would go far to rebuild trust

Washington D.c. - Outgoing Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is likely to spend his remaining few months in office focused more on his mounting legal troubles, than any lame duck initiatives he may have planned for the city.

Republicans control D.C. as close election races break for GOP

The 2014 midterm election was a one-sided affair, as Republicans seized control Tuesday night of the United States Senate and now control both chambers in Congress for the first time since 2006.

U.S. Republicans eye Senate control in close midterm vote

Washington - Americans voted Tuesday in key midterm elections expected to hand control of the Senate to Republicans, an outcome that would dash Barack Obama's hopes for a productive final two years at the White House.

Romney defends Perdue from 2012-style outsourcing attacks

The midterm elections are currently in fever pitch and control of the Unites States Senate is resting in the balance. This means that the gloves are off in all of the races, and especially in the high profile elections involving notable candidates.

Op-Ed: Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's war-on-women campaign implodes

Denver - Colorado’s Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Udall's war-on-women campaign - that continues to insist amiable Republican opponent Cory Gardner is actually J.R. Ewing reincarnated - isn't working.

Democrat John Walsh drops out of Senate race over plagiarism

Helena - Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) announced on Thursday that he is ending his re-election campaign due to fallout from a college plagiarism scandal.

Pres. Obama hits all-time low in The NBC/WSJ poll

Washington - Pres. Barack Obama’s overall approval rating has hit an all-time low in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The president’s approval rating among Americans is at 40 percent, however the bad news does not stop there.

Democrats seek federal contract ban for tax-dodging corporations

Washington - Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would deny federal contracts to US companies which incorporate overseas in order to avoid paying taxes.

Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren popular but would struggle as president

Despite the entrenched power of Hillary Clinton, rookie senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be looking to snatch the 2016 Democratic nomination for president by hooking in from the left as a populist. But she might struggle as chief executive...

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.

Interview: U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers Special

Kesha Rogers is a most interesting U.S. Senate candidate. She's a Texas Democrat who believes that President Obama, who she often compares to Hitler, should be impeached -- some allege she's even said executed -- for "flagrant" constitutional violations.

U.S. economic growth stalled during first quarter

Washington - The broad-based economic recovery touted by the administration during last year's election campaign sounds more like a political fairy tale when juxtaposed with the rate of economic growth this year.

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.

Op-Ed: America's Broken Politics

New York - America’s two party system is broken, has been for some time, and continues without interruption to show ever more clearly that this is so.

Restaurant owner refuses to serve gay people or 'freak' customers

Enid - An Oklahoma restaurant and bar owner has raised eyebrows and ire by refusing to serve gay people, blacks, Hispanics and other racial minorities, welfare recipients, disabled people, Muslims and Democrats.

'American Idol' star Clay Aiken to run for US Congress

Fayetteville - Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken has formally declared his candidacy for US Congress as a Democrat looking to unseat a Republican incumbent in his home state of North Carolina.

Florida Congressman resigns over cocaine possession charge

Representative Trey Radel, Republican of Florida, will resign from Congress this evening, after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. A letter he sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Monday states he will resign from Congress.

Op-Ed: Comprehensive U.S. tax reform can benefit the 90 percent

With the 2014 midterm election narrative likely to center on income inequality, congressional legislators and candidates should look to meaningful comprehensive tax reform.

Op-Ed: N.J. traffic scandal business as usual for GOP, party of moaners

Memo to the U.S. Republican Party: when you lose an election you don't do everything you can to make the Democrats look bad or have a hard time governing. You pull up your socks and pitch in, you work with the winners, you help your country move forward.
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