Politics and Elections News

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CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says the decisions Washington will make about the economy in the coming years will set the conditions for middle-class growth in the 21st century.Obama is speaking at Northwestern University's Kellogg School ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand.The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise ...more

AP News - 11 mins ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff nepotism despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

PARIS (AP) — How do you turn one of sport's most magical events into unappealing mush? Let the International Olympic Committee manage it.After Norway dropped out of the running this week, the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics will be either China ...more

Reuters News - 24 mins ago

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. District judge was appointed Thursday by the National Football League to hear an appeal filed by Ray Rice, a former Baltimore Ravens running back suspended indefinitely for knocking out h ...more

Reuters News - 30 mins ago

By Daniel Wallis JEFFERSON COUNTY Colo. (Reuters) - Sitting with friends by a skate park near a Colorado high school known more for an infamous shooting than conflict over curriculum, 17-year-old Charlotte Beierle said attempts to play down t ...more

AP News - 37 mins ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor is suing in hopes of blocking a new law that imposes stricter regulations on abortion providers.The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Dr. Larry Burns, who the center sa ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-count federal indictment and threatening to toss a reporter off a balcony might immediately disqualify a congressman from a bid for a third term.Not in Staten Island and a stretch of Brooklyn where some defiant voters stand ...more

Reuters News - 42 mins ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A mortar bomb hit a building used by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk on Thursday, killing a Swiss citizen, Russian news agency Interfax quoted the rebels' defense ministry as ...more

Reuters News - 44 mins ago

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on Myanmar raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims, though he praises th ...more