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  1. Intelligence chiefs warn of Islamic State threat to U.S.

    Washington Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

    • 5:59 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Peters: Raise road funding from U.S. companies seeking to move abroad

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters suggested Friday that Congress should tap more revenue for road repairs by preventing U.S. companies from moving their headquarters abroad through mergers with foreign companies.

  2. Romney leads Iowa poll of presidential contenders, says he isn't running

    Michigan native Mitt Romney has a large lead among possible Republican presidential hopefuls in a poll in Iowa, home of the caucuses that help kick off the 2016 primaries.

  3. Biden to launch Detroit Labor Day parade with speech

    Vice President Joe Biden will kick off the annual Labor Day parade Monday in Detroit. Biden is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. near a staging area at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street in the Corktown neighborhood before labor union members parade through downtown to Hart Plaza on the Detroit riverfront, according to a tentative schedule released Wednesday.

  4. CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    Washington The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

  5. Doug Ducey wins GOP bid for Arizona gov

    Phoenix State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream

  6. Peters touts independence, avoids criticizing Land by name in first TV ad

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is launching his first general election TV ad Tuesday, touting what he says is his independence from party leaders and avoiding criticism of his opponent by name.

    • 8:18 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

    Tallahassee, Fla. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has won the Democratic nomination to seek his old job with his new party.

    • 6:31 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

    Miami Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.

    • 1:22 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    Chicago Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

    • 5:39 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Former GOP VP candidate: Detroit 'warning' to U.S.

    Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a warning to the United States and compares the Motor City to the NBC post-apocalyptic drama 'Revolution.'

  7. Biden to speak in Detroit on Labor Day

    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Detroit on Labor Day, taking part for the second time in three years in the annual holiday that marks the role of workers in the Motor City.

  8. Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    Austin, Texas Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

  9. Sen. Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

    Washington Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton 'a war hawk,' Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.

  10. Rand Paul says Dems might not back 'war hawk' Clinton

    Washington Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton 'a war hawk,' Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she ...

  11. DirecTV and Dish Network to vie for political cash with customized ads

    Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall in political dollars.

    • 7:11 PM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National
    • 11:34 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama's new birth control rules offer out for religious groups

    Washington Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ...

    • 11:49 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama weighs immigration shift

    Washington President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that ...

    • 6:39 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Well-funded women may tilt Senate power

    Washington The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and ...

    • 12:59 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    DNC raises almost $9M in July, RNC to report soon

    Washington The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward ...

    • 6:29 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

    Norfolk, Va. Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised ...

    • 1:26 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Austin, Texas Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for ...

    • 1:13 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team; arraignment date set

    Austin, Texas Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side not to mention a team of high-powered ...

    • 6:51 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    President Barack Obama says the recapturing of Mosul dam in northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces is a 'major step forward' in the battle against Islamic ...

    • 6:58 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    No arrest for Gov. Perry but mug shot to be taken

    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, ...

    • 6:49 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked, House GOP raises $48M

    Washington House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up ...

  12. Obama heading back to D.C. in rare vacation break

    Edgartown, Mass. President Barack Obama is getting off the island.

    • 5:25 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Texas Gov. Perry vows to fight criminal indictment

    Austin, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power.

    • 7:02 PM, Aug. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Austin, Texas A grand jury indicted Texas Gov.

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