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WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family's longtime chef and friend.
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.
With a wave of Atlantic City casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 people out of work, Gov. Christie announced Thursday that the state would join with union and business groups to open an employment resource center in the Shore resort.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has been traveling the country to bolster Republican candidates in attention-grabbing events from New Hampshire to Arkansas, but he hasn't had much success in getting members of his party elected at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - Gov. Christie started the Labor Day weekend Friday with a visit to the Jersey Shore, where he greeted beachgoers, posed for photos, and criticized President Obama's handling of foreign policy.
Some of New Jersey's top Democrats said Friday that organized labor is under assault across the country, even as the movement has gained considerable clout in Trenton.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
HARRISBURG - Ending a yearlong negotiation, the Obama administration on Thursday approved Gov. Corbett's alternative Medicaid expansion proposal, a step that could extend health-care benefits to roughly 600,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.
New numbers show the Democrat well ahead of the governor, despite a summer of negative ads.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family's longtime chef and friend.
DALLAS (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama set aside the pressures of the world's trouble spots on Saturday to assume the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family's longtime chef and friend.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.
ATLANTA (AP) - The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.
Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.
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