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  • Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate

    Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate
    Northampton County Judge Edward Smith's nomination to a federal judgeship was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, bringing a federal trial judge to Easton for the first time in a decade. The Senate voted 69-31 to appoint Smith to the U.S. District...
  • Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor

    Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...
  • Scott Brown may bet his shirt on New Hampshire seat

    Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to...
  • Nostalgic for old times, they want back in to Congress

    WASHINGTON Maybe these 2014 congressional candidates should consider adopting the disco-era classic "Never Can Say Goodbye" as their campaign theme song. Like golden oldies, nearly a dozen former members of the House of Representatives are looking for...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters getting involved in 2014 elections

    ARLINGTON, Va. Hillary Clinton's name won't be on any ballot in November, but that doesn't mean you won't see her supporters hit the campaign trail this year. Ready for Hillary, the political action committee that hopes to lay the groundwork for Clinton'...
  • Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate run

    WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on. The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday...
  • Obama's class of 2008 in Senate faces reelection fight

    Obama's class of 2008 in Senate faces reelection fight
    When Barack Obama won a historic victory in 2008, eight Democratic candidates captured Senate seats that had been in Republican hands. Those same Democrats are now facing their first reelection campaigns in a less friendly political climate, and...
  • Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now

    Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now
    NASHUA, N.H. — For better or worse, they are the class of Obama. Eight Democratic senators swept into office partly on Barack Obama's 2008 coattails are facing their first reelection bid without the benefit of having the president on the ballot...
  • Kaine pleased with new budget, but fixes needed | Hampton Roads Recon

    Kaine pleased with new budget, but fixes needed |<span style=color:#ff0000><b> Hampton Roads Recon</b></span>
    The budget deal crafted by Congress will "do good things for the economy" by providing greater certainty on federal spending over the next two years, Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday. The Senate passed the measure 64-36 Wednesday and sent it to President...
  • Administration opens first hole in health law mandate

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year. The...
  • White House brings in help to fix healthcare website

    White House brings in help to fix healthcare website
    WASHINGTON – A familiar troubleshooter has been enlisted to try to fix the government's health insurance website, administration officials said Tuesday, as political pressure piled up over the centerpiece of President Obama's healthcare law....
  • Sebelius: Obama not told of Healthcare.gov problems before launch

    Sebelius: Obama not told of Healthcare.gov problems before launch
    WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Obama did not know about the problems with the health insurance law website before its launch, and she is dodging questions about whether she will resign over the...