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  • Big question in NC Senate race: Who's worse � Obama or GOP?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. They rose together, both elected in 2008. Now President Barack Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., are struggling together. Since Obama and Hagan both won in North Carolina six years ago, seen as harbingers of a resurgence of the...
  • Lameness of Congress' post-election session could hinge on results

    WASHINGTON There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and...
  • Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama...
  • Senate plans to debate campaign finance amendment

    WASHINGTON Senators return Monday from their summer recess and plan to take up a constitutional amendment to limit big money in campaigns. It's expected to ultimately fail, and a big reason is Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and other...
  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...
  • Obama will announce stepped-up attacks on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON With bipartisan pressure building in Congress and support growing in the country for action, President Barack Obama is expected to announce Wednesday night that he will authorize U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader plan to...
  • Obama's political move on immigration

    To the editor: President Obama says factors "beyond his control" are preventing him from implementing immigration changes. Once again something or someone else is to blame. ("Obama draws flak over immigration reform delay," Sept. 6) The real factors are...
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want...
  • 'I'm back,' Hillary Clinton tells Iowa

    INDIANOLA, Iowa Hillary Rodham Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House campaign bid Sunday before a festive crowd of 6,000 in this pivotal state, presenting herself as a child and champion of the still-struggling middle class. Dogged by an...
  • House to vote Wednesday on training Syrian rebels, at least temporarily

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives is expected to approve a short-term measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and temporarily authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle...
  • Islamic State brings shift in America: People want to see action

    Islamic State brings shift in America: People want to see action
    Six years ago, when Barack Obama won the presidency, Americans were weary of overseas problems; today, they're scared. An unusually large and sudden shift in public attitudes about the threat the nation faces from extremist Islamic militants in the...
  • Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'

    Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'
    President Obama¬†outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...