Politics Headlines

Sat, Mar 28 2015

U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.

28 Mar 2015

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

- The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

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Fri, Mar 27 2015

Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

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WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.

27 Mar 2015

Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office. | Video

Elizabeth Warren 27 Mar 2015

Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server

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WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel's subpoena for documents in the case.

27 Mar 2015

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

- The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

U.S., 27 Mar 2015

Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office. | Video

Elizabeth Warren 27 Mar 2015

Pentagon vows 'demanding but fair' in F-35 talks with Lockheed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday said it will be "demanding but fair" in negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, one of the Pentagon's largest-ever sole-source contracts.

27 Mar 2015

U.S. ethics panel probes Kentucky lawmaker over wife's lobbying

WASHINGTON - A special investigative panel will probe allegations that a Kentucky lawmaker helped his wife lobby on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday.

27 Mar 2015

N.Y. Senator Schumer to seek U.S. Senate Democratic leader post: Politico

WASHINGTON - New York Senator Charles Schumer formally declared his bid on Friday to become the next U.S. Senate Democratic leader after the current leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said he was retiring, Politico reported.

27 Mar 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.