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Senate Democrats step up pressure for vote on attorney general 12:12pm EST

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday wrote a formal letter to Republicans urging them to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general.

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Hillary Clinton's focus on women's pay may resonate broadly: poll

WASHINGTON - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016. | Video

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Ex-local TV anchor Kathleen Matthews plans House run: Politico

WASHINGTON - Kathleen Matthews, a former longtime television anchor in the Washington area turned Marriott International executive, plans to run for the congressional seat held by Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, according to Politico.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL approval

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.

04 Mar 2015
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U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal emails, which have created a political storm for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.

04 Mar 2015