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Biden is top choice of Democrats if Clinton falters: Reuters/Ipsos poll 01 Sep 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic voters would choose Vice President Joe Biden as their preferred candidate for president in 2016 if current frontrunner Hillary Clinton shows signs of faltering, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

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Republicans lack votes to defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group, which is under fire from abortion opponents.

U.S. 01 Sep 2015
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U.S. Senator Coons says he will support Iran nuclear deal: Washington Post

- Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Coons said on Tuesday he will support the Iran nuclear deal, the Washington Post said, leaving the list of senators backing the agreement just one shy of the 34 needed to ensure it will survive congressional review.

01 Sep 2015

California assisted suicide bill advances in special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.

Health, U.S. 01 Sep 2015

Democrat Casey becomes 32nd U.S. senator to support Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey said on Tuesday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best option available to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

01 Sep 2015