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It’s a good time to run for office in Iowa: meet Queen Joni

By Gabriel Debenedetti

IOWA CITY Iowa (Reuters) – Most Republicans running in tight U.S. Senate races in November’s midterm elections can rely on campaign endorsements from a few national figures. 796 more words

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No outcry over congressional break

It’s certain that many Americans remember the outcry when President Obama took time off this summer to relax with his family.

“How dare he leave town with all this important work to do?” came the outcry from conservatives. 164 more words

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Kansas race now gets seriously interesting

Who would have thought that a campaign for a U.S. Senate race in little ol’ Kansas would have such profound national implications?

It appears that something like that is shaping up. 356 more words

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Connecticut jury begins weighing charges against former governor

By Richard Weizel

NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) – Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland carried out a scheme to use a phony nursing home contract to hide his work as a paid adviser for a 2012 congressional candidate in violation of federal campaign law, prosecutors said on Thursday. 358 more words

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U.S. Senate approves Sheets as Treasury undersecretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved Nathan Sheets as the Treasury’s top official on international affairs, charged with pressing Washington’s position on everything from the value of China’s currency to how to resolve Europe’s debt crisis. 180 more words

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Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote

By Gabriel Debenedetti

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party’s foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels. 480 more words

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U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily approved controversial legislation requested by President Barack Obama to allow the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against Islamic State militants. 59 more words

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