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Independents could determine control of Senate

Independents could determine control of Senate

After millions of Americans vote next week, it’s possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who…

Showdown in Maine over an Ebola quarantine

Showdown in Maine over an Ebola quarantine

State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state’s quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot…

Are quarantines effective? Some say ‘no’

Are quarantines effective? Some say ‘no’

The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective…

Giffords struggles to make guns a mid-term issue

Giffords struggles to make guns a mid-term issue

She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth. “Together, we can win elections,” the former Arizona congresswoman tells…

Jeb Bush labels Obama as ‘incompetent’ on Ebola

Jeb Bush labels Obama as ‘incompetent’ on Ebola

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public…

Is Joe Biden ready to be the ‘tie breaker?’

Is Joe Biden ready to be the ‘tie breaker?’

It’s the stuff of a campaign manager’s dream: The sitting vice president, in the midst of his own run for president, dashes across Pennsylvania Avenue and bursts into the Senate…

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked…

Can courts curb NSA spying on Americans?

Can courts curb NSA spying on Americans?

While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government…

Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. The commercials…

New Hampshire Senate’s unpopularity contest

New Hampshire Senate’s unpopularity contest

If there’s one person in New Hampshire less popular than President Barack Obama, it’s Republican Scott Brown. But that might not matter as the former Massachusetts senator tries to unseat…