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Lots of jabs in Colorado Senate debate

Lots of jabs in Colorado Senate debate

Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal…

Obama abandons pledge; delays immigration action

Obama abandons pledge; delays immigration action

Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation…

Wendy Davis reveals abortion in ’90s

Wendy Davis reveals abortion in ’90s

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who became a national political sensation by filibustering her state’s tough new restrictions on abortion, discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an…

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation’s economic recovery. The economy generated only 142,000 jobs, the fewest…

Pat Roberts shakes up his re-election team

Pat Roberts shakes up his re-election team

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, replacing a longtime confidante as campaign manager and getting help from national operatives in a race that’s…

Deadly mistake by U.S. forces killed Americans

Deadly mistake by U.S. forces killed Americans

Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military…

Democrats steal a page from GOP campaign book

Democrats steal a page from GOP campaign book

Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states…

Begich’s ad screwup threatens campaign

Begich’s ad screwup threatens campaign

Sen. Mark Begich’s re-election bid was going better than his fellow Democrats had hoped. That was, until his campaign ran an inflammatory ad that he was forced to pull off…

U.S. doctor with Ebola now in Nebraska

U.S. doctor with Ebola now in Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.…

America, England say will ‘not be cowed’

America, England say will ‘not be cowed’

NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a…