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Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Iowa’s Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses…

Walsh quits Senate over plagiarism

Walsh quits Senate over plagiarism

Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh’s abrupt withdrawal from the campaign in a plagiarism controversy. Walsh’s decision…

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The…

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch…

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Sen. John Walsh hasn’t made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if…

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink…

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the Republican Party. He is not alone. The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles…

More defeats for the tea party

More defeats for the tea party

Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the…

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, considered by some to be an “accidental” congressman, was easily defeated Tuesday in a Michigan district and became the third U.S. House incumbent to lose…

Two star general falls in battle in Afghanistan

Two star general falls in battle in Afghanistan

Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the…