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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 26 min 51 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. (...)
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McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 26 min 54 sec ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. (...)
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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 26 min 54 sec ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. (...)
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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 26 min 54 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. (...)
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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 26 min 54 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 26 min 54 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 3 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. (...)
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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 5 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 5 hours 26 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. (...)
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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 5 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 6 hours 26 min ago
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 7 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. (...)
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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. (...)
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Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 26 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. (...)
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Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the election of contradictions. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 15 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. (...)
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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. (...)
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House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. (...)
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