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2 Democrats retain California congressional seats

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:21pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The most expensive congressional race in the nation ended Wednesday with no change: Democratic Rep. Ami Bera was re-elected to the Sacramento-area seat he wrested from Republican control just two years ago. (...)
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2 Democrats retain California congressional seats

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:35pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The most expensive congressional race in the nation ended Wednesday with no change: Democratic Rep. Ami Bera was re-elected to the Sacramento-area seat he wrested from Republican control just two years ago. (...)
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Democrat retains seat in costliest US House race

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:04pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has won a hard-fought re-election to a congressional seat in the Sacramento area that was the nation's most expensive House race this year. (...)
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Democrat retains California congressional seat

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:32pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jim Costa narrowly avoided one of the biggest upsets of the midterm elections, edging out his Republican challenger Wednesday in a contest that neither of the two parties expected to be so close. (...)
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Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency. (...)
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Democrat retains California congressional seat

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:52am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jim Costa narrowly avoided one of the biggest upsets of the midterm elections, edging out his Republican challenger Wednesday in a contest that neither of the two parties expected to be so close. (...)
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Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Islamic State, a top presidential adviser said Wednesday. (...)
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GOP governors attack Obama's immigration order

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:04am
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The nation's Republican governors on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's plans to unilaterally protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but clashed over whether their congressional colleagues should threaten a government shutdown in response. (...)
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Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency. (...)
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Vets' moms to Congress: Boost suicide prevention

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Clay Hunt was just 26 when he committed suicide, following tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. (...)
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Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy. (...)
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Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man Wednesday afternoon after finding a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in the trunk of his car parked near the White House. (...)
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Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa man is being held on a weapons charge after Secret Service officers say they found a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House. (...)
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Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and unveil administrative actions on immigration — measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency. (...)
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Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years to help them compete with counterparts in countries who already use technology to help them learn. (...)
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