- Sittenfeld places 1st TV ads in US Senate race in Ohio Updated: Oct-13-15 9:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents across much of Ohio will get their first look at one of the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate during Tuesday's presidential debate.
- Former US Sen. Nelson says he's returning to law practice Updated: Oct-13-15 6:59 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson says he'll be stepping down from his post as CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
- US Sen. Markey pushing for tougher gun control measures Updated: Oct-13-15 3:15 am
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to discuss gun safety efforts during an appearance at Roxbury Community College in Boston.
- Harry Reid talks Nevada political role on eve of debate Updated: Oct-12-15 7:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is expected to point to Nevada's impact on the presidential race on the eve of the election's first Democratic debate, at a Washington Post forum.
- Camden not getting federal grant that officials anticipated Updated: Oct-12-15 6:08 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Less than two months after Camden's mayor and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez visited a neighborhood to talk about how a $30 million infusion of federal money would pay for new homes, schools and park improvements the beleaguered city was denied the grant.
- Tsutsui wants election process changed for lt. gov. Updated: Oct-12-15 3:41 pm
HONOLULU - When Shan Tsutsui awoke one morning in December 2012, his mind was made up: He was going to tell then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie that he was passing on becoming his lieutenant governor - the post left vacant when Brian Schatz was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.
- Illinois delegate candidates for 2016 emerge Updated: Oct-12-15 3:33 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Nominating conventions for the 2016 presidential race are nearly a year away, but names of potential Illinois delegates to both the Republican and Democratic meetings are popping up.
- Highest-ranking Nevada lawmaker endorses Marco Rubio Updated: Oct-12-15 2:45 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The highest-ranking member of the Nevada Legislature is endorsing Republican Marco Rubio for president.
- Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices Updated: Oct-12-15 8:51 am
MANILA, Philippines - The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on Monday with the country's vice president being the first major contender to register his candidacy to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.
- Bill renaming Helena-West Helena federal building is signed Updated: Oct-11-15 4:31 pm
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Arkansas - President Barack Obama has signed a bill that renames the federal building in Helena-West Helena after an Arkansas federal judge who was known for his support of civil rights.
- March 15 primaries mean quicker decisions, more uncertainty Updated: Oct-11-15 10:57 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Moving North Carolina's primaries for hundreds of elected posts up by seven weeks to align with early presidential contests could save counties money, reduce voter confusion and boost overall turnout.
- New Hampshire, Maine senators seek help for shipyard workers Updated: Oct-10-15 2:54 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. senators from New Hampshire and Maine are asking the Defense Department to reconsider policy changes regarding expenses for workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and other shipyards.
- Barrasso questions proposed EPA in-situ uranium standards Updated: Oct-09-15 6:47 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overstepping its authority and endangering an industry by proposing extensive new standards to protect groundwater from uranium mining, said a U.S. senator from Wyoming, the top uranium-mining state.
- Menendez appealing judge's rulings in corruption case Updated: Oct-09-15 4:55 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey filed notice Friday that they will appeal a judge's rulings rejecting their arguments to dismiss his corruption indictment.
- Johnson says Ryan is only Republican who can unify House Updated: Oct-09-15 3:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is the only Republican who can unify the GOP in a fractured House, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday.
- ND delegation applauds House vote to lift ban on oil exports Updated: Oct-09-15 2:19 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are pleased the U.S. House has approved a bill to lift a 40-year U.S. ban on crude oil exports.
- Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader Updated: Oct-09-15 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader.
- North Dakota delegation applauds court's waterways ruling Updated: Oct-09-15 1:34 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation is applauding a federal appeals court ruling in Cincinnati that blocks nationwide an Obama administration rule giving the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.
- House bill targets health law, Planned Parenthood funds Updated: Oct-09-15 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.
- Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington Updated: Oct-08-15 7:52 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author.
- Obama nominates Seiler for US Attorney in South Dakota Updated: Oct-08-15 6:51 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - President Barack Obama nominated on Thursday longtime federal prosecutor Randolph Seiler to be the next U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota.
- Judges say crumbling San Antonio courthouse is unsafe Updated: Oct-08-15 5:33 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Members of the Texas Congressional delegation are trying to get approval and funding for a new federal courthouse in San Antonio to replace a building that judges who work there say is crumbling and unsafe.
- House bill would cut prison time for some offenders Updated: Oct-08-15 11:46 am
WASHINGTON - In a rare move for the bitterly partisan House, Republicans and Democrats have come together to propose major legislation that would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders.
- Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns Updated: Oct-07-15 11:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.
- House OKs special panel to probe Planned Parenthood Updated: Oct-07-15 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.