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State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 5:20am

A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the country's most competitive 2016 Senate races.

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

Steve Peoples and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:22am

They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff.

The Latest: Pataki says GOP must unite around ideas in 2016

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:11pm

The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

No new national monuments in Utah, Herbert urges Obama

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:34pm

In a letter penned to President Obama on Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged that no new monument designations be made in the state. The letter references the angst still felt in Utah over the last designation in 1996.

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:01pm

One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11pm

The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:21pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:10pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.

Vocal Biden backer joins super PAC urging VP to run in 2016

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

One of Vice President Joe Biden's most vocal supporters joined the super PAC urging him to run for president Monday, as interest in Biden's political future spiked amid fresh signs that his aides are looking closely at a 2016 campaign.

Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.

Book deal boosts net worth of GOP 2016 candidate Ted Cruz

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:21pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is worth between $2 million and $4.5 million, a total aided by the roughly $319,000 advance the Republican presidential candidate received to write his best-selling memoir, according to a financial disclosure report released Monday.