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Cantor to resign from House seat in August

08/01/2014 10:02am
After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

Special session ordered for new Florida voting map

08/01/2014 10:30am
A Florida judge is ordering legislators to hold a special session to draw up a new state congressional map after the original one was ruled illegal.

Florida judge orders Legislature to hold special session to adopt new congressional districts

08/01/2014 10:31am
Florida judge orders Legislature to hold special session to adopt new congressional districts.

Dems' House campaign raises almost $5M this week

08/01/2014 10:40am
Democratic donors online gave their party's House campaign arm almost $5 million in the week that ended Friday, a record for the group attempting the uphill task of ousting Republicans from their majority.

Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

08/01/2014 1:41pm
Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008.

Utah lobbyists required to wear badges at Capitol

08/01/2014 2:31pm
Lobbyists at Utah's Capitol became marked people on Friday, as a new law went into effect requiring them to wear a badge bearing their name and the word "lobbyist" as they try to influence public officials.

Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

08/01/2014 2:31pm
With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November.

Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

08/01/2014 3:50pm
A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.

New book says Hillary Clinton blamed husband's infidelity on abuse as a child

08/01/2014 4:07pm
Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 - the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton's presidency - that the President's infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president.

Wis. gubernatorial primary candidates at a glance

08/01/2014 4:10pm
There are primaries Aug. 12 to decide the Democratic nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. Incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are running unopposed.

Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

08/01/2014 7:20pm
The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.