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Sen. Kay Hagan: High-energy, low-key and in the political spotlight

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan prefers stairs to elevators and escalators. She shoots down congressional corridors so fast she leaves attending staff members struggling to keep up.

Boom! Oil-exploring seismic blasts could soon disrupt whale territory

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

As early as next spring, the boom of seismic cannons will sound under the Atlantic Ocean as the first oil and gas exploration allowed off the East Coast in three decades gets underway.

Democrats say black turnout key to North Carolina Senate contest

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday announced that they’ll travel by bus to North Carolina and other states as part of a new drive to get African Americans out to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

Black lawmakers map out plans to boost Democrats this fall

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall, the Congressional Black Caucus is hitting the road to bolster Democrats facing tough races in the Deep South.

Americans conflicted about more war as they remember 9/11

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

As Americans paused Thursday to remember those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they also confronted the possibility that the 13 exhausting years of war that followed may not be ending soon.

GOP House campaign chairman: People vote the person, not the institution

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Congress’ approval rating may be stuck around 14 percent, but Republican House campaign chairman Greg Walden doesn’t appear concerned.

For Boise man, retirement brought a new passion: Saving the sage grouse

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Ken Miracle can’t remember exactly when he became fascinated with the plump greater sage grouse that strut about on the once-endless sagebrush expanses of southern Idaho.

Would a GOP Senate foretell change for consumer agency?

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

At 3 years old, the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has survived opponents’ attempts to dismantle it and is busy rolling out new regulations and doling out punishment to companies accused of bilking consumers.

Fed offers clarity, sort of, as bond buying ends

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The Federal Reserve Wednesday announced it would trim its bond buying by another $10 billion, leaving it on course to end next month the controversial program designed to support the sluggish U. S. economic recovery.

Scientists: Bad fracking wells taint water

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five universities.