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McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates.

Democrats pull ahead in generic ballot, but GOP still favored to pick up seats

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Democrats have regained the edge in the generic congressional ballot, according to a new CNN/ORC poll--but independent analysts still see the party with a net loss in Senate and House of Representatives seats this fall.

Latino groups say their vote could prove pivotal in Senate races

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Latino voters could play a pivotal role in several of the tight Senate races – including the newly competitive race in Kansas – although there is no sense yet how strong turnout among the population will be, experts said Monday.

Companies settle charges over bogus weight-loss claims for caffeine-infused underwear

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Two companies that sell women’s underwear infused with caffeine have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers to settle charges that they falsely advertised their products would reduce cellulite and zap fat, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday.

Cruz wins conservatives’ straw poll

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won the Values Voter Summit straw poll Saturday, the second consecutive year he’s been the favorite of the conservative conference.

GOP’s Ernst pulls ahead in Iowa Senate race

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

Republican Joni Ernst has opened up a 6 percentage point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in Iowa’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, according to a new Des Moines Register Iowa poll.

Russia sanctions strengthen Putin says former State official

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

WASHINGTON The Obama administration’s successive round of sanctions against Russia are hurting U.S. companies while doing only limited damage to the Russian economy, the head of the US-Russia Business Council said Thursday.

Conservatives stress opposition to same-sex marriage

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Conservative activists pressed their opposition to same-sex marriage Friday, taking an uncompromising stand that defies a fast-changing political landscape and is likely to cause trouble for Republicans.

Kentucky AG Conway criticizes EPA pollution plan

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and a dozen of his peers from across the country are pushing hard against a recently proposed carbon pollution rule, saying it would require states to undertake a massive overhaul of their energy sectors but give them far too little time to do so.

Obama support among Hispanics down

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

President Barack Obama’s support among Hispanics has plunged, though their ratings of the president remain higher than the national average.