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Grothman aims to be 'more conservative' candidate

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

State Sen. Glenn Grothman is aiming to position himself as the stronger conservative in Wisconsin's 6th District congressional race.

Rounds has clear cash edge heading toward primary

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Former Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson.

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns. Others would abolish the death penalty, make it easier to limit spending on elections and rein in partisan drawing of electoral districts.

Indy 'unlikely' to seek 2016 party conventions

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Don't count on Indianapolis hosting either the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2016.

Tardy lawmakers push Alaska legal pot vote to fall

|Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

A ballot measure that could make Alaska the third state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is getting pushed back to the November ballot because lawmakers couldn't end their session on time.

Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual.

GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.

Peters submits signatures to run for US Senate

|Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Democrat Gary Peters has turned in more than 26,000 signatures to run for U.S. Senate in Michigan.

Secretary of State Johnson starts re-election bid

|Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is formally launching her campaign for a second four-year term.

Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats' plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Chicago.