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  • Anderson holds town hall in quest for 14th Congressional District seat

    SYCAMORE – Although she is not a voter in the 14th district, DeKalb resident Julie Kiefer-Bell attended a town hall meeting hosted by Dennis Anderson ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain – not destroy – the Islamic militant group that now c ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    WASHINGTON – Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, le ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • U.S. airdrops supplies to thousands besieged in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The U.S. military dropped humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities besieged by militants and desperately in need ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Ame ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Major provisions of veterans health care bill

    A bill approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end t ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

    WASHINGTON – What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
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