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Oklahoma's US Senate candidates speak on panel

Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon criticized two of his top Republican opponents on Wednesday in the race for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, and he vowed if elected in November not to support current U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

Congressional challengers raising campaign cash

Two challengers hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year as they look ahead to the fall elections, but the incumbent still had the most cash.

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.

Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained

A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world — or even on the nation's home soil.

Treasury scolds China anew, doesn’t call it a currency manipulator

The Treasury Department on Tuesday stopped short of declaring China a currency manipulator but raised concern anew about the need for the Asian powerhouse to let markets play a greater role in determining the value of its currency.

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments.

T. rex takes on the Smithsonian

Twenty-six years after she stumbled upon one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world, Montana rancher Kathy Wankel’s discovery has a new home.

2 years before Mo. governor's race, Koster has $2M

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $2 million in the bank for a likely gubernatorial campaign in 2016.

Jenkins leads fundraising in Kansas 2nd District

Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

Firefighters union supports Abercrombie for gov

The Hawaii Firefighters Association has announced it supports Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his bid for re-election.

Pryor: $1.2M raised in first 3 months of '14

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday reported raising $1.22 million in the first three months of the year, trailing his Republican rival during the quarter while still boasting a larger war chest in his re-election bid.

GOP Senate hopeful McFadden has $1.8M reserve

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up.

Huckabee tops 2016 presidential poll in Iowa

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the top choice at the moment for potential Iowa Republican caucus voters, according to a new Loras College poll.

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