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White House party crasher fails to make ballot
One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot as an Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's seat in Congress.
Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16
At Netroots Nation, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren captures the hearts of Democratic activists thinking about the 2016 presidential campaign.
Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward
A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit filed by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service.
Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises GOP
Senate Democrats' campaign arm has again outraised its Republican rival.
Prosecutors respond to new Blagojevich argument
Prosecutors have responded to a new argument that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted this week to a federal court considering his appeal.
Clinton: Will have 'specific agenda' if she runs
Hillary Rodham Clinton says if she runs for the White House in 2016 she will have "a very specific agenda" but acknowledges in an interview that the job of president has "gotten even bigger and more difficult."
First lady to speak at Hispanic convention in NYC
The White House says Michelle Obama will stress education during a keynote speech later this week at the national convention of a leading Hispanic civil rights group.
Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border
U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days.
Biden to speak at liberal Netroots Nation
Vice President Joe Biden will mingle with liberal activists next week at the Netroots Nation convention.
Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure
Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 — dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up.
Biden calls on governors to lead nation
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.
Gov. Christie would consider immigrant children
Gov. Chris Christie says he would consider requests to help immigrant children in New Jersey, but would not encourage families to send them to his state.
New Mexico judge elected by coin toss after tie
A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.
Clinton to sign books in NJ while Christie is away
Hillary Clinton will be in New Jersey next week on the same day that Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa.
Barr Files For Congress
Republican Andy Barr puts his name in the Congressional hat. Video Video
Candidates in Place for Comer's Seat
Both parties have chosen candidates for the special election that will fill James Comer's House seat. Video Video
Obama's low approval rating hints at possible trouble for Dems
President Obama has notched the worst job approval rating of his presidency -- which signals that trouble may be brewing for the Democratic party in this year's critical midterm elections, according to a new survey.
Republicans praise court rulings on Obama appointments
In a unanimous ruling, the justices on Wednesday said Obama exceeded his authority when he made recess appointments in 2012 to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board that required Senate confirmation.
Dems, GOP press Obama to withdraw ambassador pick
House Democrats and Republicans are pressing President Obama to withdraw his nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. In a letter last week and a statement on Friday, lawmakers called George Tsunis unqualified for the post. 
Candidates Picked For 13th District Senate Race
A December special election will have three candidates, not two.
Danville Businesses Prepared For VP Debate Crowds
Shop owners in downtown Danville said they've prepared in different ways for the crowds they hope will filter downtown during the vice presidential debate. Video Video
California city is latest immigration flashpoint
When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of immigrants to leave Murrieta this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate.
Biden's wife on week-long tour of three African countries
Jill Biden, the wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, has embarked on a tour of three African countries -- where she will highlight female empowerment, education and leadership.
HS Students From Memphis Travel To Danville For Debate
The only students in the country invited to the debate travelled from Memphis
Beshear Appoints Tax Code Commission
Governor Beshear will appoint a panel that will examine ways to improve Kentucky's tax code. Video Video
Wendell Ford Campaigns In Lexington For Ben Chandler
The Former Kentucky Governor and U.S. Senator visted Lexington, and shared what he misses the most about politics with us Video Video
Grimes Tops McConnell In Fundraising Since July
New numbers show Alison Lundergan Grimes outraised Senator Mitch McConnell from July to September, but McConnell still has a sizeable war chest.
Rand Paul for Vice President?
Rand Paul says he hasn't considered being the GOP candidate for vice president -- but he's not ruling it out. Video Video
Ben Chandler Has A New Job, Taking Break From Politics
Chandler is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council Video Video
Hillary Clinton: US-Europe must nurture ties
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that Europe and the United States must nurture their ties because "there is no more important force for progress, prosperity and peace than the trans-Atlantic alliance."
Walker Appointed Parks Commissioner
Elaine Walker, Kentucky's current Secretary of State, will serve as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks.
State Officials To Take Office Monday
Winners of November's elections will take office Monday. Video Video
Governor Beshear Discusses Second-Term Agenda
Governor Beshear talked about casinos, jobs, and the budget -- as he sat down with ABC 36's Greg Stotelmyer. Video Video
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