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Biden to speak at liberal Netroots Nation
Vice President Joe Biden will mingle with liberal activists next week at the Netroots Nation convention.
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.
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. 
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.
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."
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.
Candidates Picked For 13th District Senate Race
A December special election will have three candidates, not two.
IRS chief refuses to apologize for agency's lost emails
A defiant head of the Internal Revenue Service on Friday refused to apologize for lost emails that might have helped shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups.
Chicago mayor, billionaire clash over TRUMP sign
The installation of 20-foot-tall letters, which spell out T-R-U-M-P on the side of the real estate billionaire's skyscraper in central Chicago, has triggered a war of words between the developer and the mayor of a city that takes its architecture seriously.
White House says Obama remains in excellent health
The White House on Thursday said that President Obama is in excellent health and will stay that way for the rest of his time in office -- thanks to a healthy lifestyle that includes nutrition and regular exercise.
Prosecutors say Wisconsin governor part of criminal scheme
Newly released documents show that prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.
Benghazi means different things in US politics
To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it as the hollow sound of pointless investigations. And it's been a political rallying cry since before President Obama's re-election in 2012.
Barr Files For Congress
Republican Andy Barr puts his name in the Congressional hat. Video Video
Walker Appointed Parks Commissioner
Elaine Walker, Kentucky's current Secretary of State, will serve as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks.
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
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
State Officials To Take Office Monday
Winners of November's elections will take office Monday. Video Video
HS Students From Memphis Travel To Danville For Debate
The only students in the country invited to the debate travelled from Memphis
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
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
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