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Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday mounted an effort to thwart states' attempts to clamp down on abortion rights.

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Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

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Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
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Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.
Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

Wisconsin elects openly gay U.S. senator

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin voters made history in electing Tammy Baldwin the first woman and the first openly gay politician to the U.S. Senate.
Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

Poll: Obama, Baldwin lead in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A poll of Wisconsin voters indicates President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney 51 percent to 45 percent in the state.

Obama loses edge over Romney in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are virtually tied in the swing state of Wisconsin, a Marquette University Law School presidential poll indicated Wednesday.

Ex-Gov. Thompson son makes birther remark

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jason Thompson, son of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, was heard on video suggesting that voters could send President Obama "back to Chicago or Kenya."
Control of the U.S. Senate a toss-up

Control of the U.S. Senate a toss-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Control of the U.S. Senate is going to be a close call with candidates' war chests playing a key role, a review of the year-end fundraising reports indicated.
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