U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election
When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday's congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes ...

U.S. investigator of Colombia scandal quits over prostitution case: NYT

U.S. investigator of Colombia scandal quits over prostitution case: NYT
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who ran an investigation of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in 2012 resigned after he was suspected of visiting a prostitute in Florida, the New York Times reported.Investigator ...

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortion

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortion
The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a state law that restricts medication abortion, the non-surgical interruption of a pregnancy using drugs, saying it was constitutional.The state's highest court said three of its five members concluded the restrictions ...

Pennsylvania governor narrows gap but trails in re-election bid: poll

Pennsylvania governor narrows gap but trails in re-election bid: poll
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is closing in but still trails his Democratic challenger among likely voters in next week's gubernatorial election, a poll showed on Wednesday.Democrat Tom Wolf leads 53 to 40 percent over the Republican incumbent, according to ...

Obama campaigns in Wisconsin against ideological foe

Obama campaigns in Wisconsin against ideological foe
President Barack Obama brought his weight on Tuesday to a close Wisconsin governor's race that pits Democratic policies on equal pay and union rights against a Republican vision of smaller government from a potential 2016 presidential contender.Obama, who has ...

U.S. Senate control could be mixed blessing for Republican 2016 hopefuls

U.S. Senate control could be mixed blessing for Republican 2016 hopefuls
For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of the U.S. Senate could be a blessing and a curse.If Republicans win a Senate majority in the Nov. 4 elections, the party's new governing responsibilities may force potential 2016 presidential ...