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New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key returned for a third term in office on Saturday with an emphatic victory in the general elections. The ruling National party won 48.1 percent of the vote, winning 61 of 121 parliamentary seats, up from 59 it won last term. The main opposition Labour Party managed...

img2-091914.jpg A trio of Democratic senators has introduced new legislation that would revoke a tax-exemption for the National Football League if it continues to promote the Washington Redskins name.

Obama1-091914.jpg President Barack Obama delivered a statement Thursday evening thanking members of Congress for voting to approve legislation granting the U.S. military the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.

Addressing a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the US administration to provide more assistance, including military equipment, to help his government in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, east of the country. Stressing that...

markudall-091814.jpg Incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., trails his Republican challenger in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with more than a third of likely voters describing their U.S. Senate vote as a vote against President Barack Obama.

UScapitol-091814.jpg A bipartisan coalition in the House voted Wednesday evening to approve a measure providing the U.S. military with the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. The House voted 273 to 156 in favor of the measure, which was attached to a larger spending bill to temporarily fund the government.

Obama1-091714.jpg President Barack Obama sought to emphasize in remarks on Wednesday that the American forces being deployed as part of the fight against the terrorist group ISIS will not have a combat mission.

joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

OBAMA1-110310_16Sep14.jpg President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday to outline steps the U.S. will take to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UScapitol-091614.jpg Senate Republicans once again voted Monday to block a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the national gender wage gap. The Senate voted 52 to 40 in favor of limiting debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, falling well short of the 60 votes required.

OBAMA3-090310_15Sep14.jpg While most Americans support President Barack Obama's decision to take action against the terrorist group ISIS, the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll found that the vast majority lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals.

Jeanne-Brown-091514.jpg In a race that could potentially play a big role in determining which party controls the Senate, the results of a CNN/ORC International poll showed incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Scott Brown.

Hillaryclinton-091214.jpg Hillary Clinton has still not officially announced whether she intends to run for president in 2016, but the results of a new CNN/ORC poll show the former Secretary of State with a huge lead in the potentially pivotal state of Iowa.

Obama-putin-091214.jpg Despite the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew determined that persons operating within Russia's defense and related materiel sector may now be subject to targeted sanctions.

Capitol-money-091114.jpg Senate Republicans blocked a constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups on Thursday, arguing that the proposal would limit free speech. The Senate voted 54 to 42 in favor of limiting debate on the proposed amendment, falling short of the sixty votes needed.