GOP Targets Black Friday Shoppers in Key 2014 States

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d1d6beec63.jpgSini?a Bota?/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Attention shoppers: You may be getting more than a deal when you go bargain hunting on Black Friday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is launching an online and grassroots ad campaign on Tuesday, targeting shoppers in states with critical 2014 Senate elections. Customers out looking for deals may have more than just a leaflet featuring a discount television set on their windshield.

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Obama Preparing for Senate Debate on More Iran Sanctions

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_ac37cd3223.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has a few weeks to build congressional support for the deal to temporarily freeze Iran's nuclear program amid grumblings from some lawmakers that the agreement with six super powers isn't strong enough to be effective. Congress has adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday until Dec. 9, at which time the Senate will debate possibly slapping even tougher sanctions on Tehran.

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Filibuster Reform’s Biggest Winners

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8112f95d6a.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The landmark Senate vote to effectively eliminate the filibuster of presidential nominees opens the door to a wave of likely confirmations for President Obama. Gone are the days when 60 votes are needed to move ahead on a nominee.  Now, a simple majority of 51 votes is all it takes for confirmation.

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Virginia Braces for Recount of Attorney General Race

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_5ce29c2723.jpgchelovek/Thinkstock (RICHMOND, Va.) -- It could be a while before Virginians know who their new state attorney general is. Out of some 2.2 million votes cast on Nov. 5, Democrat Mark Herring's purported margin of victory over Republican Mark Obenshain is 165 votes. The lead was certified Monday by the Virginia State Board of Elections and Obenshain now has nine days to decide whether he wants a recount.

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House Committee Calls for Briefing on Kentucky Refugee Terrorists

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_977cfbea49.jpgFBI (WASHINGTON) -- The House Homeland Security Committee has called for U.S. officials to explain how two al Qaeda-affiliated operatives were resettled by a refugee program in Kentucky in 2009 and what has been done since to keep other potentially deadly terrorists from slipping into America's heartland.

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