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Clinton Pushes Treatment as Solution to AIDS

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday proposed a new direction for fighting AIDS globally, saying treating the deadly virus can also prevent its spread.

In a speech at the National Institutes of Health, Clinton proposed the most expensive, high-tech approach to fighting the pandemic, along with other tried-and-true methods such as encouraging the use of condoms, according to Reuters.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Public Split on Parties’ Super Committee Ideas

With the super committee scheduled to report its findings to Congress in just two weeks, a new survey finds that slightly more Americans favor a Democratic proposal to pare the deficit with cuts and revenue increases on the wealthy rather than a cuts-only approach.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40pm

Republicans See 2012 Sweep

For conservative commentators concerned that this crop of Republican presidential candidates won’t spur a conservative revolution, think again. The likely Republican nominee—Mitt Romney—might not be in the mold of Ronald Reagan, but 2012 is shaping up to be a year when the GOP is positioned to enact a conservative counteroffensive.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

AP: Ohio Voters Reject Curb on Collective Bargaining Rights

Ohio voters have repealed Senate Bill 5, a controversial measure signed by freshman Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year that curbs collective bargaining rights for public employees. With 19 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Issue 2 -- the ballot referendum to decide the future of SB 5 - rejected, with 63 percent voting no and just 37 percent voting yes. The outcome is major a victory for organized labor and Democratic activists.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Ohio Voters Repeal SB 5

Updated at 10:11 p.m.

Ohio voters have repealed Senate Bill 5, a controversial measure signed by freshman Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year that curbs collective bargaining for public employees. With 19 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Issue 2 -- the ballot referendum to decide the future of SB 5 -- rejected with 63 percent voting no and just 37 percent voting yes. The outcome is major a victory for organized labor and Democratic activists.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Report: Patty Murray's State Staff Holds Retreat at Lobbying Firm

The state staff of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is holding a two-day staff retreat at the offices of Strategies 360, a prominent Seattle lobbying firm, The Seattle Times reports.

Murray is the cochair of the deficit reduction super committee, which is charged with finding billions of dollars in cuts from the federal budget.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Election Night Roundup

In addition to the the governor's races, we're also watching other noteworthy developments across the country on this Election Night. We'll be using this space to provide updates on the important ballot referenda, down-ballot contests and recall/special elections throughout the evening.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Test Broadcast of Government's National Warning System Set for Wednesday

This is a test of the Emergency Alert System – a very special test.

For the first time, the federal government will actually break into programming nationwide to test its emergency communications backbone. At approximately 2:00 pm EST on Wednesday, radio and TV stations will sound a loud tone and an announcement about testing the nationwide emergency alert system.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Reports: HPV Vaccination Could Save Screening Trouble

Widespread vaccination against cervical cancer could reduce the need for burdensome screenings, U.S. and Finnish researchers said on Tuesday.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm

Beshear Wins a Second Term in Kentucky

Updated at 9:25 p.m.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear resoundingly won re-election in Kentucky. With 51 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press has called the race for Beshear, who leads Republican state Senate President David Williams, 58 percent to 32 percent. Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith was pulling in 11 percent of the vote.

"It was a long year," said Williams in a statement. "Richie and I put forward a real plan for real jobs. I remain convinced that while the messenger wasn't popular, the agenda is correct."

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm