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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat. (Associated Press)

Democratic lawmakers press for details of Obama's war plan

Democratic lawmakers rallied Thursday behind President Obama's strategy to destroy the terrorist army known as Islamic State, but also pressed for more details that would better assure them the plan will succeed. Published September 11, 2014

** FILE ** Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during the government and industry lunch, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, during the second day of Penn State's annual Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs near State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

Pennsylvania's GOP governor sinking fast in re-election bid: poll

Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has a commanding 24-point lead over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in a new poll released Thursday, beating the incumbent on every issue with likely voters with just eight weeks until the election. Published September 11, 2014

**FILE** A line of cars wait to enter the United States from Canada in Blaine, Wash., on July 21, 2009. (Associated Press)

American fined $5,000 for border jump with bike

U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday. Published September 10, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Shelley Moore Capito as speaks at Tamarack during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., on Aug. 19, 2014. Looking on are Sen. Evan Jenkins and Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Associated Press)

NRA enters West Virginia's U.S. Senate race

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito picked up a National Rifle Association endorsement in the race for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, the gun rights group announced Wednesday. Published September 10, 2014

Tourists visit the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

More bad news for Senate Democrats: GOP favored in key regions

Voters in key regions want Republicans to win control of the U.S. Senate, making it that much harder in an already tough year for Democrats to hold onto their thin majority in the upper chamber, said a new poll released Wednesday. Published September 10, 2014

**FILE** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Sept. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

Welfare recipients can use debit cards for marijuana

Welfare recipients can't use their EBT cards at liquor stores but they can at marijuana dispensaries in states such as Colorado that have legalized pot, Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed Tuesday. Published September 9, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Jan Schakowsky. (Associated Press)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky discounts threat from Islamic State

After a classified briefing by CIA officials, House Intelligence Committee member Jan Schakowsky said Tuesday that the terrorist army known as the Islamic State is not an "immediate critical" threat to the U.S. homeland. Published September 9, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden (Associated Press) **FILE**

Joe Biden: Ravens 'did the right thing' in cutting Ray Rice

Vice President Joseph R. Biden is applauding the Baltimore Ravens' decision to fire Ray Rice, saying the team "did the right thing" after video surfaced Monday of the running back punching his wife and knocking her out. Published September 9, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Bruce Braley, Iowa Democratic Senate candidate, is seen here on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18, 2014. (Associated Press)

Bruce Braley surges ahead in Iowa Senate race: poll

Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has broken into the lead of the U.S. Senate race in Iowa with a 4 percentage point lead over Republican candidate Joni Ernst, found a new poll released Monday. Published September 8, 2014