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WASHINGTON - A Democratic women's group is warning voters that a Republican takeover of Congress would mean "a dangerous world." EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock on Thursday told a Washington audience that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would be scrapped and Social Security would be at risk if Democrats lose their majority in the House.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato said Wednesday he doubts lawmakers will agree on the terms for a new tax on natural gas drilling this year, meaning the politically contentious issue would be handed off to the next governor and Legislature.

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration must update its scientific tools for reviewing prescription drugs, medical devices and tracking food safety, according to a research plan laid out Wednesday by agency leadership.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With major contributions from the oil industry, supporters of a ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law reported a fundraising tally Tuesday of more than $5.2 million in the past three months.

CROMWELL, Conn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman on Monday blamed exhaustion in Congress from efforts to pass health care legislation and midterm politics for the Senate's failure to approve an energy bill capping greenhouse gases.
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