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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 55 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal." (...)
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US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms. (...)
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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 22 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal." (...)
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Obama plugs policies for women before midterms

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 54 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama says policies that ease financial and other burdens on women will help make the economy stronger overall. (...)
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TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 6 min ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. (...)
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AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 48 min ago
PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state. (...)
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Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges. (...)
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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 56 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. (...)
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Obama urges Snyder's defeat despite common ground

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 57 min ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies. (...)
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Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:39pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term. (...)
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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:39pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet. (...)
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TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:36pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. (...)
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Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:34pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch. (...)
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Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. (...)
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AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:13pm
PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state. (...)
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Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:12pm
DENVER (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows voters aren't very interested in traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage as Election Day approaches. (...)
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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:03pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet. (...)
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Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:25pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. (...)
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Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:24pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout. (...)
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Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:45pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid. (...)
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