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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:56am
DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. (...)
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Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. (...)
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Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:45am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and the nurse who has defied them. (...)
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Rural vote could be key in Kentucky Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:40am
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's rural areas could hold the key to the state's closely watched U.S. Senate race. (...)
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Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:32am
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas military prison — and is forcefully vowing to stop it — as he taps into the potential fears of voters during the closing days of a tight re-election campaign. (...)
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Justice Dept watchdog faults agency grenade probe

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog said in a harshly critical report Thursday. (...)
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Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:35am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's remark at a private, all-male dinner about mainly helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said Thursday. (...)
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Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. (...)
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:27am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. (...)
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GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. (...)
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:27am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. (...)
Categories: Politics

GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. (...)
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Same-party races challenge California incumbents

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now. (...)
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How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:40am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. (...)
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GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that remains stalled in Congress are calling on President Barack Obama not to use executive action to shield millions of people from deportation. (...)
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GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that remains stalled in Congress are calling on President Barack Obama not to use executive action to shield millions of people from deportation. (...)
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Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. And Roberts is vowing to stop it, if re-elected. (...)
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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama in Rhode Island: 'Get it done' for Raimondo

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged voters to "get it done" for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, saying Thursday that the race is close and she needs every last vote. (...)
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Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:13am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's remark at a private, all-male dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said Thursday. (...)
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