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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:07pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's brief trip to Chicago this week gave him a chance to rally voters in one of the few places where he's still popular enough to help his party. (...)
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Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:40pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday. (...)
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Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:06pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday. (...)
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Eastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:56pm
GRAYS KNOB, Ky. (AP) — Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother. (...)
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Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:24pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday. (...)
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Gardner outraises Udall as voting begins

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:13pm
DENVER (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner is outraising Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and has more than triple the incumbent's cash on hand in the final days of the campaign, according to reports from both sides of the race. (...)
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Ross, Hutchinson get final digs in on tax cuts

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:59pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Monday night as the two ex-congressmen running for Arkansas governor squared off in their fourth and final televised debate. (...)
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Kansas governor, challenger discuss gay marriage

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:54pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts. (...)
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Ross, Hutchinson get final digs in on tax cuts

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:13pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are dueling over their competing tax cut plans and over who has the best record of working with both parties in their final televised debate in the Arkansas governor's race. (...)
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Kansas governor, challenger discuss gay marriage

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:01pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed during a debate to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. (...)
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Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:39pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2.3 million Americans already have cast ballots for the November midterm elections, with both Republicans and Democrats saying the early votes are helping sway the election their way. (...)
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Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:54pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2.3 million voters have already cast ballots for the November midterm elections, and both Republicans and Democrats are claiming the early voting numbers work to their advantage. (...)
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Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:53pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. (...)
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Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:41pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office. (...)
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Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available. (...)
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Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:20am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate's most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period. (...)
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Prosecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:11am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office. (...)
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News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began. (...)
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Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available. (...)
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H.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:36am
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat. (...)
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