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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:43am
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. (...)
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Palin backs independent candidate for governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:40am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor. (...)
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Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. (...)
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Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:46am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party is scrambling to revise an ad accusing Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate. (...)
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Races for governor carry 2016 implications

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races. (...)
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US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. (...)
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Family of abused boy says GOP plans to change ad

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:16am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death exposed failings in Minnesota's child protection services says the state Republican Party intends to remove references to the case in a political ad criticizing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. (...)
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Races for governor carry 2016 implications

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans looking for early clues to the 2016 elections might find some in this year's governor races. (...)
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US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. (...)
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Family of abused boy wants GOP ads pulled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:55am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death has spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding that the state Republican Party take down a new television ad that uses the case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. (...)
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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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White House fence jumper charged with assault

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. (...)
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Family of abused boy wants GOP ad pulled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:28am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding the removal of a Republican television ad that uses her grandson's case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. (...)
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GOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday. (...)
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Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:08am
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide. (...)
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White House fence jumper charged with assault

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. (...)
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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:54am
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. (...)
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