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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

4 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm is borrowing $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising as officials see their majority increasingly in peril. (...)
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US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38pm
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say. (...)
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FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:15pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent. (...)
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Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:02pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it. (...)
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Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:55pm
HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged Iron Range Democrats on Thursday to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, saying Republicans don't understand the needs of the middle class. (...)
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Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:32pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of her time as governor. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:47pm
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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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
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Foley doesn't show for latest Connecticut debate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:40pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. (...)
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Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:09pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola and their efforts to help small businesses. (...)
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News Guide: So much cash, FEC struggles to keep up

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political parties and their campaign committees faced a Thursday deadline — their last before Election Day — to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand for the final push toward Nov. 4. (...)
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Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States. (...)
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Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:29pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic 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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Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:20pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown used their second debate this week to again emphasize their differences on health care, immigration, and their efforts to help small businesses. (...)
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US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:18pm
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday. (...)
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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:09pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (...)
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Foley not taking part in latest Connecticut debate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:01pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. (...)
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Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:01pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen again accused her Republican challenger Scott Brown of fear mongering about the Ebola virus Thursday, while he said she is as usual waiting for President Barack Obama's OK before taking a stand. (...)
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GOP outraises Democrats in early October

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance reports filed Thursday. (...)
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Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:39pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (jeen shuh-HEEN') is accusing Republican challenger Scott Brown of fear-mongering about Ebola. He says she's once again waiting for President Barack Obama's OK before taking a stand. (...)
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