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Baker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:57am
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker insists his emotional account of a New Bedford fisherman who regretted forcing his sons into the struggling industry was a true story, though he acknowledges that he got some of the details wrong. (...)
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US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms. (...)
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Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members. (...)
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Democrats in tight New England governor races

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:24am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:58am
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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Democrats in tight New England governor races

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:51am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
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Fish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:56am
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman. (...)
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Democrats in tight New England governor races

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:56am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
Categories: Politics

Democrats in tight New England governor races

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:59am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. (...)
Categories: Politics

Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:56am
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." (...)
Categories: Politics

US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:34am
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. (...)
Categories: Politics

Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:29am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:57am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:45am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:03am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:58am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:55am
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:54am
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

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

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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