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House Democrats on defense in Nevada

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time in Las Vegas to help a first-term incumbent who wasn't considered vulnerable just two weeks ago. (...)
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US official: Auto safety agency under review

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official says the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls is being reviewed. (...)
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Senate candidate Weiland keeps at populist message

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:39am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson announced he wouldn't seek re-election — putting a seat in conservative-leaning South Dakota in play — national Democrats had a few candidates in mind to replace him. (...)
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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:26am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton tried to energize fellow Democrats Friday in Milwaukee, where strong turnout could be a deciding factor in a close governor's race between Mary Burke and Republican incumbent Scott Walker. (...)
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US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday. (...)
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Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:13am
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states. (...)
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GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. (...)
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US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday. (...)
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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:34am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton rallied fellow Democrats in Wisconsin on Friday, saying the nation is watching the state and voters shouldn't have a hard choice in choosing a governor when they compare the state's economic recovery to that of the U.S. as a whole. (...)
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Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday. (...)
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US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday. (...)
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Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:10am
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states. (...)
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Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday. (...)
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US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. (...)
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US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he does not know whether they have done so. (...)
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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:36am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin "should not be a hard choice." (...)
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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum. (...)
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US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday. (...)
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US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. (...)
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US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration this week refused requests from Israel's defense minister to meet top national security aides, aiming to show displeasure with negative comments he made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts. (...)
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