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Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:28pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. (...)
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AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:13pm
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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Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:12pm
DENVER (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows voters aren't very interested in traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage as Election Day approaches. (...)
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Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:03pm
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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Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:25pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. (...)
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Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:24pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout. (...)
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Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:45pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid. (...)
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Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:38pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested that President Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. (...)
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Colorado House candidates debate in Spanish

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:18pm
DENVER (AP) — Candidates for one of the top congressional races in the country debated in Spanish on Thursday as they compete for a district with a growing Hispanic population. (...)
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:45pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. (...)
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Obama speaks to Myanmar's political leaders

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders. (...)
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2 Anglo Colorado candidates hold Spanish debate

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:12pm
DENVER (AP) — Two candidates who want to represent Colorado's 6th Congressional District are facing off in a historic Spanish-language debate. (...)
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Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:01pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them. (...)
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Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:24pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas military prison — and is forcefully vowing to stop it — as he taps into the potential fears of voters during the closing days of a tight re-election campaign. (...)
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Roberts' primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:12pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts gained a somewhat reluctant endorsement Thursday from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf, who urged Kansans to vote for the long-time incumbent despite their misgivings. (...)
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:22am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. (...)
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Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:20am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and the nurse who has defied them. (...)
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Rural vote could be key in Kentucky Senate race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:57am
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Mitch McConnell knocked off an incumbent Democrat in a close race in 1984 to win his Senate seat, he did so because of voters in the cities of Louisville and Lexington. (...)
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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:56am
DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. (...)
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Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. (...)
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