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Donors give national GOP $8.1M in early October

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party took out a $5 million line of credit to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races. (...)
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First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:10am
DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday became the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country. (...)
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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:05am
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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Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has canceled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa. (...)
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Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. (...)
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Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:41am
HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Democrats in northeast Minnesota's Iron Range to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. (...)
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US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's chief nuclear negotiator believes that some U.S. allies and members of Congress don't want diplomacy with Iran to succeed. (...)
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Jeb Bush campaigns with Gov. Haley in S. Carolina

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:39am
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she would never be leading South Carolina without former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's help. (...)
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US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015. (...)
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First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:31am
DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday became the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country. (...)
Categories: Politics

Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:10am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has cancelled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa. (...)
Categories: Politics

Biden stumps in north Minnesota for Democrat Nolan

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:09am
HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Democrats in northeast Minnesota's Iron Range to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. (...)
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White House fence jumper held without bond

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. (...)
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First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:44am
DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country. (...)
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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:41am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide to receive a share of more than $352 million in grants and loans for upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems. (...)
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Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
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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Obama fundraises for Dems at Sen. Rockefeller home

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for Democrats at the sprawling Washington home of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. (...)
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'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:38am
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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Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, members of Congress announced Thursday, 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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