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Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. And Roberts is vowing to stop it, if re-elected. (...)
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Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
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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Obama in Rhode Island: 'Get it done' for Raimondo

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:22am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged voters to "get it done" for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, saying Thursday that the race is close and she needs every last vote. (...)
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Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:13am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's remark at a private, all-male dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said Thursday. (...)
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Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:12am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama greets listeners with the Navajo word "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. (...)
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Obama in Rhode Island: 'Get it done' for Raimondo

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:10am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is urging Rhode Island voters to "get it done" for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, saying the race is incredibly close and she needs every last vote. (...)
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Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group. (...)
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Same-party races challenge California incumbents

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now. (...)
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Democratic areas win more transportation grants

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found. (...)
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Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor in Maine on Thursday, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states. (...)
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Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:26am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's campaign says a remark he made at a private dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context. (...)
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Justice Dept. watchdog faults agency grenade probe

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog said in a harshly critical report Thursday. (...)
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