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  • Grimes turns to Bill Clinton as she battles McConnell in Kentucky

    21 October 2014, 9:38 pm

    En route to his 1992 victory, Bill Clinton held one last campaign stop in Kentucky - at the time a bellwether state in presidential contests. In an acknowledgment of how the state has turned against national Democrats, the former president came here Tuesday…
  • Battles rage in Oregon, Colorado over genetically modified foods

    21 October 2014, 7:03 pm

    Voters in two Western states are caught in fierce battles over whether consumers will know what is deep inside their food.
  • Hillary Clinton makes pitch to Colorado women and Democrats

    21 October 2014, 7:01 pm

    Weighing in on behalf of a trio of Colorado Democrats locked in fierce midterm contests, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday implored party loyalists to get out the vote in an election for which ballots have already arrived in mailboxes across the state.
  • Bears are on the ballot in Maine as hunting methods are debated

    21 October 2014, 5:10 pm

    It has been a big year for bears in the news, especially in Maine, where voters on Nov. 4 face a question that has bedeviled other bear-heavy states: how to keep the species’ population at bay in the face of pressure from animal rights groups lobbying to ban…
  • Partisans segregate themselves in separate news universes, study finds

    21 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Die-hard liberals and down-the-line conservatives have segregated themselves into strikingly different news universes, relying on sources of information that often reinforce their views and discussing politics mostly with others of like minds, according to an…
  • 'Ebola czar' brings decades of Washington experience

    17 October 2014, 5:08 pm

    The man tapped to be the country’s “Ebola czar” is a veteran Washington advisor and Democratic strategist who will oversee a multi-agency response to the outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. cases, the White House announced Friday.
  • Obama's credit card was recently declined at dinner with first lady

    17 October 2014, 3:23 pm

    The commander-in-chief says he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with First Lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Ebola scare is the latest issue to cloud midterm election debate

    17 October 2014, 2:49 pm

    Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their closing…
  • Race for Florida governor hit by fan interference

    16 October 2014, 7:14 pm

    Florida, the state of the hanging chad, once again has something new for the political world — a race for governor that may be determined by fan interference.
  • Record number of Latinos eligible to vote, but midterm clout limited

    16 October 2014, 3:17 pm

    A record number of Latinos are eligible to vote this year, but despite the rising numbers, Latino political clout will be sharply limited in the upcoming midterm election, according to a detailed new study.

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