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  • Christie downplays Cotton's Sandy aid opposition

    31 October 2014, 1:58 pm

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is downplaying an Arkansas U.S. Senate candidate's vote opposing legislation aimed at helping victims of Superstorm Sandy while campaigning for him. Christie campaigned for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton in…
  • Absentee voting up in Wisconsin from 4 years ago

    31 October 2014, 1:44 pm by: TODD RICHMOND

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke have been saying for weeks that turnout will be the key to victory in Tuesday's election. The number of absentee ballots cast so far is up from four years ago, but which…
  • Ohio lawmaker convicted of campaign violations

    31 October 2014, 1:37 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Cleveland state lawmaker has been convicted of two misdemeanor charges related to the purchase and re-sale of season Ohio State football tickets. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams, a candidate for state Senate, pleaded no contest…
  • Obama set to make 64-year history in worst midterm loss category

    31 October 2014, 12:25 pm by: Cheryl K. Chumley

    Chalk up another title to President Obama's legacy — the White House executive who's about to oversee the worst successive midterm elections losses in 64 years. The Democrats under Mr. Obama lost 63 House seats in 2010. And now, they're poised to lose up to…
  • Obama makes last-minute election pitch to women

    31 October 2014, 12:08 pm by: Ben Wolfgang

    With just four days until voters head to the polls and with his party facing the prospect of significant losses, President Obama on Friday made a last-minute pitch to women by again pushing new equal-pay laws and a hike in the minimum wage. Speaking at Rhode…
  • Mary Landrieu: South 'has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans'

    31 October 2014, 11:57 am by: David Sherfinski

    Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting slammed by Republicans for linking President Obama's difficulty in Louisiana to his race. Ms. Landrieu told NBC's Chuck Todd one of the main reasons Mr. Obama is having a hard time in the state is because of his energy…
  • Christie visits Arkansas to tout GOP candidates

    31 October 2014, 11:51 am by: ANDREW DeMILLO

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie touted the Republican Party's nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in Arkansas on Friday, as the GOP tries to build on its recent gains in a state that had been a Democratic holdout in the South.…
  • Gov. Scott distances himself from state scandals

    31 October 2014, 11:22 am by: GARY FINEOUT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state's economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State. But in an election campaign with Democrat…
  • N.Y. Democrats bully reluctant voters: We'll be 'reviewing voting records'

    31 October 2014, 11:11 am by: Cheryl K. Chumley

    The New York State Democratic Committee issued a thinly veiled warning to fellow party members, saying bluntly that those who don't vote in Tuesday's elections will be outed. "Who you vote for is your secret," the committee said in a letter to voters, the New…
  • Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

    31 October 2014, 11:03 am

    BANGKOK (AP) - Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released…
  • Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

    31 October 2014, 10:58 am by: The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges. Publication of…
  • Arrest warrant issued for Arkansas housing chief

    31 October 2014, 10:51 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency's executive director over claims he didn't provide documents requested by an Arkansas newspaper. District Judge Alice Lightle signed the warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, the…
  • Bill O'Reilly: White Republicans are 'afraid of black Americans'

    31 October 2014, 10:12 am by: Cheryl K. Chumley

    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said in a back-and-forth televised discussion with fellow talk show host Tavis Smiley that Republicans by and large are afraid to reach out to the black community because they don't want to be labeled racist. Mr. Smiley said…
  • Federal agents rescue immigrant lost in desert

    31 October 2014, 9:51 am

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) - Border Patrol agents rescued a man who got lost in the southwestern New Mexico desert after crossing the border illegally from Mexico. The Border Patrol says the rescue was performed Wednesday after Luna County authorities received a 911…
  • Joined by Michelle Nunn, Dikembe Mutombo votes early in Georgia

    31 October 2014, 9:33 am by: David Sherfinski

    Democrat Michelle Nunn, running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, joined NBA legend and erstwhile Atlanta Hawk Dikembe Mutombo as he voted early on Thursday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mr. Mutombo did not bring out his signature finger-wag after…
  • Political stimulus: Groups spending up to $100,000 on last-minute ad buys

    31 October 2014, 8:52 am by: David Sherfinski

    They might not get much sympathy from voters who have grown weary from saturated airwaves, but political ad buyers are discovering a tough landscape as they try to find precious air space to get their message out in the final days before Nov. 4. Senate…
  • The Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen Senate debate briefly morphs into geography bee

    31 October 2014, 8:18 am by: David Sherfinski

    The debate Thursday evening between incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire veered off into a brief geography tutorial when Mr. Brown talked about the challenges facing Sullivan County. Mr. Brown, who used to…
  • Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama hit by hecklers at separate speeches

    31 October 2014, 7:57 am by: Cheryl K. Chumley

    First Hillary Clinton, then Michelle Obama. Both of the Democratic Party's leading ladies were heckled while giving speeches at separate campaign events this week — not a good sign in the lead-up to an Election Day that's already expected to go Republican.…
  • Mitt Romney leads wide-open GOP field in Iowa for 2016

    31 October 2014, 7:54 am by: David Sherfinski

    Mitt Romney has said repeatedly he's not running for president again, but if he were to throw his hat in for a third presidential run, a new poll said he's well-positioned for a solid start. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee…
  • Iowa Senate race deadlocked days out from Nov. 4: poll

    31 October 2014, 7:29 am by: David Sherfinski

    A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows the high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Iowa between GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a dead heat just days out from Election Day. Ms. Ernst and Mr. Braley are tied at 45 percent in the race to ...

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