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  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints...

  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term,...

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With...

  • Scott to begin two-week bus tour on tax proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is beginning a two-week, 28-city campaign bus tour to promote proposed tax cuts as part of his re-election campaign. The tour begins Monday. Scott announced the tax cut proposals last week. It includes the eventual elimination of the corporate...

  • Six signs Hillary Clinton is running

    Hillary Clinton hasn't announced a run officially, but her actions have pretty much confirmed what most people already thought.

  • How Democrats came to like Charlie Crist

    Democrats haven't won the governor's mansion in twenty years, but the DNC believes that Charlie Crist can change that.

  • Would black voter turnout matter in key Senate races?

    The fact that Democratic Party strategists are pitching their efforts to maximize black turnout carries a whiff of desperation.

  • Warner: Obama's 'no strategy' remark was 'a very unfortunate choice of words'

    "ISIS is an extreme threat," said the Virginia Democrat, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee. "I think we need to leave all options on the table."

  • At a town hall, a Democrat faces some heat but no fire

    Some vulnerable Democrats running for re-election have calculated that, in this election cycle, the risks of the unscripted format outweigh the benefits. 

  • Rauner vow revives governor's mansion question

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state's Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area candidate's promise to make his home there has revived the question of just how important it is for the state. Wealthy Republican...

  • Obama's foreign policy under fire: Is it in 'freefall'?

    The reviews of the president's foreign policy strategy are in â€" and they're not positive. 

  • In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grass-roots fire that is sweeping this country." The tea party-backed Texan's rousing...



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