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  • NY lieutenant governor race takes on high profile

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The race for New York lieutenant governor is emerging as the best chance for critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to weaken his grip on power. Columbia University professor Tim Wu is challenging former Buffalo congresswoman Kathy Hochul in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Hochul is...

  • Obama delays immigration action until after elections

    Obama is punting on the polarizing issue in an attempt to insulate Senate Democrats from GOP attacks and preserve control of the upper chamber.

  • Hillary Clinton records robocalls for New York candidate

    The former New York senator and secretary of state has recorded a robocall for Kathy Hochul, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

  • Ex-Im Bank may be saved by the bell

    Though many Republicans disapprove of the Ex-Im Bank, it may get a short-term reauthorization as lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

  • For Obama, silver linings in a GOP Senate?

    If Democrats lose the Senate in November, Republicans will have effectively driven a stake in the rest of President Obama's agenda -- or so goes the conventional wisdom.

  • Judge declines to block Cuomo, Democratic Party

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legal move by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's liberal challenger fell flat Friday while the governor and his running mate announced the support of Hillary Clinton and dozens of other Democrats ahead of next week's primary. A Manhattan judge declined a request by Zephyr...

  • Democrat may sue to get off Kansas ballot

    With incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in serious trouble after a bruising primary, Taylor, a Democrat, tried to drop out of the race to help an independent candidate win.

  • O'Malley to appear with candidates in 3 states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to visit three states this weekend, including Iowa, as he hosts fundraisers for Democratic candidates. O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, is scheduled to be in Illinois on Saturday for a public event with...

  • Hillary Clinton will decide on run for White House by New Year's

    The former secretary of State said she has a "unique vantage point" on the presidency and noted that even if she decides by Jan. 1, she won't necessarily declare her bid officially.

  • Environmental group to spend $25 million on midterms

    The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.

  • Ted Cruz stumps for female candidates

    While his main focus is on helping Republicans win the Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz is also stumping for a number of female candidates in down-ballot races this fall.

  • John Boehner unveils midterms agenda

    It's not quite the Contract with America, but House Speaker John Boehner is preparing to unveil a five-point agenda for the fall elections that includes reforming the tax code and reducing regulations.

  • Fewer town hall meetings held this August

    According to a study by LegiStorm, members of Congress held 588 town hall meetings this August, down from 792 in August of 2013.

  • Key New York Senate Republican faces primary

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York state senator is getting a primary challenge Tuesday. The state Board of Elections on Friday officially lists a Republican primary challenge to Binghamton-area Sen. Thomas Libous from Denver Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports...

  • Crist makes property insurance an election issue

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Charlie Crist said Thursday he successfully reduced rising property insurance rates as governor and will do so again if elected, vowing to repeal a law enacted under Republican Gov. Rick Scott that he said provides weaker coverage at a higher price. It's a...



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