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  • NY primary exposes Cuomo's problems with the left

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Incumbent governors with national aspirations, a long list of accomplishments and flush bank accounts typically don't worry about primary challenges, especially one mounted by a little-known professor who moved to the state five years ago. So it was unusual when New York...

  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the...

  • Justice at Stake says $3.1M spent on state Supreme Court primaries

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Millions of dollars are being raised and spent in high court elections all across the county, according to a Thursday Justice at Stake press release. More than $3.1 million has already been spent this year on TV ads in state supreme court primaries and off-cycle...

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year...

  • Rough governor's primary gives hope to Cuomo foes

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party. The governor...

  • NY Gov. Cuomo gets bruising lesson from Teachout

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been served a stinging rebuke by a little-known law professor who claimed a 35 percent showing in New York's Democratic primary, complicating his re-election plans and his possible presidential ambitions. Cuomo ignored Fordham University law professor...

  • Rauner, Quinn go personal in televised appearance

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor's race got personal Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took pointed jabs at each other's character and honesty over issues such as hiring, taxes and finances while sitting side-by-side during a televised editorial session. The nearly...

  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and...

  • Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the events with Democratic donors and...

  • California election boss describes her depression

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's top elections official said she has been fighting what she calls a debilitating battle with depression that has frequently kept her away from her office. Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she has suffered from depression for decades and is now struggling...

  • Abbott says he grieves for Wendy Davis family

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said Saturday in a statement that "the unspeakable pain of losing a...

  • A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres' parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to...

  • 5 takeaways from Chris Christie's Mexico trip

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico was promoted as a chance to foster business ties between that country and his state. The just-concluded trip also gave the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender an opportunity to bolster his foreign policy...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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