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  • Vestal: Judge a champion of campaign transparency

    It’s too bad that the time most ripe for optimism and enthusiasm regarding democracy and citizenship – elections – is so persistently darkened by cynicism. It’s too bad, but not …


  • Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election …


  • Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first …


  • Obama visits Red Cross, warns storm is not over

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning the public that the massive storm that struck the East Coast “is not yet over.” The president says there are still risks …


  • Obama aims to project leadership as storm hits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama the candidate stepped aside Monday so the commander in chief could take over. In the waning days of his re-election bid, the president scrapped …


  • AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the Romney campaign

    After waking up in Tampa, Fla., Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walked down a hotel hallway carrying his own bags as he prepared to leave one swing state behind and …


  • No high court action on voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • Out & About: Habitat reason cited for ‘no’ on HJR 2aa

    OUTVOTE – Groups opposed to the use of traps have been the most vocal opposition to the proposed Idaho constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would add protections to …


  • Obama cancels campaign events to monitor storm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is canceling campaign appearances in Northern Virginia on Monday and Colorado on Tuesday so he can monitor Hurricane Sandy. The …


  • Rubio’s daughter in fair condition after accident

    LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. (AP) — The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in fair condition Saturday evening at Miami Children’s Hospital after she was airlifted there following a …


  • Obama gets storm update before campaigning in NH

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama had a conference call Saturday to discuss Hurricane Sandy with the Homeland Security secretary, the head of the Federal Emergency …


  • Obama, Romney campaign with eye on storm forecast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye on the weather forecast, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are launching a 10-day sprint to the finish line in a contest increasingly …


  • Sen. Reid leaves hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, …


  • Sen. Reid clear for release after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, his …


  • Sen. Reid in good condition after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in good condition after an apparent rear-end crash on an interstate through Las Vegas. University Medical …


  • Sen. Reid taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troopers say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taken to the hospital after what appears to be a rear-end crash on an interstate through Las …


  • McGovern celebrated as ‘conscience for our nation’

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday for galvanizing the Democratic …


  • S. Dakota bids farewell to former Sen. McGovern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three former Democratic presidential candidates paid personal respects Friday to former Sen. George McGovern, whose 1972 campaign for president galvanized the party’s liberal wing and …


  • Biden: McGovern ‘modern Democratic Party’ father

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — In a stirring tribute Thursday to former Sen. George McGovern, Vice President Joe Biden hailed the one-time presidential nominee as the “father of the modern …


  • Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe …


  • AP-GfK poll: Romney edging out Obama on economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are growing increasingly optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and likely voters trust Republican Mitt Romney slightly more than President Barack Obama to do …


  • Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy

    NEW YORK (AP) — A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press …


  • AP-GfK poll: Romney erases Obama lead among women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK …


  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He told CBS’ “This Morning” he respects fellow …


  • GOP’s Mourdock stands by rape, abortion remark

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock refused to apologize Wednesday for saying that when pregnancy results from rape then that is “something God intended.” State Republicans and …


  • Ind. GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God …


  • Ind. Senate candidate criticized over rape comment

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …


  • Mourdock criticized over rape, pregnancy comments

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …

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