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  • 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 …


  • Editorial: In good race for attorney general, we back Dunn

    Two men who sit side-by-side on the King County Council are running against each other for the office of Washington attorney general. Both have extensive histories in the law, both …


  • Romney works to paint bid as candidacy on the rise

    MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday rallied thousands of supporters at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, casting his bid as a candidacy on the upswing …


  • 4th bankruptcy in Perry’s tech fund adds to losses

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry’s signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy, pushing the total losses in …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Editorial: Amy Biviano best choice for voters in 4th District

    If there were a political version of the TV show “Fear Factor,” Republican Rep. Matt Shea would make an excellent host. Fear of U.S. currency. Fear of the Federal Bureau …


  • Social nets grab ‘horses and bayonets’ debate line

    President Barack Obama countered Mitt Romney’s Big Bird and binders on Monday night with horses, bayonets and Battleship. Who won? The Internet, of course. Obama’s broadside reply to Romney’s shot …


  • FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

    HONOLULU (AP) — A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet …


  • Wyoming Democrat wages lonely congressional fight

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Chris Henrichsen’s hopeful knocking on doors only disturbed the afternoon naps of dogs in a previously quiet Casper neighborhood. Then he finally hit pay dirt: Someone …


  • McGovern’s political career only part of legacy

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern never slowed down, never stopped working — not even after losing the 1972 presidential race in a historic landslide that would have politically …


  • San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The new media barons of America’s eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative …


  • Rev Jackson says son going to Mayo for checkup

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has given no hint of when he’ll return to work four months after taking medical leave, will head back to the …


  • George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was …


  • McGovern an unwavering, often unrequited, liberal

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a …


  • Obama, Romney cram foreign policy for last debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning. Monday’s …


  • Romney ups criticism of Obama’s second-term plans

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into the campaign’s final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama’s plans for a second term, accusing …


  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that …


  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama on Friday for describing response to the deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal” and said the …


  • Ryan says Obama stonewalling on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, responding to President Barack Obama’s description of the response to a deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal,” on Friday accused …


  • After a few laughs, Romney, Obama back to the fray

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are returning to the sometimes-nasty rhetoric of a close presidential campaign after a brief truce, renewing their focus …


  • Mielke puts self on shaky ethical ground

    Does Todd Mielke understand conflict of interest? Does he understand and value the proposition that elected officials should operate on behalf of the public and not their personal interests? And, …


  • Obama: Romney ‘whiffed’ on tax cut explanation

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney can’t explain his plan for a $5 trillion tax cut. Addressing a rally in New Hampshire, Obama said his Republican …


  • Editorial: Mielke has best policies to help lead county panel

    The race for Spokane County Commission has gotten bogged down in political muck. Let’s wipe that away first. Incumbent Todd Mielke, a Republican, tried to get Democrat opponent John Roskelley …


  • LA County assessor arrested in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …


  • Editorial: McMorris Rodgers still best choice for Congress

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is seeking a fifth term as 5th Congressional District congresswoman, her path impeded by Rich Cowan, former owner of the region’s largest movie company, North …

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