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  • Editorial: McKenna will bring pragmatism to top office

    The race for governor pits two candidates with deep resumes, but only one of them has a sharp enough scythe to cut through the thorny thicket ahead. Attorney General Rob …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police are reviewing video footage from city surveillance cameras after a shot was fired through the window of President Barack Obama’s campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel …


  • Obama trumpets rebound of US auto industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing the rebound of the U.S. auto industry, pointing to progress since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler. Obama says in his …


  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices as campaign issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in …


  • Editorial: Finkbeiner right choice for lieutenant governor

    Races for lieutenant governor seldom make voter radar screens. That should not be the case this year. Bill Finkbeiner is running a lively campaign against Brad Owen, who has held …


  • Shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama’s Denver campaign office. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after passing out

    MIAMI (AP) — In the latest embarrassing spectacle for the Secret Service, one of its officers was found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner less than …


  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of “doubling down on denial” in a dispute over security …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after Obama trip

    MIAMI (AP) — A Secret Service officer was arrested early Friday after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after President Barack Obama …


  • Romney, White House spar over Libya attacks

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday accused the vice president of “doubling down on denial” over the deadly invasion at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …


  • Clinton: US must stick by Arab world’s democracies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of a deadly attack on U.S. consulate in Libya, on Friday defended the need …


  • Romney: Biden contradicted sworn Libya testimony

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is accusing Vice President Joe Biden of contradicting sworn testimony by State Department officials regarding the terrorist attack that killed four …


  • White House defends Biden’s statements on Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden’s debate statement that “we weren’t told” there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in …


  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

    DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America’s place …


  • Editorial: Ormsby has earned 3rd District re-election

    Voters in the 3rd Legislative District have a clear choice between incumbent Democrat Timm Ormsby and Republican challenger Dave White for the Position 1 seat in the Washington House of …


  • Calif. House race with veteran Dems turns physical

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An increasingly bitter California congressional race between two House Democrats turned physical Thursday when one aggressively seized the shoulder of his opponent during a debate, yanked …


  • Mont. Indians sue over lack of election services

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on three Montana reservations, saying their inability to vote early or …


  • Brown’s Calif. tax initiative hit from both sides

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After returning to the governor’s office, Jerry Brown criticized a political culture he said lacked a common purpose and warned of a “war of all against …


  • Judges OK SC voter law, say it must wait to 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year, in a decision announced …


  • Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana’s campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the …


  • Biden to play ‘hardball’ in VP debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Joe Biden was careful not to appear overly aggressive in his vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then a newcomer to the national stage. …


  • Big Bird flies high in 2012 presidential campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big Bird is flying high in the 2012 presidential campaign. President Barack Obama’s campaign deployed the beloved “Sesame Street” icon in a new TV ad Tuesday …


  • Obama campaign deploys Big Bird in new ad

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama deployed Big Bird in a new campaign ad Tuesday mocking Mitt Romney’s vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Romney’s campaign dismissed …


  • Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement …


  • Obama seeks cash as Romney expresses confidence

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama made a cross-country swing for cash and Hispanic support Monday amid signs that Republican rival Mitt Romney is cutting into his lead …


  • Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign …


  • A month before vote, ‘eclectic’ county deliberates

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When the recession cost Jerry Krone his longtime accounting job several year ago, he turned to his hobby — making gourmet jam in his Fountainville kitchen. …


  • Romney shows softer side; Obama raising more cash

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney is showing his softer side, while President Barack Obama works to extend his cash advantage as both men begin the final-month sprint to Election …


  • O’Reilly, Stewart joust at mock debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This high-stakes debate had some props that even the presidential candidates might want at their own events. Jon Stewart came prepared with a mechanical pedestal he used …


  • Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

    OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …

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