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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014, 2:11 A.M.

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska’s GOP US Senate primary

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 2:28 P.M.

    Florida’s Crist may run again; GOP says its ready

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old job. “I will …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 1:07 P.M.

    Crist considers run as a Dem; GOP says bring it on

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old seat. “I will …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 12:44 A.M.

    Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 11:48 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 5:57 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 4:46 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 1:53 P.M.

    Lawmakers divided on counterterror effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to justify the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 10:33 P.M.

    Christie’s blunt style tested in convention speech

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:25 P.M.

    GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012

    Voter choices abundant on lengthy primary ballot

    Washington’s Aug. 7 primary offers voters a long ballot, with some familiar names and even more that most won’t recognize. All voters have nine choices for governor, eight for U.S. …


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