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  • 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 …


  • Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, …


  • Gov’t arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration …


  • Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented sums of cash boosting two men in their quest for the White House. It …


  • Jockeying under way to replace Rep. Jackson Jr.

    CHICAGO (AP) — The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman’s resignation letter. Among those expressing an interest: Chicago aldermen, a …


  • Justice official: Register voters automatically

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the top enforcers of the nation’s civil rights laws said Friday government should be responsible for automatically registering citizens to vote by using existing databases …


  • Questions on sex scandal: Top officials testify

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top national security officials trudged to Capitol Hill on Thursday to grapple with fallout from the David Petraeus sex scandal as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked service …


  • Scandal widens in probe of top US general’s emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of …


  • Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his …


  • Official: Petraeus paramour emailed woman in Fla

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus never shied away from the public eye before in times of crises. Now, he might not have a choice. As details emerged about his extramarital …


  • Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending …


  • Republicans renew House control for 2 more years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting …


  • Republicans renew their control of House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting …


  • Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp …


  • Obama takes NH, Pa., trails in electoral count

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground …


  • Exit poll: Hint of economic optimism amid worry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • Race tight as election night count goes to wire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his conservative base Tuesday night in a duel for the White House shadowed by …


  • Exit poll: Many still blame Bush for bad economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • Boehner wins as Republicans fight to keep House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner won unopposed re-election Tuesday to his Ohio congressional seat and other incumbents in the East and South were cruising to easy wins as Republicans …


  • Obama? Romney? Nation decides after long campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured Kentucky and West Virginia and President Barack Obama countered with Vermont on Tuesday night in a duel for the White House …


  • THE RACE: Candidates stay busy ahead of vote tally

    After many months of grueling campaigning, the waiting stage of the presidential sweepstakes is near as both parties worked furiously to boost turnout and get supporters to the polls. But …


  • Obama congratulates Romney, voices confidence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Leaving his re-election prospects in the hands of voters, President Barack Obama congratulated rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign” and declared he’s “confident we’ve got the …


  • Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm’s effects

    POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many …


  • Romney back to NH for last rally and voter pitch

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned Monday night to the state where he launched his bid, telling supporters in New Hampshire during his final campaign rally …


  • NH residents cast first Election Day votes

    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Residents of two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire headed to the polls at midnight, casting the first Election Day votes in the nation. After …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pa.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Election Day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he spent Monday warning voters of another recession if Democratic President …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney will head to Ohio on Election Day to make a final push for the pivotal swing state. Romney’s campaign has confirmed that the Republican …


  • Romney might add Election Day Ohio stop

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney considered adding an Election Day campaign stop in Ohio as he spent Monday courting voters in four swing states. “Look, we …


  • Despite storm damage, election officials hopeful

    NEW YORK (AP) — Power generators are being marshaled, polling locations moved and voting machines hurriedly put into place as officials prepare to hold an national election in storm-ravaged sections …


  • Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Election officials were ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday’s presidential election became the …

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