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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this month's midterm elections in...
DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a...
DENVER (AP) — Republicans who want to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America. They did it again this year. Average voter turnout across the country was horrible during...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Only about a third of American voters cast their ballots in this year's midterm elections — the worst showing in at least five decades. Turnout is historically low for non-presidential elections, and in November it was even lower than usual. But each year...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy. Party officials attending a daylong conference Wednesday hosted by the Center for American Progress said Democrats failed to make a forceful pitch to middle-class voters on...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will begin counting nearly 50,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state's unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan by about 8,...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lucy Flores was a candidate with a life story straight out of Hollywood — one of 13 children who grew up in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood, a former gang member who straightened out, went to law school, became a state legislator and now was running for...
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska will begin counting nearly 50,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state's unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trails Republican challenger Dan Sullivan by about 8,100 votes...