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BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an Oregon recall election linked to the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A local official who opposed the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge has prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge...
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds. In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the...
BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Lea Whitford remembers the first time she set foot in Montana's Capitol in Helena after a four-hour bus ride from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She and her high school classmates marveled at the ornate rotunda before entering a large office to meet one...
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Porcfest, a weeklong camping festival billed as a libertarian utopia of sorts, is underway in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. Run by the Free State Project and beginning last Sunday, it attracts 1,500 people annually. Called "porcupines," they...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Charles Koch, one of America's most influential conservative donors, said he is fed up with the vitriol of the presidential race and will air national TV ads that call on citizens to work together to fix a "rigged" economy that leaves behind the...
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations that have been months in the making. The caucuses kick off voting in the 2016...
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush would get rid of food stamps, housing assistance and other federal safety net programs if elected, replacing them with a scheme to let states figure out how to deal with poverty. "Governor Bush’s empowerment agenda for the 21st century...