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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to win a tough a re-election race after successfully pushing for large personal income tax cuts...
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama handed out chocolate candies and butter cookies while welcoming thousands of people on Friday. The guest list included pint-size superheroes, caped...
ATLANTA (AP) — With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority. Early voting totals suggest reasons for optimism for Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina and Democratic...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After a tight campaign, could the race for Massachusetts governor come down to a fish story? Democrat Martha Coakley, trailing Republican Charlie Baker in recent polls, called on her opponent Friday to answer "legitimate questions" about a story he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is asking for public comment on whether it should pay doctors for counseling patients about their options for end-of-life care. Friday's announcement came in a voluminous regulation on physician payment. Spokesman Aaron Albright says it will "give the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. Would-be Democratic governors — Rhode Island...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, developed by...