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Obama increasingly looks to boost down-ballot Democrats

Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:50pm

Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump — regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:50pm

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

Poll: Clinton's edge with young people crosses racial lines

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:21pm

Young Americans across races and ethnicities are now more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump for president, and to say the former secretary of state will help people like them, a new GenForward poll shows.

Poll: Young voters now coming through for Hillary Clinton

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:51pm

Liane Golightly has finally decided who she'll vote for on Election Day. Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. But the former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich says it's the only choice she can make.

Posting a ballot selfie? Better check your state laws first

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:38pm

You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?

Democrats, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:01pm

Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress.

Is social media turning you into a zealot?

Brian Hughes, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:14pm

Have you heard? Hillary Clinton is dying of Parkinson's disease. Also, Donald Trump thinks the United States shouldn't have stopped the Bosnian genocide. Angry mobs of "Bernie bros" are hurling chairs at Democratic staffers. And President Obama, who smells like sulfur, is followed everywhere he goes by a swarm of flies.

Trump bests Clinton in two-way race in Utah, poll shows

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:55am

Without third-party candidates on the ballot, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would win Utah, a new poll shows.

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:33am

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders?

Trump's 'nasty woman' remark rallies Clinton voters

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:50am

"Such a nasty woman."

Arizona, long a Republican bastion, targeted by Clinton

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:40am

There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.

Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:01pm

Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House.

Hacked trove shows Clinton aides suggesting email jokes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:01pm

Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events — and at least one joke made it into her remarks.

The Latest: Obama works for Democrats in tight Nevada races

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:31pm

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Deadlines, rules and requirements: What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 election

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:50pm

Now that the third and final presidential debate has come and gone, and less than three weeks remain until Election Day, Utah elections officials are urging residents to cast their votes sooner rather than later.

New poll shows Clinton over Trump by double-digits

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:25pm

Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and has reached 50% support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows.

McGinty, Toomey meet for final debate in US Senate race

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:20pm

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty are debating for the second and final time with just two weeks left in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race that could help determine Senate control.

Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson downplays climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:32pm

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is downplaying concerns about climate change, saying "civilization thrives" in warmer weather and people will adapt.

Newspaper: Texas Latinos underrepresented in local politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:01pm

A newspaper analysis has found deep patterns of underrepresentation of Texas' fast-growing Hispanic population on city councils and county commissioners courts across the state.