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December 27th, 2014
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Archive: News / Page Two / Politics (14 Stories)

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

09/01/2014 1:40am
Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

09/01/2014 1:40am
Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

09/01/2014 7:22am
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

09/01/2014 8:12am
One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

09/01/2014 9:00am
Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.

GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

09/01/2014 9:21am
Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

09/01/2014 9:21am
Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election.

Attorney general candidates focus on public trust

09/01/2014 9:21am
As Utah's two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office.

5 things to know about the Florida election

09/01/2014 9:30am
Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan Republican and now cozies up to President Barack Obama. And it will be brutal.

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

09/01/2014 12:31pm
Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

09/01/2014 1:52pm
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

09/01/2014 3:41pm
An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in education funds following the state's repeal of national academic standards.

McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

09/01/2014 4:40pm
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Obama blames Americans' anxious feelings on the media

09/01/2014 4:42pm
As President Obama battles slumping poll numbers and multiple world crises, twice in the past few days he has laid part of the blame for an anxious public at the feet of the media.
 
   
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