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Hastings district voters OK $21.5M school measure

05/14/2014 5:00am
Hastings school district voters have approved a $21.5 million bond measure.

Analysis: In Nebraska, a modest tea party victory

05/14/2014 5:30am
The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far.

Bill Clinton vouches for Hillary's health

05/14/2014 12:41pm
Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday his wife Hillary took six months to recover from a 2012 concussion, adding she is now "stronger than I am" as he dismissed GOP strategist Karl Rove's comments about her health.

Christie says he's thinking about 2016 bid

05/14/2014 1:11pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year's George Washington Bridge lane closures "will be a footnote."

Correction: New Jersey Mayoral Elections story

05/14/2014 1:41pm
In a story May 10 about mayoral elections in New Jersey, The Associated Press erroneously reported which organization has paid for advertisements against Newark candidate Shavar Jeffries. The group was the Working Families Organization, not New Jersey Working Families.

Sasse a nominal tea party win; fewer chances ahead

05/14/2014 3:41pm
With Republican Ben Sasse, tea party groups figured out the riddle of winning elections in 2014: Claim a Republican as a member of the tribe, even if his approach to politics doesn't line up exactly with their own.

Senate candidate in Ga. blasted for revenue remark

05/14/2014 4:33pm
Georgia's GOP Senate scramble erupted Wednesday into an intense round of attacks over taxes, gay rights and who's a real Republican, all in the shadow of a key vote that could help determine congressional control.

Clinton: No deal better than 'bad deal' with Iran

05/14/2014 5:31pm
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was "personally skeptical" that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to "give diplomacy space to work."

Idaho scrambling over same-sex marriage ban ruling

05/14/2014 6:10pm
A federal judge's decision to allow same-sex marriages in Idaho starting Friday has attorneys for the state scrambling to appeal and gay rights advocates planning their next steps.