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Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat

08/29/2014 2:50am
Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"

Obama's no 'strategy yet' comment on ISIS in Syria sparks political uproar

08/29/2014 1:47pm
When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

08/29/2014 2:51pm
A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

08/29/2014 3:33pm
Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

Perry, Paul bash Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

08/29/2014 3:41pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq — but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.

Abortion opponents urge Pryor to back 20-week ban

08/29/2014 3:51pm
Abortion opponents urged Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of the nationally watched Arkansas race.

Attorney general candidates focus on public trust

08/29/2014 5:40pm
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.

GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

08/29/2014 7:31pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.

Attorney general candidates focus on public trust

08/29/2014 10:11pm
As Utah's two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other counts, the candidates running for state attorney general this year promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office.

Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter

08/29/2014 10:11pm
Idaho's red state roots haven't faded, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year's election ballot.

5 things to watch in Idaho November elections

08/29/2014 10:11pm
Gem State voters will return to the polls this November. Here are five things to keep in mind as the general election approaches:

Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage

08/29/2014 10:40pm
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

08/29/2014 11:11pm
Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.