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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

11 hours 56 min ago

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

11 hours 56 min ago

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

12 hours 17 min ago

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

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Increased Security Measures After Man Jumps Fence, Enters White House

12 hours 56 min ago

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

September 19, 2014 - 5:08pm

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

September 19, 2014 - 3:40pm

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

September 19, 2014 - 12:40pm

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

September 19, 2014 - 4:15am

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

September 18, 2014 - 4:24pm

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

September 18, 2014 - 3:44pm

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

September 18, 2014 - 10:08am

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.

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Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

September 18, 2014 - 8:53am

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.

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Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 - 5:06am

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

September 18, 2014 - 5:06am

Last week, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.

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Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

September 18, 2014 - 5:06am

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging Americans to register is pretty provocative.

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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

September 17, 2014 - 5:20pm

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

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Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

September 17, 2014 - 4:27pm

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

September 17, 2014 - 4:08pm

It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.

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