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The pesky seas of campaign signs of the times

The pesky seas of campaign signs of the times

Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It’s the sign of the season. And despite…

North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina’s Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that’s how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it. Running…

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Many…

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.…

Obama’s bittersweet visit home

Obama’s bittersweet visit home

A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past is prologue. While his trip to Chicago offered a sweet taste of nostalgia, it also…

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families,…

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4…

House Democrats have $34 million for campaigns

House Democrats have $34 million for campaigns

House Democrats’ campaign arm on Monday said it raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign…

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument…

Court allows use of controversial Texas voter ID law

Court allows use of controversial Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the…