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North Carolina’s state of political hate

Editor’s note: The Center for Public Integrity is tracking political advertising in races for the U.S. Senate and state-level offices. Use these two, interactive features — with new data every Thursday — to see who is calling the shots and where the money is … Continue reading

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Corporations, advocacy groups spend big on ballot measures

Editor’s note: The Center for Public Integrity is tracking political advertising in races for the U.S. Senate, state-level offices and now state ballot measures. Use these interactive features — with new data every Thursday — to see who is calling the shots and where the … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan, stumping for the incumbent in a race that will help decide which party controls … Continue reading

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Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with … Continue reading

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NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state’s political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings … Continue reading

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Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the … Continue reading

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Power shifts to outsiders in U.S. Senate fight

The days of candidates dominating their own political campaigns are over. In the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year, big-money special interests that proliferated after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision are routinely out-muscling … Continue reading

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Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — It’s just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that’s been years in the making. The subject isn’t his re-election, which appears all but assured. … Continue reading

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Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas’ all-important farm economy. He scarcely mentions his many years on the House and Senate agriculture committees … Continue reading

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Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth “How does it feel to … Continue reading

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