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Democrat playing the race card in Senate campaigns in South

The images and words they are using are striking for how overtly they play on fears of intimidation and repression.

about 18 hours ago


 Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for Tom Wolf today on the South Side.

Clinton stumps for Wolf, rues excessive partisanship

In a South Side appearance, former President Bill Clinton said Democrats must vote Nov. 4 to ensure Tom Wolf becomes governor.

2 days ago


 Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.

In U.S. Senate races, it's all about Obama

In their effort to hold onto the U.S. Senate, Democrats are running against the GOP — and their own unpopular president.

4 days ago


The Top 10 tight U.S. Senate races

Here are 10 key races to watch in the battle for party control over the U.S. Senate.

4 days ago


GOP to benefit from election law changes

New voter-identification and similar laws passed by Republican-led legislatures seen as helping the party win in the mid-terms.

1 week ago


Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

1 week ago


 The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Frieden, far left, testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP calls for travel ban for West Africa over Ebola

Lawmakers grilled a top federal health official who refused to say whether the Obama administration is considering such restrictions.

1 week ago


 Protesters march with their hands raised at a rally Saturday in St. Louis. Civil rights organizations and protest groups have invited people from around the country to join vigils and marches from Friday to Monday over the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo.

Thousands in St. Louis protest shootings

Protesters march in downtown St. Louis for Ferguson October, a national campaign protesting police brutality.

2 weeks ago


 U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, left; Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund’s managing director; and Singapore's Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam speak Saturday before a group photo of the International Monetary and Financial Committee at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C.

Global finance leaders pledge bold efforts

International Monetary Fund aims to boost economic growth, aid in Ebola efforts with funding.

2 weeks ago


Siege fears in Baghdad grow amid jihadi push

Bombings kill 45 in Shiite areas of Baghdad, as Islamic State militants continue to sweep across northern Iraq.

2 weeks ago


Koch brothers’ group builds political machine

Americans for Prosperity campaigns against sales tax increases in South Carolina while pushing for the election of conservatives.

2 weeks ago


At forlorn urban churches, Mass gets crowded quickly

Mass mob movement brings thousands of suburban Catholics together to make artistic and sometimes political statements.

2 weeks ago


Democratic turnout effort boosted as courts block voter ID laws

The Supreme Court blocked two of the strictest voter photo-identification laws in the United States — in Wisconsin and in Texas.

2 weeks ago


 Cylvia Hayes, fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, cries Thursday as she speaks at a news conference in Portland, Ore.

Oregon governor ‘hurt’ by fiancee’s sham marriage

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber rejected his election challenger’s demand for a special prosecutor to look into her consulting business.

2 weeks ago


Ballot rulings appear to have partisan edge

Recent court decisions about voting rules, coming so close to midterm balloting, are causing confusion and may potentially affect outcomes.

3 weeks ago


Poll: GOP holds edge for Senate control

The Republicans lead by at least 4 percentage points in enough races to finish with 50 seats.

3 weeks ago


Several Texas abortion clinics close

Texas abortion clinics scrambled to redirect patients after a U.S. appeals court action shut 13 of them abruptly.

3 weeks ago


North Carolina voting law partly blocked as discriminatory

It was a victory for groups challenging similar restrictions in states across the United States.

4 weeks ago


U.S. targets racial inequality in schools

The Obama administration declared guidelines to ensure that all public schools students have access to equivalent policies and facilities.

4 weeks ago


U.S. raps Israel on housing proposal for east Jerusalem

The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House.

4 weeks ago



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