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For her fans, Michelle Obama worth the five hour wait

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Sue Bland and Scott Jeffers showed up at 6:30 a.m. Thursday--more than five hours before First Lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to speak in Denver--but they were determined to get a good spot.

Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states.

While her husband is shunned, Michelle Obama hits campaign trail

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Michelle Obama goes where her husband dare not tread in these last days before the midterm elections.

$79K spent on ads for minimum wage ballot measure

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Supporters of a higher minimum wage took their message to Nebraska's airwaves in the final few weeks before voters decide whether to approve a gradual increase to $9 an hour.

Spokesman: No pressure on insurer to lower rates

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration didn't pressure an insurer to lower its planned rates on the state health exchange in order to tout lower rates overall, a spokesman said.

Early voting begins to kick off Md.'s election

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Eight days of early voting began in Maryland on Thursday with significantly stronger turnout compared to the first day during the June primary.

Jeb Bush campaigns with Gov. Haley in S. Carolina

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Gov. Nikki Haley says she would never be leading South Carolina without former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's help.

Poll: Brown carries 16-point lead over Kashkari

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown continues to lead his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, by a double-digit margin while support for Brown's rainy day fund measure is gaining ground, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday.

Governor backs Kansas high court justices' ouster

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday endorsed removing two justices from the Kansas Supreme Court following rulings that overturned the death sentences of two brothers for four killings in Wichita.

Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate.