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New Grimes ad hits McConnell on women's issues

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A new statewide TV ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes criticizes Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell for his voting record on women's issues.

Honour ad: GOP governor rivals 'making excuses'

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Business executive Scott Honour stresses the outsider theme in a new radio ad that accuses his Republican primary rivals of "making excuses" and "empty promises."

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. Her bill would open more federal lands to hunters, and conservation groups liked it too.

Cuomo's biggest test is corruption probe handling

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Allegations that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration meddled with his state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of his tenure and highlighting his skill at high-wire verbal gymnastics.

Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country this year, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.

Kansas attorney general has big fundraising lead

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Republican incumbent Derek Schmidt enjoys a huge fundraising advantage over his Democratic challenger in the Kansas attorney general's race.

Schauer unveils economic plan, promises new jobs

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Tuesday proposed tripling the percentage of Michigan's electricity that must come from renewable sources and rebuilding crumbling roads — parts of an economic plan he said would create tens of thousands of jobs.

Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.

Malloy, Wyman backed by Working Families Party

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will appear twice on the November ballot.

Young's foes: Grassley work proves insider claim

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Democrats trying to pick up a Republican-held congressional seat in Iowa are seizing on disclosure records about the GOP candidate that they say gives heft to their charge he's a Washington insider.