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Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.

3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.

First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive.

Hillary Clinton to raise money for NH's Shaheen

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire — an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House.

GOP faults Burke for playing Chris Brown song

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Republicans on Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke of showing a "cavalier attitude" toward domestic violence in using a song by pop star Chris Brown before an appearance with first lady Michelle Obama. But Burke's campaign said the song was an unauthorized addition to its playlist and won't be used again.

Official: Sullivan didn't receive improper credits

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A tax official says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan did not receive improper tax credits on a home he owned in Maryland.

Report: Ex-Gov. Pataki weighing presidential run

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is premature.

Delay to Ohio's early voting felt by candidates

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A delay in Ohio's early voting schedule appears to be felt most by candidates with political futures at stake and their constituents eager to cast their ballots as soon as possible.

National PAC plans ads in attorney general race

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A national political group that's helped Democratic candidates is preparing to launch a television advertising blitz in New Mexico's race for attorney general.

Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters in SC

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.