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Federal court refuses to referee pot dispute

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A federal judge refused Thursday to referee a legal fight over whether two New Mexico counties can put nonbinding questions about marijuana and taxes on the November general election ballot.

House Democrats' campaign arm still has $55M saved

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

House Democrats' campaign arm spent heavily last month but still has almost $55 million left in the bank for an uphill fight against the Republican majority, party officials said Thursday.

Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.

Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Deliberations have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland.

Alexander, Ball to appear at Tenn. candidate forum

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and challenger Gordon Ball plan to appear at a candidate forum hosted by the Farm Bureau in October.

GOP's Abbott woos Latinos on hostile Texas border

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Despite a 3-to-1 edge in campaign cash and polling leads over his Democratic opponent, Greg Abbott is courting Republican-snubbing Hispanic voters with efforts reminiscent of former President George W. Bush's time as governor of Texas.

Walker not getting involved in suit over ballots

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker says he's not getting involved with the lawsuit that two Republican lawmakers filed this week over newly redesigned ballots.

Judge's ruling will allow Foley's name on ballot

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to putting Mike Foley's name on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.