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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.

Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

Hannemann runs for Hawaii governor as independent

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has announced he will run for governor as an independent, saying he is more likely to win if candidates from major parties split the vote.

Rauner wants Quinn to release hiring documents

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to release documents related to a federal complaint alleging improper hiring in the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Perry's office: Don't mess with job-creating funds

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Top aides to Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that it would be unwise for the next Texas governor to uproot lucrative taxpayer-footed business funds that are legacies of Perry's 14 years in office but have become less popular among Republicans.

Some lawmakers losing patience with session

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

While lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on the education package that sent their session into overtime, another long-simmering issue re-emerged, further prolonging the situation and causing some lawmakers' nerves to fray.

Rauner skips GOP event over pastor's comments

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) isn't attending a Republican dinner in Moline because he says he disagrees with past statements from a pastor asked to speak at the event.

Udall, Gardner about even in Colorado Senate race

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive.

Democrat Tom Udall raises $1M for Senate race

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic incumbent Tom Udall holds a large fundraising advantage over two Republican challengers in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.