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Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

Looking to 2016, Chris Christie’s style both delights, disturbs GOP

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

. Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker.

Hawaii health exchange head wants more oversight

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

The new head of Hawaii's troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well the Connector website is functioning.

State assembly race recount goes forward in Washoe

|Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Election officials in Washoe County are going forward with a recount in a state assembly race after a judge rejected a legal challenge by incumbent Republican Randy Kirner.

Is GOP the party of Interstate 95?

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Think Republicans are just a party of the South and Midwest? Take a look at the East Coast’s Interstate 95, urges new Republican Governors Association Chairman Bill Haslam.

Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches.

Marylou Sudders named Baker's HHS chief

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Marylou Sudders, a former state mental health commissioner and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was tapped Friday by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration.

Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.

Schweich weighing running for Missouri governor

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Fresh off his re-election, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich confirmed Thursday that he is considering a bid for governor in 2016 and touted an encouraging letter from supporters as "a powerful incentive to go forward" with a campaign.


|Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

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