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Schauer turns in signatures for Michigan governor

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Democrat Mark Schauer has made his Michigan gubernatorial campaign official by turning in about 27,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.

Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

At least one Republican lawmaker says he's filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to bring President Barack Obama's library to Chicago, even though only five Democrats — and none of the committee's four GOP members — were there.

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

RNC team examines Las Vegas as convention site

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A Republican National Committee team has paid a visit to Las Vegas to explore the logistics for staging the GOP's 2016 national convention.

Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top ethics officer said Friday.

Democrat in Ohio governor's race airs 1st radio ad

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released his first ad of the campaign season, focusing on his Republican opponent, not his challenger in the primary.