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  • Arizona treasurer claims victory in Republican primary for governor

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has clashed repeatedly with the White House over illegal immigration....
  • Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families. The...
  • As Obama's vacation ends, criticism does not

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Barack Obama discovered over the past two weeks, presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans. Obama returns to Washington on Sunday faced with...
  • With Graham name, Democrats see rare chance for Florida win

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - On a campaign tour across north Florida, congressional candidate Gwen Graham kept her dad busy at a grill flipping hamburgers and hotdogs for voters. Bob Graham, the popular former governor and long-time U.S. senator, features...
  • Expect Napa quake to rattle D.C. efforts on seismic alerts

    WASHINGTON The Napa County earthquake will have political aftershocks on Capitol Hill. The big question is how long they'll last. Prompted by California's weekend temblor, lawmakers are renewing their push for earthquake warning programs. The most recent...
  • Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott

    Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist won a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, propelling him forward into what's already a blistering hot campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in what will be the highest profile — and most expensive —...
  • Crist cruises in Florida's gubernatorial Democratic primary

    MIAMI Florida Democrats made it official Tuesday: They want a former Republican governor to beat the current Republican governor. Heading into Tuesday's primary election, Charlie Crist's win over longtime Democrat Nan Rich was never in doubt. Only the...
  • Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS

    Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS
    Sen. Tim Kaine got schooled Monday at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science — a visit he says armed him in his mission to convince others in the U.S. Senate to continue funding critical research. "Critical environmental research," Kaine, D-Va.,...
  • Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official

    Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official
    TALLAHASSEE — Charlie Crist's transformation from Republican governor to Democratic nominee was cemented Tuesday as he easily cruised to the nomination for his old job by his new party. Now voters and donors will be bracing themselves as Crist and...
  • Republicans Turn to Games to 'Win Back Senate'

    The Republican party is taking a page from Hollywood's marketing playbook and created a free-to-play videogame to promote its candidates. While online games have been used to promote films and TV shows, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has...
  • Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters

    Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters
    Turnout was light but steady for the primary election held today across Central Florida and the rest of the state. Polls closed at 7 p.m.  Central Florida voters were choosing candidates for county commissioner, judge and School Board. They'll...