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  • Will turned-off Latinos turn out for Democrats?

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. Virginia Ortega could decide who wins Colorado's Senate election. A volunteer in a Catholic gift shop, she's worked all her life, picked cherries as a child, worked as a deli clerk and in food services at a jail. She cares deeply...
  • Old Obama magic elusive

    Old Obama magic elusive
    As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Barack Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away. A week ago, he was back in his hometown...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
  • Deadline to request mail ballot for November election is Tuesday

    Deadline to request mail ballot for November election is Tuesday
    Tuesday is the last day to request a mail ballot for the Nov. 4 general election. Registered voters can apply for a mail ballot through their county registrar's office; some of these offices offer the service online. An application also can be...
  • Fight for U.S. Senate control may not end on Election Day

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight for control of the U.S. Senate could last far past the Nov. 4 election, with possible run-offs in Louisiana and Georgia and surprising surges by independent candidates in Kansas and South Dakota creating new uncertainty...
  • In Kansas, it's Sen. Pat Roberts' race to lose � and he might

    TOPEKA, Kan. For more than three decades, Pat Roberts had an easy time winning elections to Congress from Kansas, always winning in landslides. Now the Republican senator is in very real danger of losing and he may have only himself to blame. First,...
  • Bill Press: Democrats stupidly shunning Obama

     Bill Press: Democrats stupidly shunning Obama
    Maybe you had the same reaction. I've been around politics for 30 years, but I don't remember seeing anything as dumb as Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' refusal to say whether or not she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Asked that...
  • Murthy, medical pot, and sex: Letters

    Murthy, medical pot, and sex: Letters
    Confirm Murthy now Why are some politicians so arrogant? As America panics now that the Ebola virus has hit our shores, Dr. Vivek Murthy, a Harvard-trained physician, national leader and public-health educator has waited for months to be confirmed...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter, promptly draws thousands of followers

    Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter, promptly draws thousands of followers
    The woman best known for a stained blue dress and an affair with President Clinton that led to only the second impeachment of a sitting president is now on Twitter. Monica Lewinsky announced her arrival on the social media network with a tweet the...
  • The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)

    The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. "I'm not an empty dress," she insists, "I'm not a rubber stamp, and I am not a cheerleader! I am a...
  • For the record

    Ferguson investigation: In the Oct. 23 Section A, an article about the information leaks coming out in connection with the grand jury investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., referred to Patricia Bynes as...