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  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    TV spending on Colorado gov's race at least $1.5M

    Political campaigns have spent at least $1.5 million so far trying to influence the outcome of this year's governor's race between incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez, according to research released Wednesday.

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Florida governor's race 2nd in TV spending

    Florida's race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist is second only to Pennsylvania on the money spent on television ads in a gubernatorial race, according to a study being released Wednesday.

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said ...

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Spending on state races' ads tops US Senate

    Candidates running for offices in statehouses from Alaska to Florida — and their allies — have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars on television ads so far this cycle. And the bulk of the political ads are yet to come, according to a survey released Wednesday.

  • MOVIE NEWS & REVIEWS

    Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation

    A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

    Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria.

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

  • NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

  • NATIONAL ELECTIONS

    Lt. governor campaign dominated Nevada TV ad buys

    Lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison's successful attempt to fend off Republican primary challenger Sue Lowden accounts for the lion's share of money spent on political TV ads this year in Nevada's state-level races, according to data released Wednesday by nonpartisan investigative journalism...

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