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Battle for Congress hits final stretch

The battle for control of Congress is entering a final, frantic five-day stretch that favors Republicans but has room for plenty of surprises that could determine which party will run the Senate.

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Brian Snyder / Reuters

Next generation door-knocking in war for votes in Iowa

The polls are tight, the ads are flooding the airwaves, the harsh rhetoric is rising, and the surrogates are stumping hard all over the state.

Kay Hagan

From Sen. Kay Hagan

8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to be nice

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

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CNN

Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and state...

Thomas Menino

Reuters

Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman, Dorothy Joyce. He was 71.

Menino, who presided over the city's highly lauded urban ren...

Obama golfs with Ahmad Rashad former NFL player

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Chris Christie shut up

Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

House leaders investigate state AG Chris Koster

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several state attorneys general who may have been influenced by campaign contributions and lobbyists.

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Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay

On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

County clerks work to prevent voter fraud

With election day less than a week away, the Cole County Clerk's Office started training nearly 150 poll workers Wednesday.

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