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  • Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts isn't saying much about his long record of advocating for the farmers that drive Kansas' economy. That worries some supporters of the three-term senator as he scrambles for re-election against a self-styled independent candidate,...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press"...

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. "I am...

  • Snyder, Schauer at odds over economy, jobs

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Rick Snyder is hyping jobs — "more and better jobs" — as he campaigns for another term as governor, contending that Michigan's resurgence is well underway and will continue under his guidance. Democrat Mark Schauer says the economic recovery is slowing...

  • AdWatch: Democrats make much of NC toll project

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — TITLES: "Map." ''Toll." LENGTH: 30 seconds each. AIRING: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it is running the pair of similar ads in the Charlotte, North Carolina, market in the last stage of the Senate campaign between Republican Thom Tillis and...

  • Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said...

  • More Dems voting early in Nebraska 2nd district

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Early voting numbers in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District show nearly twice as many Democrats have cast early ballots for the Nov. 4 general election as Republicans. That fact that could play significantly into whether incumbent Republican Lee Terry wins...

  • Wisconsin's Johnson to stump with McFadden

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A neighbor from the east is coming to Minnesota to give Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden a boost. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson was expected to join McFadden in Rochester Saturday for a meet-and-greet with supporters. McFadden has pointed to Johnson...

  • Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of...

  • Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis. The review aims to weed out banks that are hiding...

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