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Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Thursday Oct 23, 2014
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to take pictures.

Florida AG Bondi Opposes Gay Couple's Divorce

POLITICS | Oct 23
Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner.

Otter Ad Uses Cut Footage From Gay Rights Film

POLITICS | Oct 23
A Boise filmmaker says one of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign advertisements uses footage he filmed of gay rights protests during the 2014 Idaho Legislature.

Audio Surfaces of Potty-Mouthed Bristol Palin's Account of Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 22
An audio account of the Palin family drunken brawls shows that daughter Bristol is more comfortable with the "f-bomb" than the paso doble.

In San Diego, A House Race is Made-For-TV-Drama

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking and Elliot Spagat | Oct 22
A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

Proseutor: No Sex Harassment Charges for DeMaio

POLITICS | By Elliot Spagat | Oct 21
Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage on the Ballot

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett | Oct 21
As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

SC Republican Calls Gays 'Gremlins' in Facebook Rant

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
A congressional Republican candidate from South Carolina is making headlines Tuesday after he called same-sex couples "gremlins" in a recent Facebook post.

Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile -- but for What?

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Oct 20
With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.

Kan. GOP Candidates Make Campaign Issue of Gay Marriage

POLITICS | Oct 20
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.