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GOP Gleeful Over Democrats' Midterm Woes in Ohio

POLITICS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
Democrats appear poised to lose every statewide election in battleground Ohio this fall - most of them badly.

Democrats Try to Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow | Oct 25
In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home."

Utah Supreme Court Gives OK to Same-Sex Adoptions

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
Four Utah couples are surely rejoicing today, as yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court lifted the stay against four pending adoptions of children by their same-sex parents.

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.

Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 23
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.

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.

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.

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.