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Arizona Democrats Hope to Ride Blue Wave in Midterm Election

Arizona Democrats Hope to Ride Blue Wave in Midterm Election

By Melissa Daniels | Aug 14
The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer.

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

Jury Backs Man Who Claims Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

By Paul Elias | Aug 14
A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

By Scott Bauer | Aug 14
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great."

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

By Lisa Rathke | Aug 14
One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive.

Trump Warns Cuomo: Anybody Who Runs Against Me 'Suffers'

Trump Warns Cuomo: Anybody Who Runs Against Me 'Suffers'

By Jill Colvin | Aug 14
President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 - and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

By Kyle Potter | Aug 13
Seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled, Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career in a familiar spot: Minnesota's Republican primary for governor.

Serving on Corporate Board While in Congress? That Could End

Serving on Corporate Board While in Congress? That Could End

By Richard Lardner | Aug 12
The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.

Arbitrary Arrests, Abuse the New Norm in Nicaragua

Arbitrary Arrests, Abuse the New Norm in Nicaragua

By Christopher Sherman | Aug 12
Last week the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said its monitoring team in Nicaragua found that detainees were abused, not informed of their rights or any charges, and taken into custody without warrants.

Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group

Independents Uneasy About Taking Cash, Even from Indie Group

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 11
A group fueled partly by what critics call "dark money" plans to spend $3 million this year to support and elect independents. But some free-spirited lawmakers are declining their help.

North Dakota Senate Hopefuls Chase the Veterans' Vote

North Dakota Senate Hopefuls Chase the Veterans' Vote

By James MacPherson | Aug 11
In a state where veterans represent almost 9 percent of the population, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer are filling the airwaves in hopes of gaining an advantage.

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