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Obama fundraises for Dems at Sen. Rockefeller home

President Barack Obama is raising money for Democrats at the sprawling Washington home of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

Obama, first lady to salute US troops on Nov. 6

Mary J. Blige and Willie Nelson are joining President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a salute to U.S. troops.

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.

Warren running for president? 'I don't think so'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tends to stick to the script when she's asked about a potential 2016 presidential campaign: "I am not running for president." So her latest response has touched off new speculation about her future.

Party committees spending $3M each day on House

The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October -- or an average of almost $3.4 million every day -- according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday.

White House fence jumper held without bond

The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.

Cassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid

Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular.

3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban

Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.

US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.

US announces $840M to improve medical care

The Obama administration is announcing an $840 million grant program to help doctors and hospitals improve the quality of care delivered to patients.

GOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks

Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday.

AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far.

US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race

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 talk and take pictures.

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