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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

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WASHINGTON, Sept 22 - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it? 21 Sep 2014

PADUCAH Ky - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem.

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Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations 19 Sep 2014

NEW HAVEN Conn. - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday.

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Texas gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vote in debate 20 Sep 2014

- Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic voters.

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Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate 19 Sep 2014

KANSAS CITY Kan. - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be removed from the ballot.

Wisconsin governor candidate cuts ties with consultant over jobs plan 19 Sep 2014

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke severed ties with a political consultant after he used similar language in her jobs plan as he did in economic plans he drafted for other clients, Burke's campaign said on Friday.

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White House does not expect Obama, Iran's Rouhani to meet at U.N. 19 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Friday it did not expect President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would hold a meeting when they are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly next week.

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Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress 19 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses 19 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. | Video

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U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics 19 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize patient safety.