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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president....

Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear
ATLANTA (AP) -- Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand....

AP-GfK Poll: Economy still the top election issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be the top issue. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that's not going to happen....

Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U.
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site....

Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers....

China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong....

Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S....

Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."...

McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too....

Not guilty plea for man in White House incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife....

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