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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4....

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections....

5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races
ATLANTA (AP) -- The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over....

5 things to know about House races
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans....

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races
Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle....

GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky....

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse....

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:...

Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition....

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring....

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