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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum....

Republicans question federal response on Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility....

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said....

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom....

Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor's race
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, challenger Paul Davis now appears to be losing ground. The state's longstanding GOP loyalties and negative television ads seem have been eroding his onetime lead in the polls....

Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Pesky. Illegal. Effective?...

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent....

Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it....

Clinton to campaign for Burke in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Bill Clinton planned to campaign in Milwaukee on Friday for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, but it wasn't clear whether the get out the vote effort would have much impact because most of those in line described themselves as regular voters who already planned to support Burke....

Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado....

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