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AP Top Political News At 5:26 a.m. EDT

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....

Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues
DENVER (AP) -- As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds....

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....

Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch....

Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed....

Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term....

TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded....

AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics
PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state....

Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office
CHICAGO (AP) -- At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet....

GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation....

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TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

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