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AP Top Political News At 3:34 a.m. EDT

Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents....

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority....

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....

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 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....

Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend....

US welcomes EU decision on Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine....

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....

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