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Alaskans turning against Stevens after verdict

Posted: 10/28/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaskans fondly call longtime Sen. Ted Stevens their "Uncle Ted" for his ability to steer gobs of federal money to his home state, but his conviction in a corruption case Monday had many residents crying: "Throw the bum out."

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Schwarzenegger: Budget special session is needed

Posted: 10/28/2008 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The revenue shortfall in California's five-week-old budget has grown beyond the $3 billion projected by state officials earlier this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday.

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Convicted Sen. Stevens won't drop out of race

Posted: 10/28/2008 - WASHINGTON – For most politicians, a guilty verdict on seven felony counts — eight days before an election — would guarantee the end of a political career. But Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is not like most politicians. After his conviction Monday on charges that he lied about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor, the 84-year-old Stevens refused to drop out of his re-election race against Democrat Mark Begich.

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McCain, Palin to campaign in Pennsylvania today

Posted: 10/28/2008 - HERSHEY, Pa. – Republican John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin were reuniting Tuesday to rally the faithful in largely conservative areas of this swing state he hopes to win in next week's presidential election.

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Obama, Palin Set Thursday Stops in Missouri

Posted: 10/27/2008 - With a new poll showing the Presidential candidates running neck-and-neck in Missouri, Barack Obama sets a Thursday stop in Columbia, while Sarah Palin will be in Cape Girardeau that morning.

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Skinheads Arrested in Plot to Kill Blacks, Obama

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Two men are under arrest on firearms charges and on charges they threatened Barack Obama. Federal authorities describe the two as neo-Nazi skinheads. Investigators say they were plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Obama.

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Alaska Senator Guilty in Corruption Case

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Ted Stevens vows not to drop out of his upcoming Senate election despite his conviction Monday for lying about gifts from an oil services corporation.

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Palin "annoyed" with CBS interviewer

Posted: 10/27/2008 - FORT WAYNE, Indiana (CNN) – Campaigning Saturday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city once represented in Congress by another vice presidential candidate named Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin delivered one of her longest stump speeches to date and revealed that she was “annoyed” with the line of questioning presented by Katie Couric in her now-infamous interview with CBS.

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Some voters 'purged' from voter rolls

Posted: 10/27/2008 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- College senior Kyla Berry was looking forward to voting in her first presidential election, even carrying her voter registration card in her wallet.

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McCain turns criticism to leaders of Congress

Posted: 10/27/2008 - CLEVELAND – Republican John McCain increasingly is focusing his campaign's message on an institution that may be even less popular than President Bush and one he's been a part of most of his adult life: Congress.

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Obama offering closing case to voters in Ohio

Posted: 10/27/2008 - CHICAGO – Looking ahead to closing his case against John McCain in Ohio, Barack Obama argues that voters there have a chance to reject "politics that would divide a nation just to win an election."

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Palin: Election isn't over till it's over

Posted: 10/26/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. – Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had a pointed message Sunday for Barack Obama: This thing isn't over yet.

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Bush welcomes Albania, Croatia into NATO

Posted: 10/26/2008 - WASHINGTON – President Bush signed papers Friday to formally declare U.S. support of NATO membership for Albania and Croatia — two countries that he said were once in the "shackles of communism."

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In Iowa, McCain dismisses sour poll numbers

Posted: 10/26/2008 - CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Republican John McCain, behind in the polls and looking for a comeback, argued Sunday that voters should elect him president to create a check on a Democratic Congress that he says is determined to increase taxes and the size of government.

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Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama

Posted: 10/26/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Sunday after declaring Gov. Sarah Palin "too risky" to be one step away from the Oval Office.

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Judge dismisses juror in Sen. Stevens case

Posted: 10/26/2008 - WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Sunday dismissed one of the jurors at Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial after losing contact with the woman following her father's death.

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Candidates spar with 9 days to go

Posted: 10/26/2008 - WASHINGTON – Republican John McCain declared "I'm going to win it," dismissing polls showing him behind with little more than a week to go in the presidential race. A confident Democrat Barack Obama drew a jaw-dropping 100,000 people to a single rally and rolled out a new TV ad asserting his rival is "running out of time."

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McCain and Obama spar from afar in final stretch

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Republican John McCain declared "I'm going to win it," dismissing polls showing him behind with little more than a week to go in the presidential race. Democrat Barack Obama rolled out a new TV ad asserting his rival is "out of ideas, out of touch, and running out of time."

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