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Democrats invoke death in Ferguson to mobilize black vote

Subscriber onlyWith their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize black voters angered by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office. Continue reading...

Louisiana's Jindal sues U.S. over education standards

Subscriber onlyLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the U.S. Department of Education, claiming it's unconstitutionally coercing states into adopting national curriculum standards for elementary and secondary education. Continue reading...

Florida Democrats pick Crist in governor race

Subscriber onlyFormer Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Continue reading...

Huckabee plumps for Common Core

Don’t ‘dumb down’ schools, he says

Subscriber onlyConservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. Continue reading...

Rove-backed group sets Colorado focus

Subscriber onlyThe Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media budget to more than $26 million. Continue reading...

GOP eases off strategy of hitting health care law

Subscriber onlyRepublicans seeking to unseat the Senate incumbent in North Carolina have cut in half the portion of their top-issue ads citing President Barack Obama's health care law. Continue reading...

Hold put on age cap for Louisiana posts

Subscriber onlyLouisiana court officials who face new age restrictions that could oust them from office will be allowed to sign up for re-election bids this week. Continue reading...