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GOP Gleeful Over Democrats' Midterm Woes in Ohio

POLITICS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Wednesday Oct 29, 2014
Democrats appear poised to lose every statewide election in battleground Ohio this fall - most of them badly.

Democrats Try to Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow | Oct 25
In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home."

Utah Supreme Court Gives OK to Same-Sex Adoptions

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
Four Utah couples are surely rejoicing today, as yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court lifted the stay against four pending adoptions of children by their same-sex parents.

Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 23
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to take pictures.

Florida AG Bondi Opposes Gay Couple's Divorce

POLITICS | Oct 23
Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner.

Otter Ad Uses Cut Footage From Gay Rights Film

POLITICS | Oct 23
A Boise filmmaker says one of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign advertisements uses footage he filmed of gay rights protests during the 2014 Idaho Legislature.

In San Diego, A House Race is Made-For-TV-Drama

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking and Elliot Spagat | Oct 22
A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

Audio Surfaces of Potty-Mouthed Bristol Palin's Account of Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 22
An audio account of the Palin family drunken brawls shows that daughter Bristol is more comfortable with the "f-bomb" than the paso doble.

SC Republican Calls Gays 'Gremlins' in Facebook Rant

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
A congressional Republican candidate from South Carolina is making headlines Tuesday after he called same-sex couples "gremlins" in a recent Facebook post.

Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

Proseutor: No Sex Harassment Charges for DeMaio

POLITICS | By Elliot Spagat | Oct 21
Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.