McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

...encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," said Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin...lies ahead as lawmakers question how any candidate backed by mainstream Republicans will...Thursday morning, at a closed-door GOP candidate forum ahead of the elections, Rep...
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Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet

...message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president."Murdoch praised Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife as terrific in a tweet Wednesday, adding, "what about a real black President who can properly address...
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Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds

...would be the first liquor store in the city in more than 40 years."I think it's a step in the right direction," said candidate for Bethel City Council Nikki Cirun Hoffman. "I think that it will help our community in so many ways as opposed to not...
Northern bog lemmings at cliff's edge?

...really sporadic; they're not abundant anywhere."The northern bog lemming's journey within the USFWS is just beginning, Candidate & Classification Coordinator Krishna Gifford, who works for the Northeast Region of the USFWS, wrote in an email. Ninety-day...
Familiar, fresh faces for school board

...results showed Story, 500 votes ahead of the second-closest candidate, was the clear favorite of Juneau voters. She received 2...Mackey, with 2,006, according to preliminary results.Candidate Jason Hart was a close fourth with 1,633 votes. Jeff Redmond...
Board considers candidates for Permanent Fund 'pope'

...reaction to the Iranian nuclear deal.Each candidate was asked his or her opinions on's investment strategy and the candidate's background. Questions were provided...this to be a thoughtful process."Each candidate appeared to play to his or her strengths...
S. Carolina cleans up, but worries remain

...President Barack Obama, freeing up money and resources. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, promised not "to ask for a penny more than we need" and criticized other lawmakers for seeking financing for unrelated...
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Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

...six.For Democrats, gun control could be a key difference. "I don't think the Democratic Party is going to nominate a candidate who is lukewarm on addressing the epidemic of gun violence," said Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a Clinton supporter...
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Fisk unseats incumbent Sanford for mayor

...was happy to have won his seat for the second time, but he was also happy to have been challenged. For a while during the candidate filing period, it appeared as he was going to be running unopposed."It was nice having more than just me for an option...
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