All politics are local as Chicago mayor’s race casts shadow over governor, Senate races

Chicago mayor’s race casts shadow over state races

Mass. gubernatorial race turns into courtroom thriller amid charges of espionage, conspiracy

Mass. governor race turns into courtroom thriller

After summer of gloom, Democrats see glimmers of hope for Election Day

Democrats see glimmers of hope in election gloom

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel literature prize a platform for Vargas Llosa’s combative political activism

Nobel a platform for outspoken Vargas Llosa

First lady to join Obama at Oct. 17 rally, fundraiser in Ohio for first joint campaign event

First lady to join Obama for Ohio appearances

Up close and personal, candidates hit each other hard in debates as campaigns race to climax

Insult time, face to face, in campaign’s debates

IOC president invites Israelis, Palestinians for talks on travel restrictions for athletes

IOC president invites Israel, Palestine for talks

VP Biden attending fundraiser for Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri’s US Senate race

Biden raising money for Carnahan Senate bid in Mo.

Nevada Supreme Court rules Senate candidate Ashjian’s name should stay on midterm ballot

Nev. Supreme Court: Ashjian’s name stays on ballot

Government employees punch in and out of taxpayer service in run-up to Election Day

Government employees punch in and out to politick

Close races, late tallies could prolong fight for control of Congress, keep key races in limbo

Fight for Congress could last past Election Day

4 candidates for Rhode Island governor to meet in 1st TV debate of general election

4 candidates for RI gov. to meet in 1st TV debate

Democrat Ellsworth resumes campaign ads in Ind. Senate race as poll shows him behind GOP Coats

Ellsworth resumes ads as poll shows him behind

Japan says argument over maritime clash with China over; dispute over islands remains

Japan says maritime spat with China over

BRUSSELS — Japan declared an end Tuesday to a dispute with China over a high-seas collision last month and the two countries agreed to resume exchanges and projects that had been stopped because of the incident.

NJ Gov. Christie rallies GOP at fundraiser in Iowa, key destination for presidential hopefuls

NJ governor rallies fellow Republicans in Iowa

Skeletons, dirt, embarrassments _ political foes working overtime to surprise rivals

Skeletons, dirt _ it’s the election’s homestretch

Kiev, Warsaw and Donetsk to host 5 games as UEFA finalizes Euro 2012 match schedule

UEFA finalizes schedule for Euro 2012

MINSK, Belarus — European soccer’s governing body finalized the schedule for the 2012 European Championship on Monday, seemingly relieving fears that all eight venue cities would not be ready to host games.

Del. Senate nominee O’Donnell claimed in 2006 debate that China was planning to take over US

O’Donnell said China plotting to take over US

Democratic National Committee raises more than $16 million in September; top for 2010

DNC raises more than $16 million in September

Making it clear: McCain tells New Hampshire veterans he won’t be running for president again

McCain to NH vets: Won’t run for president again

A month to Election Day, Dems all but write off 3 Senate seats and at least 6 House races

Dems, GOP recalibrate strategy a month to election

Nobel experts predict low-key peace prize after Obama stunner

Nobel experts predict low-key prize after Obama

Independent candidate Cahill continuing Mass. gubernatorial campaign after top staff defects

Mass. independent vows to stay in governor’s race

Mass. independent gubernatorial candidate loses running mate, who is endorsing GOP nominee

Mass. independent candidate loses running mate

Americans tread water in gulf between rich, poor

Americans tread water in gulf between rich, poor

Obama rallies youth vote that boosted his 2008 run with fiery speech at hip hop concert/rally

Obama charges up young voters at concert/rally

Hundreds of groups advocating job creation plan ‘One Nation’ march in Washington

Groups plan march for jobs, justice in DC

WASHINGTON — Groups pushing for progressive policies will gather in the nation’s capital this weekend for a march aimed at recapturing momentum for their agenda and mobilizing supporters before next month’s midterm elections.

Commonwealth Games chief executive Hoooper burned in effigy in New Delhi

Event exec burned in effigy at Commonwealth Games

And they’re out! Congress flees unfinished business, partisan sniping, for campaign trail

And they’re out! Congress flees DC to campaign

Poll finds Calif. gov’s race tied, US Senate race close, marijuana measure above 50 percent

Poll finds close races for Calif. gov, Senate

UN summit ends with Swiss leader’s call for action beyond rhetoric

UN summit ends with call to action beyond rhetoric

GOP write-in gives Mass. Democrat who lost Senate race surprise opponent for attorney general

GOP write-in creates surprise hurdle for Mass. AG

In heartland backyards, Obama takes voters’ questions, hits GOP, implores Dems to keep faith

In Obama’s backyard visits, GOP is the absent foe

SD GOP Sen. Thune says he’s looking at 2012 presidential, but no decision before next year

SD GOP Sen. Thune looking at 2012 presidential run

With GOP having energy on its side, Obama seeks to fire up Democrats with rallies, a scolding

Obama both rallies, scolds Dems in campaign trip

Israeli foreign minister calls for intermediate peace agreement with Palestinians, land swaps

Israeli calls for intermediate peace agreement

In backyards and college quads, Obama rallies Democrats and warns that GOP would be worse

In backyards and on campus, Obama rallies Dems

McCain emphasizes border security, Glassman pushes comprehensive immigration overhaul

McCain emphasizes border security during debate

Palestinian leader says Israel must choose between peace or continuation of settlements

Abbas says settlements block Mideast peace deal

Iranian leader says Tehran would consider halting higher enrichment if it gets nuclear fuel

Ahmadinejad says Iran may end higher enrichment

African Union asks Security Council to delay genocide prosecution of Sudan’s president

Africans ask UN to delay al-Bashir prosecution

AP-GfK Poll: Both parties disliked, Democrats struggle to overcome election enthusiasm gap

AP-GfK Poll: GOP more fired up as elections near

Senate winners in Delaware, Illinois, West Virginia will take office 2 months early

3 new senators to take office 2 months early

Bayh says fellow Democrat Ellsworth is right person to replace him in US Senate from Indiana

Bayh: Ellsworth right choice for Ind. Senate seat

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