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The signs went up a bit over a week ago on the little stretch that is the Monmouth Street Business District in proudly blue-collar Gloucester City.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Customers at a northern New Jersey diner will get a side order of politics with their bacon and eggs.
Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read:
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland preservation.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A state board is planning to vote on new rules that would determine how many homes each New Jersey community should have within the financial reach of lower-income residents.
Voters heading to the polls in November will decide a question that's been a familiar presence on state ballots: how to pay for open space.
YORK, Pa. - Stopping in on an early-morning gathering for veterans Thursday, Tom Corbett moved easily through the sea of older men, gripping their arms and crouching down to listen to their war stories.
CHICAGO (AP) - Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress."
As usual, the motherlode for Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates this November isn't in coal country or around the Marcellus Shale.
Gov. Corbett's campaign pulled the image of a smiling black woman from its website Friday after the news organization BuzzFeed reported that she was not a real supporter - but, rather, a model whose image was lifted from a stock photograph.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
Can the Working Families Party, a progressive group that pushed New York City politics to the left and advocates for a higher minimum wage and expanded health care, make it in Philly?
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats' campaign arm on Monday said it raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Let's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House.
CHICAGO (AP) - Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress."
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - To some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.
EVANS, Ga. (AP) - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) - Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation's lowest performing.
YUMA, Colo. (AP) - Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) - On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Bill Clinton kicked off his second campaign swing through Arkansas this month on Friday, as the former president aggressively delved into his home state's politics to boost a slate of candidates with whom he boasts longstanding ties.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democrat Mary Burke argued during a debate Friday in Wisconsin's hotly contested governor's race that Republican incumbent Scott Walker mismanaged Wisconsin's finances, leading to a projected $1.8 billion budget shortfall, and enacted tax cuts that benefited the wealthy over the middle class.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are tapping into Americans' fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument of the 2014 elections.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Candidates in Kentucky's combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell beginning Monday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $700,000 in income last year, a significant jump from 2012.
Harrisburg has never been known as a seat of sanity, but lately it's acting as if under the influence of odd cosmic forces.