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Five must-follow races for the midterms

While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, it's also the unofficial start to the campaign season.

That means if you turn on your TV, expect to see more -- and nastier -- political advertisements. In fact, Elizabeth Wilner, senior vice president ...

Obama in Wis.

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Obama: 'I'd join a union'

President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet on America's workers."

Eric Cantor

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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

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Teachers Attend Holiday Picnic

Members of the California Teachers Association enjoyed Labor Day picnics throughout the state.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

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Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized.

Dianne Feinstein

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Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-I...

Paul McCartney

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McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote on independence next month.

Other famous signatories to the so-called "Letter to Sco...

Bob McDonnell

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Arguments wrap trial of former Gov. McDonnell

Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are accused of conspiring to commit corruption after accepting money loans from a person hoping to gain the governor's influential sup...

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling ...

Mitch McConnell walking in Capitol

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Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

"With a heavy hear...

Al Gore

Reuters

5 U.S. leaders and words that tripped them up

Speaking off the cuff is always a bit of a tightrope act for the occupant of the nation's highest office, and even more so when it's in front of a room of reporters.

President Barack Obama teetered on that high wire Thursday when he said that he and h...

Xi Jinping China

Reuters

Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic...

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Labor Day marks unofficial start of election season

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Male senator to female colleague: 'I like my girls chubby'

In her new book, Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York discusses what it's…

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Obama: No ISIS strategy yet

President Barack Obama said that he is soliciting "a range of options" about what…

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Who is 'Lady Al-Qaeda?'

Find out more about the woman known as "Lady Al-Qaeda," whom ISIS wanted to…

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American freed from Syria speaks

American Peter Theo Curtis thanks those who helped free him after two years of…

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'Death Row Jesus' ads hit airwaves

A new ad campaign hitting several U.S. cities may make you look twice. It's called "…

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out…

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

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Paraglider Rescued After Crash Landing

Santa Barbara City Firefighters had trouble getting to an injured paraglider due to…

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Teachers Attend Holiday Picnic

Members of the California Teachers Association enjoyed Labor Day picnics throughout…

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Workers Labor The Day Away

While some people hit the beach or attended a picnic, plenty of workers labored the…

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Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

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NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

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Paralyzed Extreme Water Sports Enthusiasts Selling Calendars to Raise Money for Rehabilitation

A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now…

Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches,…

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take…

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Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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