Pressured by state and local officials, Democratic leaders in Congress are slowing their drive to revamp the nation's voting systems.
Their appeals were met by rebukes from lawmakers of both parties, who warned that time was running out.
The senator faces skepticism among older and married women, according to the latest Times / CBS News poll.
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Israel released more than 250 Palestinian prisoners, of 10,000 held, to bolster Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president. Above, men waited at the Ketziot prison today.
Liberal Turks are pledging votes to religious politicians as well as a new array of independents in Sunday's election.
The success of Tommy John surgery among major leaguers has prompted young pitchers to push for it.
The agreement would ban contributions from registered lobbyists and reduce the amount most donors can give.
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