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Obama to campaign for Reid in Nevada

President Obama will travel to Nevada next month to provide some campaign help to embattled Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

The Nevada lawmaker’s office announced Tuesday that the president will make the trip.

The four-term Mr. Reid is in a tight race for re-election. He is facing Republican Sharron Angle, a “tea party”-backed candidate who won the party nomination last week.

Mrs. Angle was in Washington on Tuesday meeting with Republican leaders.


Whitman gives funds to her campaign

SACRAMENTO | Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman has given her campaign for California governor another $20 million, bringing her personal contributions so far to more than $90 million.

Mrs. Whitman’s campaign confirmed the contribution to the Associated Press on Monday, although it had not yet appeared in financial statements filed with the secretary of state’s office.

The billionaire last week won the Republican primary for governor, allowing her to challenge Democrat Jerry Brown in the November general election. Her campaign has spent more than $81 million so far, a record for a California primary.

Mr. Brown has spent just $400,000 and has more than $20 million in the bank.


Congress eyes greater power in cyber-attacks

A senior Department of Homeland Security official thinks the government may have to take “extraordinary measures” in responding to a cyber-attack that affects critical public or privately run computer networks.

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