Politics

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  1. Can this man save California's GOP?
    Andrew Romano

    Can this man save California's GOP?

  2. Obama taps former Biden aide Ron Klain as ‘Ebola czar’
    Olivier Knox

    Obama taps former Biden aide Ron Klain as ‘Ebola czar’

  3. On the back of a Harley, John Walsh reflects on what could have been
    Chris Moody

    On the back of a Harley, John Walsh reflects on what could have been

  4. Obama annoyed by weak Ebola response from France, Italy and others
    Olivier Knox

    Obama annoyed by weak Ebola response from France, Italy and others

  5. Let's change the way we choose the vice president
    Matt Bai

    Let's change the way we choose the vice president

  6. Obama: Feds must tackle Ebola 'in a much more aggressive way'
    Olivier Knox

    Obama: Feds must tackle Ebola 'in a much more aggressive way'

  7. Republicans ramp up pressure for travel ban on citizens of nations affected by Ebola
    Jon Ward

    Republicans ramp up pressure for travel ban on citizens of nations affected by Ebola

  8. GOP senators who opposed Obama 'czars' now want one for Ebola
    Meredith Shiner

    GOP senators who opposed Obama 'czars' now want one for Ebola

  9. Is Cory Gardner’s nice-guy persona enough to win in Colorado?
    Colorado

    Is Cory Gardner’s nice-guy persona enough to win in Colorado?

  10. Obama’s war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve
    Olivier Knox

    Obama’s war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

  • How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

    The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic…

    Yahoo News
  • Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, ‘I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine’

    Ann Romney says Russia wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine had her husband Mitt been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, “I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin…

    Yahoo News
  • U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

    By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The…

    Reuters
  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

    (Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola

    By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government's response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks against President Barack Obama and his fellow…

    Reuters
  • Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

    By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down Wyoming's gay…

    Reuters
  • F-16 pilots OK after midair collision over Kansas

    Two Oklahoma Air National Guard pilots escaped serious injury after their F-16 jets collided in midair near Moline, Kan., during a training flight.

    Yahoo News
  • Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months

    Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, Tennessee, was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly stalking and assaulting his neighbor, police said.

    Yahoo News
  • Can this man save California's GOP?

    California GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari may or may not believe that he can beat Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown. But what he does believe is even more grandiose and improbable than that. He believes he's on the verge of remaking the entire Golden State GOP in his own image. The crazy…

    Yahoo News
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embraces 'Notorious R.B.G.' Tees

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rap name is the Notorious R.B.G. At least, that’s what her fans on Tumblr call her. Ginsburg recently praised the Tumblr page and admitted she owns a few Notorious R.B.G. t-shirts. “I think a law clerk told me about this Tumblr...

    ABC News
  • Sweden Expands Hunt for Suspected Russian Sub

    MOSCOW — Sweden is widening its search for what may be a distressed Russian submarine in the waters near Stockholm. Authorities today ordered all ships to leave the large cluster of some 30,000 islands where the vessel was possibly spotted. A no fly zone has...

    ABC News
  • Obama Admits His Credit Card Got Rejected

    Presidents, they’re just like us. Speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, President Obama today admitted that his credit card was recently rejected. “I went to a restaurant up in New York during the UN General Assembly and my credit card was rejected....

    ABC News
  • Michelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michelle Obama is trying to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.

    Associated Press9 mins ago
  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • Gary Hart named envoy to Northern Ireland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Thousands of Gov. Walker-related emails released

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was a county executive were released Tuesday, prompting allegations from Walker and other Republicans that the timing two weeks…

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Ex-Senators Breaux and Lott confirm lobbying for Russian bank on Ukraine sanctions

    A new filing says two former senators were part of a team that earned $150,000 for roughly a month of work.

    Center for Public Integrity
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  • Energy Department inspector blocked from probing dismissal of Hanford engineer

    Inspector says DOE contracts allowed access to key documents, but Hanford contractors refused to provide them

    Center for Public Integrity