Politics

  1. Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap
    Liz Goodwin

    Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

  2. Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race
    Colorado

    Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

  3. Holder: 'I wanted to be an activist attorney general'
    Daniel Klaidman

    Holder: 'I wanted to be an activist attorney general'

  4. Modern airpower versus tribal warriors

    Modern airpower versus tribal warriors

  5. White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths
    Michael Isikoff

    White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths

  6. Obama on Syria strikes: War on Islamic State will 'take time'
    Olivier Knox

    Obama on Syria strikes: War on Islamic State will 'take time'

  7. Vice chairman of Arizona Republican Party resigns over birth control comments
    Dylan Stableford

    Vice chairman of Arizona Republican Party resigns over birth control comments

  8. Joni Ernst surges into the lead in Iowa Senate race as GOP 2016 hopefuls come to town
    Jon Ward

    Joni Ernst surges into the lead in Iowa Senate race as GOP 2016 hopefuls come to town

  9. Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat
    Holly Bailey

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

  10. Official: Some Americans who fought in Syria have returned
    Olivier Knox

    Official: Some Americans who fought in Syria have returned

  • Secret Service director resigns under fire

    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18…

    Reuters
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  • White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breach

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers…

    Reuters
  • Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

    By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial…

    Reuters
  • Ex-madam turned NYC political candidate gets two years prison after drug plea

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kristin Davis, a one-time Manhattan madam who claimed to have supplied prostitutes to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and campaigned against him last year for city comptroller, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for selling prescription…

    Reuters
  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.

    Yahoo News
  • Secret Service chief Pierson resigns amid security breach scandal

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, appointed to fix the embattled agency in the wake of several scandals, has resigned after a dramatic Sept. 19 incident in which a fence-jumper got deep into the White House before being stopped.

    Yahoo News
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  • Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

    Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who commit similar crimes — an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.

    Yahoo News
  • Senior Congressional Democrat on Secret Service Director: 'This Lady Has to Go'

    After sleeping on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s testimony, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is calling for Pierson’s resignation. “The president is not well served. … I think this lady has to go – Ms....

    ABC News
  • Broad Backing for Air Strikes on ISIS; Less for US Forces as Advisers in Iraq

    Seven in 10 Americans support air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, but far fewer back sending U.S. forces to Iraq as advisers – evidence in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll of the political risks of returning U.S. soldiers to that volatile region....

    ABC News
  • Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S.

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  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

    Associated Press
  • Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

    Associated Press
  • US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.

    Associated Press
  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

    Associated Press
  • 12 things to know about who’s trying to influence your vote in 2014

    If you watch TV you've seen an unbelievable number of political ads asking for your vote. Do you know who is paying for those ads, and why?

    Center for Public Integrity
  • McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws

    Governor cites Center’s State Integrity Investigation in announcing new initiative.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Marine Corps settles dispute with whistleblower

    Scientific adviser Franz Gayl, whose protests forced the Corps to buy costly MRAPs, is appointed to a new commission on whistleblowers.

    Center for Public Integrity