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

  • Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

    By Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who for the past…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

    No one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.

    Yahoo 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
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson: White House Intrusion 'Unacceptable'

    She Was Grilled By Lawmakers During House Oversight Hearing

    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 Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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