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  • Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate

    Wed Oct 22 02:11:06 2014 | Source: Reuters

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor.

  • Obama political missteps boost GOP midterm chances

    Tue Oct 21 20:59:24 2014 | Source: The Hill

    Democrats fret as president ties their fate to midterm elections. 
  • Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker 'gutter politics': Congressman

    Wed Oct 22 00:06:13 2014 | Source: Reuters

    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics."
  • Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

    Tue Oct 21 22:33:38 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.

  • More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags

    Tue Oct 21 22:29:43 2014 | Source: Reuters

    DETROIT (Reuters) - The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel is growing, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars.
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    Tue Oct 21 17:05:38 2014 | Source: CNN

    Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.
  • U.S. House panel seeks NHTSA briefing on Takata air bag defects

    Tue Oct 21 20:17:10 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata Corp., a committee aide said on Tuesday.

  • Michelle Obama addresses Braley-Bailey incident

    Tue Oct 21 15:29:51 2014 | Source: CNN

    Democrat Bruce Braley is running a tough campaign against Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa for an open U.S. Senate seat.
  • Republicans Winning the War on Voting

    Tue Oct 21 13:58:19 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Ari Berman, The Nation
    Since the 2010 election, the Republican Party has waged a long and aggressive war on voting. In 2011 and 2012, at least 180 new voting restrictions were introduced in forty-one states, with twenty-seven election changes passing in nineteen states. The attack on voting rights intensified after the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). It freed states with a history of the worst voter suppression from getting approval from the federal government for voting changes.
  • How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism

    Tue Oct 21 06:54:53 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Steve Coll, The New Yorker
    “Citizenfour,” the new documentary about Edward Snowden, by Laura Poitras, is, among other things, a work of journalism about journalism. It opens with quotations from correspondence between Poitras and a new source who identifies himself only as Citizenfour. This source turns out to be Snowden. Soon, Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, at the time a columnist for the Guardian, travel to Hong Kong to meet Snowden in a hotel room.

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