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  • U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

    Fri Oct 31 05:14:19 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.






  • Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

    Fri Oct 31 05:08:18 2014 | Source: Reuters

    ARVADA Colorado (Reuters) - Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well.
  • Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

    Fri Oct 31 03:23:17 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday.






  • 'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections

    Fri Oct 31 01:02:38 2014 | Source: Reuters

    PORTLAND Me. (Reuters) - Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week's elections, in a speech at one of the few voter rallies he is attending.
  • Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Fri Oct 31 00:12:29 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst each garnering the support of 45 percent of likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.






  • RNC pushes back on Rand Paul

    Thu Oct 30 15:42:04 2014 | Source: The Hill

    Spokesman insists Kentuckian's complaint that party's brand "sucks" is unfair.
  • A Fitting Sendoff for Ben Bradlee

    Thu Oct 30 10:38:39 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Dana Milbank, Washington Post
    Ben Bradlee had a good life — and a great funeral.It was, for one thing, almost certainly the first time the word “dickhead” was invoked in a service at Washington National Cathedral. And not once, but twice.
  • When 'Bumpkins' are Smarter than the Elites

    Thu Oct 30 10:36:55 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Heather Wilhelm, RCP
    If you want a quick, potent illustration of the distance many coastal political insiders feel from the average American, you can’t do much better than Mark Leibovich’s piece in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Titled “The Bumpkinization of the Midterm Elections,” the article bemoans the “countless candidates” across the country—largely Republican, of course—who “seem determined to tout their fitness” for solving our nation’s pressing problems “by trying to out-bumpkin one another.”A “bumpkin,” as Merriam-Webster elegantly reminds us, is “an awkward and unsophisticated rustic.” Now, if...
  • I'm Proud to Be Gay

    Thu Oct 30 10:35:30 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Tim Cook, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
    Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.
  • Time Running Out for Obama on Syria

    Thu Oct 30 10:33:57 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Jamie Detmer, The Daily Beast
    The idea that U.S.-backed Syrian rebels defeat ISIS and force Assad to the negotiating table has absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening on the ground.

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