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Detroit bankruptcy center stage in tight Michigan gubernatorial race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:54am
The historic Detroit bankruptcy is playing a lead role in the Michigan gubernatorial race, as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder defends the decision to hand the city and its backbreaking financial problems over to an emergency manager who opened the door to controversial cuts.
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Here’s what won’t stop Ebola: More tiresome Beltway finger-pointing

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:00am
It worries me that the media debate is subtly shifting from how to stop the spread of this terrible disease to that familiar Beltway staple, the blame game.
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Oregon gov's fiancée reportedly helped buy land to grow marijuana in 1997

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:59am
Cylvia Hayes, the fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, jointly bought land intended to be used for an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997, according to a published report. 
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Greg Abbott shrugs off Wendy Davis 'wheelchair' ad, says it's 'her prerogative'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis dug in Monday in the face of heavy criticism for a campaign ad invoking the accident that paralyzed her Republican opponent Greg Abbott from the waist down and left him relying on the use of a wheelchair.
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McConnell, Grimes focus on jobs, coal, Obama in heated Kentucky Senate debate

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
The first-and-only Kentucky Senate debate this season sparked fireworks Monday, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charging that Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes intends to further President Obama's agenda and Grimes accusing the five-term incumbent of being a selfish Washington insider.
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Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
Hillary Clinton called for businesses to collaborate with universities to make higher education more affordable in a $225,000 speech Monday night at the annual University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation dinner.
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Krauthammer: US-led airstrike campaign against ISIS is 'nothing serious'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:23pm
Krauthammer said a concentrated airstrike campaign that could actually drive the militants back was "nowhere to be seen."
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New Hampshire GOP lawmaker calls Dem congresswoman 'ugly'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:18pm
Manchester Rep. Steve Vaillancourt called U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster "ugly as sin" in a blog post last week and compared her to a drag queen.
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McConnell, Grimes focus on jobs, coal, Obama in heated Kentucky Senate debate

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:04pm
The first-and-only Kentucky Senate debate this season sparked fireworks Monday, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charging that Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes intends to further President Obama's agenda and Grimes accusing the five-term incumbent of being a selfish Washington insider.
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Pentagon calls climate change a matter of ‘national security’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:38pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday described climate change as a national security threat -- at a time when the U.S. military is battling the Islamic State in the Mideast, responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and monitoring tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
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Minnesota Independent candidate Hannah Nicollet: Debate exclusion 'violation of trust'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:46pm
Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet calls her exclusion from a governor's race debate "a violation of trust with the state of Minnesota."
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Hillary Clinton to deliver Vegas speech for $225G fee

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:29am
Hillary Clinton is cashing in with a $225,000 speech Monday night at the annual University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation dinner.
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Obama advisers appear at odds over US troop role, as ISIS holds ground

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:00am
Key Obama administration advisers appear at odds over the use of American boots on the ground in Iraq, as Islamic State militants – at the very least – seemed to be holding their own against U.S.-led airstrikes and local security forces.
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Davis, Grimes, Obama vie for 2014 Akin Prize

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:40am
Democrats have been delivering the weapons-grade blunders in the home stretch of the midterm cycle.
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Wendy Davis defends 'wheelchair' ad criticizing paralyzed opponent

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:21am
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis dug in Monday in the face of heavy criticism for a campaign ad invoking the accident that paralyzed her Republican opponent Greg Abbott from the waist down and left him relying on the use of a wheelchair.
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CDC head says more health care workers could have Ebola, despite claiming ‘any hospital’ can handle virus

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:21am
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Monday that other U.S. hospital workers may have Ebola after a Dallas nurse tested positive for the virus, as he vowed to "double down" on training for health care workers -- raising questions about whether he told the truth when he initially assured the public and Congress that U.S. hospitals are capable of treating Ebola patients.
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Romney campaigns for Ernst in Iowa

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:04am
Former Gov. Mitt Romney joined Republican Joni Ernst to help rally her supporters on Sunday night, encouraging them to help get Ernst over the edge in the Iowa Senate race, which remains in a virtual dead heat.
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Chinese institute spreads across US, but some say it also spreads propaganda

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:22am
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
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Turkish official denies report of deal with US to use bases for ISIS strikes

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:13am
A Turkish official has denied reports of an agreement with the United States and Arab allies on using an air base in southern Turkey for operations against the Islamic State group.
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Do Obama’s low approval numbers matter? Why Paul Krugman says no

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:00am
What if low approval ​is the new normal for occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania?
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