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Ebola diagnosis for 2nd Texas hospital worker raising questions over virus battle plan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:01am
Confirmation that a second Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola is raising questions over whether the hospital and federal health officials really have a handle on containing the virus.
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Oregon Republicans to file ethics complaints on Democratic Gov. Kitzhaber and fiancée

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:54am
The Oregon Republican Party plans to file a complaint on Wednesday with the state’s Government Ethics Commission naming Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes.
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Federal workers abuse purchase cards at public expense

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:10am
Federal employees are running amok with government credit cards, making thousands of personal purchases at the public’s expense.
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Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:47am
The University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies gives gift cards to middle school students who participate in a controversial sex education program.
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GOP brass stand by House candidate DeMaio in wake of sexual harassment claims

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:31am
In the city where Bob Filner was forced to resign as mayor under a cloud of harassment claims, the Republican candidate for Congress – Carl DeMaio – is facing his own salacious accusations that have scrambled the race in its closing days.
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Obama finds a place to campaign: Connecticut

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:24am
The Connecticut governor, like many other Democrats in this midterm election, is locked in a dead-heat re-election race. But Malloy is daring to do something few other vulnerable Democrats would do -- campaign with President Barack Obama.
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It's Hillary's Party: Are the Democrats already abandoning Obama?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:00am
With Barack Obama in the most embattled phase of his presidency, you can feel the center of gravity shifting. 
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Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:57am
Dozens of American troops were exposed to chemical weapons stockpiled by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein between 2004 and 2011, while the U.S. government kept the discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from fellow troops and military doctors, according to a published report. 
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Obama expected to name AG nominee after midterms, setting up lame-duck battle

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:00am
President Obama plans to wait on nominating a new attorney general to replace Eric Holder until shortly after the November election, setting up a likely battle in a lame-duck session despite calls from Republicans to wait even longer -- until the new Senate is seated.
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Main contenders in La. Senate race square off in TV debate

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:45pm
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu framed Louisiana's Senate election as a referendum on her three terms in office, not the policies of President Barack Obama.
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Romney leads among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucusgoers in new poll

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:55pm
Despite the 2012 Republican nominee’s continued assertions that he will not run for president again, Romney is still the top pick for likely Iowa Republican 2016 caucusgoers, according to a new poll. 
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Krauthammer: Grimes' refusal to say if she voted for Obama is 'preposterous'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:54pm
Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' refusal to say whether she voted for President Obama is "preposterous" - but added that the tight race is a sign that Republicans may not be easily poised to take over the Senate in November.

 

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New York Times selling trips to Iran: A geopolitical disgrace

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:30pm
Even in an era when media outlets sell access to their journalists at conferences and on cruises, a new promotion by the New York Times is truly troubling. The destination is Iran. 
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New Benghazi indictment confirms computers with classified information stolen

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:06pm
An indictment Tuesday of a Libyan militant already behind bars for the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans confirms that computers with sensitive and classified information were stolen from the consulate during the assault.
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GOP candidate Brown takes first poll lead in New Hampshire Senate race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:01pm
Brown, a former Massachusetts senator, led Shaheen by 1 point in a New England College poll released Tuesday. 
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Supreme Court blocks parts of Texas abortion law

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:44pm
The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state's abortion facilities.
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Judge blocks Wis. law used in Walker probe

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:34pm
A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.
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Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:24pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.
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Senate Dem campaign arm stops running ads in Kentucky race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:21pm
In a statement, the committee says it has spent more than $2 million in Kentucky and is still funding get-out-the-vote operations. 
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Libertarian candidate in Iowa Senate race killed in plane crash

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:36pm
The Libertarian candidate running in the hotly contested Iowa Senate race died Monday night in a plane crash.
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