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Ex-California state senator to begin jail term for fraud, perjury

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former California state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying to cover up the fact that he lived outside the district he represented was due to surrender to authorities on Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail term. Roderick Wright, one of three Democrats in […]

High Anxiety, Low Expectations as Vote Nears

Susan Page, USA Today Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

For Longshot Candidates, Wheels on the Bus Keep Going Round

Charlie Hardy, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, is trailing his opponent by 40 points, according to a recent poll, seemingly putting him out of contention in the race. He is undaunted. “It is hard to tell what is going to happen on Tuesday,” Mr. Hardy said while on the road in a 1970 Crown […]

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) speaks during a campaign event in Charlotte

Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina

By Colleen Jenkins GREENSBORO N.C. (Reuters) – The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's lead has faded in the final stretch before the Nov. […]

Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns

In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates focused on repeal or offered alternatives. Full News here – NYT > Politics

USDA pays $17,500 for college students to wear fat vests

31 October 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $ 17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.” Full News here – FOX News

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Judge Approves California City’s Bankruptcy-Exit Plan

31 October 2014

The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., ruled the city can exit court protection after slashing payments to bondholders and raising taxes in order to avoid cutting pensions. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Hillary Clinton Jobs Remark Makes Cameo In House Debate

31 October 2014

Hillary Clinton’s comment that businesses don’t create jobs made a cameo in a House debate Thursday evening. Republican Rick Allen, who owns a construction company, attacked incumbent Rep. John Barrow’s (D-Ga.) record by invoking the former secretary of state and President Barack Obama. “I mean I know that our president and Mrs. Clinton have both […]

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Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

31 October 2014

The president hasn’t set foot since 2012 in the state that launched his presidential career, but Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for an open Senate seat there, frequently invokes him as though he were running alongside her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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What You Need to Know About New Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs

31 October 2014

Yesterday, the Administration announced new regulations to protect students at career colleges from ending up with student loan debt that they cannot pay. The new rules will ensure that career colleges improve outcomes for students — or risk losing access to federal student aid. To qualify for federal student aid, the law requires that most for-profit programs and certificate […]

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FCC Plans More Power Over Broadband

31 October 2014

The head of the FCC is laying the groundwork for expanding the agency’s authority over broadband providers, but would still allow them to cut deals with content companies for special access. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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It Won’t Be Obama’s Fault If Dems Lose

31 October 2014

Brian Beutler, The New RepublicDemocrats have known that 2014 would be a challenging election cycle since November 2008, when, buoyed by an economic crisis that began under an unpopular Republican president, they managed to capture Senate seats in Republican strongholds like Alaska and North Carolina, and hang on to seats in conservative-trending states like Arkansas […]

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GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration exec action

31 October 2014

The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. Full News here – FOX News

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A Referendum on Competence

31 October 2014

Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostIs this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but itÂ’s not.First, like all U.S. elections, itÂ’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President ObamaÂ’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – […]

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U.S. President Obama makes a statement about Syria in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington

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

31 October 2014

By Patricia Zengerle 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. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress […]

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