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File photo of Democratic nominee Clay Aiken taking a pictures with a constituent after a campaign forum in Cary North Carolina First Draft: Another Fence-Jumper at the White House Rare correction made in Justice Ginsburg’s dissent on Texas voter ID law
 
File photo of Democratic nominee Clay Aiken taking a pictures with a constituent after a campaign forum in Cary North Carolina

‘American Idol’ singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

By Colleen Jenkins ASHEBORO N.C. (Reuters) – "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it. Polls and pundits suggest Aiken, a Democrat running in […]

Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $ 60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music. After all, a guy who loves Wrangler jeans and Carhartt coats as much as Bruce Rauner does would probably enjoy blasting a good […]

The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster

Extremist Republicans turned their government into a lab experiment of tax cuts and privatization. And now they may be losing control of one of the reddest states in the nation. Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

First Draft: Another Fence-Jumper at the White House

A man jumped the White House fence but was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Rare correction made in Justice Ginsburg’s dissent on Texas voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court made a rare correction on Wednesday to an error in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s scathing dissent of the majority opinion on Texas’ controversial voter ID law — a dissent that had been highly touted by critics of the law. Full News here – FOX News

What Women Want

23 October 2014

Gail Collins, New York TimesWomen are big this election season. No group is more courted. It’s great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Obama: 2014 Democrats “Are All Folks Who Vote With Me” And “Have Supported My Agenda” – Politics Informer Video

23 October 2014

Obama: 2014 Democrats “Are All Folks Who Vote With Me” And “Have Supported My Agenda” (October 20, 2014) Video Rating: 3 / 5

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Bret Baier Breaks Down Senate Balance Of Power

23 October 2014

BRET BAIER: Based on the RealClearPolitics average of polls, the Republicans are posed to pick up in Alaska, in Montana, in South Dakota, in Colorado, even though that is a tight race, it is trending towards the Republicans, you have to give it to them if the race were held today. The same is true […]

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The Great Midterm Divide on Race & Gender

23 October 2014

Ronald Brownstein, AtlanticThe safest prediction one can make about this year’s congressional elections is that the voters who decide them will look very different from the ones who settled the 2012 presidential contest. The share of minorities and, especially, young people in the electorate will almost certainly decline; the proportion of whites and, especially, seniors […]

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Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in Chicago

Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

23 October 2014

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) – A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said […]

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Obama on Canada: “We Don’t Yet Have All The Information About What Motivated The Shooting”

23 October 2014

QUESTION: Can you say something about Canada? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Oh, thank you very much. I appreciate — thank you. I had a chance to talk with Prime Minister Harper this afternoon. Obviously, the situation there is tragic. Just two days ago, a Canadian soldier had been killed in an attack. We now know that another […]

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President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ben Bradlee during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013.

Remembering Benjamin Bradlee, “One of the Most Respected Newsmen of His Generation”

23 October 2014

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ben Bradlee during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) When he retired as executive editor of the Washington Post, the entire newsroom was on its feet. He'd begun his career at […]

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Air Bag Recalls Trigger New Scrutiny

23 October 2014

A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Watergate Lessons: Bob Woodward and Ben Bradlee on the pressures of investigative reporting

23 October 2014

A conversation with Bob Woodward yesterday reminded me of what a slog the actual reporting was, and how much the business has changed. Full News here – FOX News

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Briefing the President on Shooting in Canada

On the Tragic Shootings in Ottawa, Canada:

23 October 2014

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, updates President Barack Obama on the shooting in Canada prior to his phone call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Oct. 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) After speaking with Prime Minister Stephen Harper by phone, President Obama made the following statement […]

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