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

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:

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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Amid Missteps, Nation’s Confidence Is Ebbing Steadily

Peter Baker, NYTWASHINGTON — In taking office during two overseas wars and the Great Recession, President Obama set out to restore societyÂ’s frayed faith in its public institutions, saying that the question was not whether government was too big or small, “but whether it works.” Six years later, Americans seem more dubious than ever that […]

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Krauthammer: “People Have A Sense That Things Are Out Of Control”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: When you talk about this sense of disorder, lack of control, I'm not sure how much of that poll question was tongue in cheek. It literally was, "Do you have the feeling that things in the U.S. are out of control?" and the numbers say yes with 64% — two-thirds of the population, […]

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Kansas and Georgia Change the Equation

Charlie Cook, National JournalOctober 20, 2014 The prospects remain very tough for Democrats to hold onto their majority in the Senate, but there is a new scenario emerging—albeit still unlikely—that is turning the majority math a bit on its head.As I have said previously, Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take the […]

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What to Know About the Stark Law and ‘Self-Referral’ – The Short Answer

The federal Stark Law bans doctors from referring Medicare procedures to entities from which they benefit financially, but loopholes allow “self-referral” to proliferate. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie vs. Robert Sarvis Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Virginia Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie vs. Robert Sarvis Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That’s what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college […]

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How Medicare ‘Self-Referral’ Thrives on Loophole

A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’ Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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A campaign banner for presidential candidate Aecio Neves hangs over a plaza in Belo Horizonte

Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

By Brian Winter BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s. They cheered for rival soccer teams, though, and eventually […]

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Krauthammer: ‘Tremendous ideological appeal of ISIS’ could be inspiring lone-wolf attacks

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said that the “tremendous ideological appeal” of the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, could be inspiring jihadists already in Western countries to carry out attacks on their own. Full News here – FOX News

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