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The Great Midterm Divide on Race & Gender

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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Bret Baier Breaks Down Senate Balance Of Power

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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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

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”

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”

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

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

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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