More 2014 midterms Articles

  • US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The rebound reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department followed a sharp 2.1 percent...

  • The months around the government shutdown posted the best economic growth of the recovery

    Last year's government shutdown coincided with the strongest economic growth of the economic recovery, data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday show.

  • Charge: 'Clintons turned the State Department into a racket to line their own pockets'

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are under fire today after State Department documents showed that it rubber-stamped the former president's expansive and sometimes high-priced overseas speaking engagements while his wife was in charge of foreign policy with many of those nations.

  • Top Senate Republican calls for repealing union-backed wage law

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.

  • Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields —...

  • Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy...

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: Will Paul Ryan skip 2016?

    Rumors are flying about who could launch a bid for president in 2016, but Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan might skip the race. Senior Congressional Correspondent David Drucker explains why in this latest installment of WEX BackStory.

  • AP NewsAlert

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian official: 15 dead, more than 150 wounded in strike on busy Gaza market.

  • Paul Ryan: 'No confidence or faith' Obama will do his job on immigration

    Influential Rep. Paul Ryan said "There is just no confidence or faith" that President Obama will enforce new immigration laws.

  • WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

    NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed. It still beat Wall Street expectations, and the nation's second-biggest health insurer raised its profit expectations for the year. Its shares fell in...

  • Same-sex marriage vs. motherhood

    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.

  • Economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2014

    U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday morning. Real GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate, beating analysts' expectations and marking a sharp swing back toward economic expansion after the first quarter's contraction.

  • The July Crisis of 1914 echoes the modern phrase 'leading from behind'

    Military historian A. A. Nofi told me that in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm definitely believed the Austrians had won the diplomatic struggle over the murder of Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand. However, he failed "to fully grasp that the Austrians wanted a war to crush the Serbs."

  • Want a real anti-poverty plan? Stop amnesty!

    It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.

  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act harms scientific research

    Markets do not automatically taint science. As with every other service the market provides, it is the anti-capitalist attitude that does more harm.



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