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  • 'Too big to fail' could be slapped on more non-banks

    It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.

  • Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline

    The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congress’ consent by the end of the summer.

  • SEC is going easy on fraud: commissioner

    Luis Aguilar, one of the five SEC commissioners, issued an unusual dissent to the SEC's punishment of an accountant, calling the decisions a "wrist slap at best."

  • U.K. raises terrorist threat level

    The U.K. in response to a threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raised its terrorist attack warning system to the second highest level Friday from substantial to severe, which carries the warning that a terrorist attack is "highly likely."

  • Wife of Rep. Andy Harris dies suddenly

    The wife of Maryland’s sole Republican House member has died. Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, wife of Rep. Andy Harris, died suddenly on Thursday, according to the congressman’s office.

  • Obama taps Arkansas utility chief for FERC

    President Obama tapped Colette Honorable, the Democratic utility regulatory chief in Arkansas who's earned praise from both sides of the aisle in Washington, as nominee for commissioner at the federal electric grid regulator.

  • Fort Hood shooter asks to join ISIS

    The former Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, has written a letter asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Fox News reported.

  • 'No strategy' a gift-wrapped gaffe that could haunt Obama

    Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once.

  • Democrats' hopes of backlash over 'deserter' Burger King are dashed

    Republicans on Capitol Hill are feeling no pressure to thwart those companies whom Democrats label corporate "deserters."

  • Utah governor distances himself from pro-polygamy court ruling

    Gov. Gary Herbert's comment came in the wake of a ruling by a federal judge in favor of the polygamous family featured on TLC's show "Sister Wives."

  • Utah's same-sex marriage ban headed to SCOTUS?

    A year after the nation's highest court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three couples are pushing for a similar review of same-sex marriage bans on the books in Utah and other states. 

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Chasm divides parties on climate change

    Democrats ranked climate change as the most pressing global problem facing the U.S., while Republicans find it the least urgent, a poll said.

  • Does Landrieu live in Louisiana?

    Sen. Mary Landrieu does not have a house of her own in Louisiana, the state she represents in the Senate, but instead claims to live at her parents' address in New Orleans, according to reports.

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

    Obama has been under pressure to expand U.S. bombings from Iraq to Syria, but his advisers remain divided about the prospect of military intervention there.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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