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  • Illinois term limit battle could end Friday

    Illinois Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's last chance at getting term limits on the November ballot may come to an end Friday.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • This time around, Rick Perry rolls his sleeves up

    Gov. Rick Perry is working a little harder as his second presidential campaign gets underway.

  • Gov. Scott promises to raise school funding again

    MIAMI (AP) — Hammered by his chief rival over cuts to school budgets, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday made an election-year promise to boost money for public schools if he's re-elected. Scott vowed to recommend a roughly $700 million increase to public schools for 2015 — which would push...

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to run for...

  • GOP candidates face financial disparity in California state elections

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – As Novembers nears, Democratic incumbents seeking re-election have armed themselves with millions of dollars, while their Republican counterparts continue to fall behind financially. At the end of the last report session on July 24, Gov. Jerry Brown had...

  • Rich hopes voters will choose the 'real Democrat'

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Sen. Nan Rich is hoping a solid lifetime record as a Democrat, 28 months of campaigning and outreach to the hardcore grassroots of her party are enough to overcome the name recognition and millions of dollars raised by Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat...

  • Quinn, Rauner set on 3 traditional debates

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner bickered Wednesday about the number and what constituted a debate. What was clear was that both candidates locked into one of the nation's...

  • N.C. U.S. Senate race: Tillis catching up to Hagan in polls, still trailing financially

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Although he continues to trail in money raised, state Rep. Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, is only trailing the Democratic incumbent by four points, the latest poll shows. North Carolina voters favor Hagan to Tillis...

  • Alaska U.S. Senate race: Former AG secures GOP nomination

    JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The former attorney general of Alaska secured the Republican U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday evening, earning the right to face the incumbent Democrat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Dan Sullivan collected 40 percent of the vote. His Republican rivals,...

  • US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help a Republican preferred by the establishment in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country. The powerful business group is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars behind...

  • Rob Astorino offers to debate Andrew Cuomo's primary foe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says that if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to debate his Democratic Primary opponent, liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout, then he'll do it himself. Astorino, the Westchester County executive, took the unusual step of...

  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob...

  • Scientists meet with Gov. Scott on climate change

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday are convinced that climate change is real, but what they are less sure about is whether the governor believes them. The scientists had 30 minutes to make a presentation in Scott's office and the first seven minutes...

  • Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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