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  • Michael McCaul cites ISIS as greatest threat since 9/11

    McCaul spoke with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" and suggested that the president will need Congressional authorization to use military force against the brutal and well-funded terrorist group.

  • John McCain: On ISIS, Obama is 'strangely detached'

    McCain argued that the president's foreign policy is weak on planning, and that his failure to communicate his ends to Congress has kept him from gaining its support and, in turn, developing a muscular response.

  • Ryan, 2012 VP nominee, closes 3-day Florida tour

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice as his vice presidential running mate, is wrapping up a three-day swing through Florida. Ryan is due in Tallahassee, Brandon and Sarasota on Sunday to promote his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea." He made...

  • Is the Louisiana Senate race at a turning point?

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who has repeatedly found a way to win in a predominantly red state, is stuck at the lowest point of her 2014 campaign.

  • Governor's race: How are Ohio households doing?

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Looking at a wide-screen view of Ohio's economy, there are clear signs of economic progress during Republican John Kasich's time as governor. Zooming into the kitchen tables of typical Ohioans brings a fuzzier picture. In the broad view, the state has added jobs and reduced...

  • Longshot primary foe aims for rebuke of Gov. Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Zephyr Teachout says, there wasn't supposed to be a Democratic primary in Andrew Cuomo's New York, where the powerful governor with national ambitions was expected to sweep to a second term. Instead, Cuomo is facing a politically awkward challenge from a woman whose name...

  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. Meet the Koch brothers. (Pronounced like the cola.) Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that there are...

  • This Republican data firm talks to 200,000 voters -- every single month

    The conservative political data firm i360 is polling more than 200,000 registered voters every month in an effort to offer Republicans unparalleled voter turnout capabilities in the midterm elections and beyond. The Democrats have been at the forefront of collecting data on prospective voters...

  • Rick Perry had a good week, but legal troubles remain

    Considering that he was indicted, Rick Perry has had a pretty good week, but it may not last.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenas White House over political office

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., subpoenaed documents about the reopening of President Obama's political office, an operation focused campaign strategy.

  • Is Scott Brown's rise in New Hampshire a good omen for Republicans?

    A new poll suggests Scott Brown could win a Senate race in New Hampshire, for reasons that would be good news for Republicans in other states.

  • Joe Miller's odd non-concession concession

    The U.S. Senate election in Alaska was three days ago, but second-place finisher Joe Miller still hasn't conceded to the winner, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan.

  • Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Minnesota Senate candidate Mike McFadden

    The former New York mayor, who has not been an outsized presence on the campaign trail this year, will co-host the fundraiser for Al Franken's Republican challenger. Tickets are $2,600 per person.

  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing. Two-term Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, who is locked in...

  • Scott Brown pulls even with Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

    The latest results from the WMUR Granite State Poll show the Republican has closed the gap with the Democratic incumbent to within the poll's margin of error.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    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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