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  • Political scientists' verdict on the Obama presidency: silence

    Some subjects, it appears, are better left unspoken of.

  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked...

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? Here are some...

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year. The extremist group, which has claimed wide swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared itself a...

  • Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days. Nicaragua's first lady and government...

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit.

  • New Mexico utility plans to request rate increase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric provider plans to ask state regulators to raise rates for their customers. PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure and to make up for a decrease in power consumption. The drop in consumption is...

  • New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a...

  • Demonstrators block train tracks in Everett

    SEATTLE (AP) — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest. Protesters included one person sitting atop a tripod over the tracks,...

  • GOPer's ad backs OTC birth control

    Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner is putting campaign cash behind a conservative argument that's been picking up steam in recent months.

  • Bill Clinton, Usher to raise money for Michelle Nunn

    Former President Bill Clinton has been a popular party surrogate for Democratic candidates this year in Republican-leaning states such as Arkansas and Kentucky -- and, now, Georgia.

  • ACLU celebrates the Constitution with inexplicably bizarre music video

    For us, the YouTube video released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union falls into the "less-than-dignified" category.

  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday. Brett and Naghemeh King were pursued by police after they took 5-year-old Ashya out of a...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Google's corporate products division changes name

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies. The decade-old division responsible for corporate sales is now known as "Google for Work." It had been called Google Enterprise since the Internet company began to redesign email and other...



From the Weekly Standard

  • 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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  • 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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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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