By Rebecca Berg | 08/29/14 10:40 PM
Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run. On Wednesday, former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to switching his support for...
By Michael Barone | 08/29/14 08:36 PM
I have never eaten at a McDonald’s in France. But evidently a lot of French men and women do. Business Insider reports that France is McDonald’s most profitable country after the United States. So much for all the French cuisine snobs who lament the presence of McDonald’s in la belle France,...
08/29/14 07:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois....
By Susan Ferrechio | 08/29/14 07:01 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 04:46 PM
The White House announced late Friday that Vice President Joe Biden, often the distant runner-up to Hillary Clinton in 2016 Democratic primary polls, is heading to New Hampshire, home to the first and sometimes deciding primary.
08/29/14 04:30 PM
The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August,...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 04:29 PM
President Obama declared September "National Preparedness Month," a time when he wants the nation to set their own strategy for dealing with a killer crisis -- like climate change.
08/29/14 04:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners. The agreement filed Friday in U.S. District Court...
08/29/14 04:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment.
By David M. Drucker | 08/29/14 04:10 PM
Judge Hollis McGehee sided with Sen. Thad Cochran's legal team. They had asked McGehee to dismiss the case because McDaniel did not file it within the period designated under Mississippi law.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 04:06 PM
President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...
By Mona Charen | 08/29/14 03:52 PM
Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.
By Ed Sykes | 08/29/14 03:50 PM
"You can't completely eliminate extremism anywhere through simply kinetics, through airstrikes alone," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/29/14 03:17 PM
President Obama returned from his vacation earlier this week and went right back to work. On Tuesday, he unveiled new executive actions for veterans' health care, and on Thursday, he addressed the growing problem that is ISIS.
By Philip Klein | 08/29/14 02:26 PM
The inclusion of Sen. Rand Paul among the top tier of possible 2016 presidential candidates has been premised in part on the perception that the Republican electorate has been moving closer to his noninterventionist views on foreign policy.
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