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  • US factory orders posted record drop in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. A key category that tracks business investment plans posted a small increase, offering an encouraging sign that factory...

  • ACLU asks court to halt voter ID law

    A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional in April, but the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the law last month after Wisconsin appealed, so the ACLU filed a motion to the highest court.

  • IRS withheld information from hundreds of FOIAs

    A review of IRS compliance with the Freedom of Information Act found the agency intentionally withheld or failed to adequately search for requested information in hundreds of cases.

  • Sabato: Best Dems can hope for is 50-50 Senate as GOP fades in Kansas

    Senate Democrats are on the verge of losing control of the chamber, with the best scenario being a 50-50 split with Vice President Joe Biden on call to break tie votes, according to election analyst Larry Sabato.

  • Supreme Court delays action on same-sex marriage

    The Supreme Court has pushed off making any decisions on hearing same-sex marriage cases this term until Oct. 10.

  • US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent in August, as demand for aircraft plunges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent in August, as demand for aircraft plunges.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business. The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group....

  • New fears terrorists will take over Ebola ravaged countries, plot attacks on U.S.

    With a growing Ebola death rate causing chaos in some countries devastated by the virus, there are rising concerns in Washington that terrorists and terror groups will take advantage and move in to establish new beachheads plot attacks on the United States.

  • Sam Brownback tops fiscal ranking of governors

    The libertarian think tank ranked the Republican Brownback first among governors for his management of taxes and spending, tied with North Carolina's Pat McCrory, also a Republican.

  • New Democratic effort to label Tea Party a 'nightmare' to seniors, women, workers

    With just a month until Election Day, progressives and Democrats are stepping up an effort to warn seniors, women and middle class workers that electing more Republicans, especially those tied to the Tea Party, would be devastating to their interests.

  • In just two weeks, Obama proven completely wrong about Ebola

    On Sept. 16, President Obama visited the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

  • Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell...

  • Secret Service overlooked agents' deceit

    The Secret Service regularly overlooked examples of agents lying in order to avoid undermining their credibility in court, sources say.

  • Fighting heats up in Ukraine as Russia hints at new moves

    Pro-Russian rebels launched a fresh assault on the airport in Donetsk, and Russian prosecutors said they were preparing war crimes charges against Ukraine's defense minister and other officials.

  • European Central Bank adds bond purchases to negative interest rates policy

    The European Central Bank announced its latest effort to stave off a recession in Europe on Thursday, unveiling a new program of large-scale bond purchases and promising to keep interest rates low.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...