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  • Huckabee on Hillary: A 'policy genius' without Bill's charm

    Former Arkansas governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee met with a group of reporters this morning at a hotel outside Washington. The conversation covered a wide range of topics — more on that in a later report — but when asked about 2016 Democratic frontrunner...

  • Brown, Shaheen tied in New Hampshire

    A CNN/ORC poll released Monday morning found in a poll of likely voters, 48 percent backed Brown and 48 percent backed Shaheen, the Granite State's popular former governor who is vying for a second term.

  • US stocks mostly lower as investors wait on Fed

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,999 as of noon Eastern time Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five...

  • Obama sips tea, not coffee

    President Obama is an anomaly in a town that runs on coffee. Apparently, he gets his caffeine fix from tea instead.

  • Holder announces program to counter homegrown ISIS threat

    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  • ZF buying TRW Automotive for about $11.74B

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — German automotive transmission maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for $11.74 billion, a move that creates the world's second-largest auto supplier. The deal, with a total value of about $13.5 billion including the assumption of TRW's debt,...

  • Sen. Kay Hagan expands lead in North Carolina Senate race: Poll

    North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan has opened up a 9-point lead over her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, according to a new poll released Monday.

  • Sheldon Adelson and Bill Ackman: Billionaires for Big Government dominate K Street

    When billionaires spend big on lobbyists in D.C. these days, the prize they seek is more regulation — which will enrich them. Hedge fund honcho William Ackman and casino king Sheldon Adelson stand above the rich guy crowd as far as lobbying, according to Tess VandenDolder of In The Capital:...

  • U.S. tax system ranks near bottom among developed nations

    The United States has the third least competitive tax system among developed nations, according to a new ranking of countries' tax codes.

  • CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that "now is the time to prepare," has issued a six-page Ebola "checklist" to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

  • Bleak chic: Urban Outfitters incurs wrath of the Internet with 'blood splattered' Kent State sweatshirt

    Urban Outfitters came under fire Monday after online users discovered the "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt," a sun-faded cotton sweatshirt apparently spattered in fake blood.

  • Voting has already begun in North Carolina

    There are only 50 days left until this year's midterm elections -- but voting has already begun in some states.

  • Closing Guantanamo Bay on track for first time

    It will take a few more years and a congressional change of heart, but President Obama's promise to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay naval base is now on a timeline to take place before he leaves office.

  • Sanders gets warm reception in Iowa

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, spoke Sunday evening at an event not far from Hillary Clinton's visit to the state.

  • Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah came after dozens of activists began a hunger strike last...



From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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