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  • Rupert Murdoch would support Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton in 2016

    The billionaire chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox told Fox Business Network Thursday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "would be a very good president."

  • Kansas court rules withdrawn Democratic Senate candidate incapable of serving

    The question of whether Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor can legally withdraw from the race has been decided by the state Supreme Court. And the answer is yes, Taylor can withdraw.

  • Scotland votes 'no' on independence from United Kingdom

    The country will stay a part of the U.K. after 55 percent -- or about 2 million people -- voted against the referendum Thursday.

  • NSA 'taking more risk' handling Islamic State threat post-Snowden

    Constraints created when National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spilled U.S. secrets add new risk to the agency's work when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other threats are making the world more dangerous, intelligence community leaders say.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

    Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes, then pass it in the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress.

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.

  • Senate passes Syria resolution, clearing it for Obama's signature

    The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • House GOP repackages election-year bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved an election-year package of legislation to cut taxes, reduce regulations and boost energy production, including approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The measures adopted Thursday had already been passed by the Republican-controlled House as separate...

  • Democratic men declare war on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has become a liability to her own party due to a string of gaffes, including one recently in Wisconsin that caused Democrats such a headache that she may no longer be welcome to campaign for the gubernatorial race in the...

  • 56 million cards compromised in Home Depot hack

    Home Depot said "criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection" and steal customers' information between April and September.

  • House Democrats blast short session

    House lawmakers are expected to wrap up business Thursday and not return until the "lame duck" session after the Nov. 4 election.

  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies such as reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • Bill would require scholars to disclose foreign cash

    A new bipartisan proposal would require think tank scholars to reveal their monetary connections to foreign governments.

  • Border Patrol may soon wear body cameras

    The test of cameras will be worn beginning Oct. 1 to improve accountability and transparency at Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday. The National Border Patrol Council is expected to oppose the plan.



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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