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1932 - The Poona Pact between Hindu religious leaders, forced by Mahatma Gandhi's hunger strike, gives new electoral rights to low-caste "untouchables" in India. 1948 - First conference in London of representatives from Britain's African colonies; Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," pleads innocent in Washington to charges of treason.
Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $7.7 million in August and spent almost twice that amount.
A program backed by the Troubled Asset Relief Act has helped more than 550 Oakland County residents remain in their homes. A program that helps Oakland County homeowners pay off delinquent property taxes, interest and fees just received its five-millionth dollar, according to a news release.
Hillary and Bill Clinton's visit to Iowa this weekend for the Harkin Steak Fry generated plenty of headlines, but its political impact may end up being bigger in Kentucky than in the Hawkeye State. That's because the most memorable moment of the steak fry wasn't Hillary's 2016 patter or the effort to boost Bruce Braley , the Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.
Republican Air Force veteran Griffin Dalianis is leading a group of 150 veterans supporting incumbent Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's re-election bid. Dalianis is a former co-chair of veterans committees for Republican presidential nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain.
Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as a leading potential 2016 presidential candidate after years building a brand as a conservative with a libertarian bent who often breaks from his fellow Republicans to criticize foreign military action. However, the rise of the jihadist group Islamic State has left Paul scrambling to simultaneously express support for military action against the group while also trying to maintain his libertarian credentials and criticize President Barack Obama, who has launched strikes on ISIS.
As the government's resident philosopher-prince, Attorney-General George Brandis is fond of words, particularly words from outside the English language. Being a lawyer, he likes to draw upon one of the techniques the legal profession uses to pretend it isn't just another self-interested industry, by quoting Latinisms and terms usually only heard in the rarefied confines of the courtroom, like "gravamen".
The Washington, D.C. public school teacher who instructed a sixth-grade class to write a paper comparing President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler should be fired immediately, a Bush White House staffer told Newsmax TV on Monday. "I don't care if you're Republican, Democrat - whoever you are, comparing a U.S. president to Adolf Hitler is unacceptable, and that teacher needs to go now," Bradley Blakeman, a Georgetown University professor of politics and public policy, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner.
Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Barack Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, more than $1 trillion and 4,425 lives.
Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. Bush said Monday that Perdue "will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges."
The View returned rebooted on Monday morning with a panel featuring Whoopi Goldberg , returning co-host Rosie O'Donnell , and new additions Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace . The new foursome opened the show by curtseying and kissing the hand of a mysterious woman seated in a regal red chair: none other than the now-retired co-host, Barbara Walters .
They want to ask the nation to change the First Amendment so that it protects political speech only up to a point.
If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Declaring "mission accomplished" after a few battlefield victories against ISIS, the inaccurate acronym by which the Islamic State usually is called, would be a terrible mistake.
Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, the government announced on Sunday.
There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.
AS he defends his decision to follow the US back into Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he does not know how long the campaign will take. AS he defends his decision to follow the US back into Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he does not know how long the campaign will take.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 03:03 am
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