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The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion. Do endorsements help candidates? The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion.
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Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.
A group formed to promote ethics in government is raising questions about the financial history of Carolyn Cosby, the independent candidate in the county commission chair race for the Nov. 4 general election, and whether that would negatively impact her ability to manage the county's ledger. Cherokee-based Conservatives For Ethical Government on Friday held a press conference in downtown Canton calling into question Cosby's ethical standards as well as her financial history.
Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Zachary Werrell and Gray Delany were the only paid staffers on the campaign team of Republican David Brat, who defeated Cantor in Virginia's June primary.
Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out It began as a birthday party that drew local snowmobile racers, construction workers and other long-time Alaskans last Saturday night. It turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin's family in the centre of it, according to witnesses.
Sorry Dr. Wehby -- most NW 'locals' are just not that into corporate carpet-baggers promoting their own agenda , in our state's Senate contest ... , confirmed Friday that it has canceled all the television ad time it had reserved in October to influence Oregon's U.S. Senate race. Freedom Partners ' nonprofit affiliate has strongly criticized incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in TV ads throughout August, providing a big outside boost to the campaign of GOP challenger Monica Wehby .
Jeff Piazza, Republican candidate for Chautauqua County Family Court judge, relayed his credentials to members.
"I'm a teacher, but I'm also a mom," said Laura Livermore, who is featured in one of the ads. "That's why I'm so worried about tea party Republican Jeff Johnson."
This week the U.S. Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Congress and state legislatures to limit the power of money in politics. The debate was not much covered in the media because the outcome was so predictable.
I'm a former newspaper and wire service reporter -- for USA Today and Scripps Howard News Service I'm also a speechwriter, at the U.S. State Department, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute, and the Embassy of South Korea in Washington. I worked for the Korean Embassy while the Korean government was trying to win ratification of a free trade agreement with the U.S. I have been immersed in trade policy for years.
A former criminal prosecutor turned conservative talk show host and Tea Party advocate has been ordered by state regulators to pay $79,000 in restitution and fined $20,000 for selling unregistered investment contracts and then allegedly only investing half of investor funds. Shane Krauser previously worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
As Tea Party sentiment swept the country a few years ago, the media saw a new brood of young Republicans. Smooth and confident but also prone to anger and aggression, these budding " rock stars " of the movement held prominent positions in campus organizations bankrolled by the GOP.
From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the US House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, the social safety net, and keeping church and state separate.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on June 22, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The case of the man accused of taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home room has been presented to a Mississippi grand jury, according to The Clarion-Ledger .
Tip O'Neill, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said "all politics is local." In the locally oriented upcoming mid-term Senate and Congressional district elections, the Democratic Party is in danger of losing their majority in the Senate and continuing to be the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, after losing their majority in 2010.
Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage Wednesday night by a crowd of Middle Eastern Christians after he told the crowd they had "no greater ally than Israel." The Tea Party conservative was the keynote speaker at a sold-out gala for the recently founded In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based nonprofit that highlights persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:04 pm
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