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Why won't Rand Paul admit he's changed his mind?

Why, asked Weekly Standard writer John McCormack , did Paul change his position about launching a U.S. military strike against the Islamic State, a terrorist group that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists? "You were still uncertain about bombing back in August. Now you support it," McCormack said.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Journalism, Barack Obama

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Williams: Money donated in politics seeks out favors in return

At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's special interests that have too much influence."


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Illinois, Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich


5 Wealthiest U.S. Presidents

It is widely speculated that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a personal net worth somewhere between $190 million and $250 million. With most of this money in the bank, he would have been one of the wealthiest U.S. presidents if elected.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Virginia

WDRB-TV Louisville

SHRIBMAN | New GOP Hope: Mitt Romney

By David M. Shribman WDRB Contributor from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John F. Kennedy and eight years later was elected to the White House. Ronald Reagan tried twice, in 1968 and 1976, and didn't win the Republican nomination until 1980, when he was elected president.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Ronald Reagan, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas

The Real Deal

Marc Leder and 828 Sagg Main Street

Notorious Hamptons party animal Marc Leder, known as the "Hugh Hefner of the Hamptons" has been spotted house hunting in Sagaponack. Leder, who hosted the infamous fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his "47 percent" comments, is on the verge of picking up a Hamptons home according to the New York Post.


Related Topix: Sagaponack, NY, US Politics, US News


Immigration? Obamacare? ISIS? The Issues That Could Tilt the Senate in November

Democrats are discovering that maintaining control of the U.S. Senate in the November elections could prove to be a rather ambitious task, particularly with the political map favoring Republicans and many of the issues now falling into the GOP's lap as well. Republicans need to pick up six seats to wrest control of the upper chamber from the Democrats.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, 2012 Presidential Election, George Bush, US Senate, Mitch McConnell

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

Landrieu faces tough re-election race

That may yet prove to be the case in this year's election for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, but it's hard not to see the race playing out against a national landscape. The big prize nationally in this nonpresidential election year is control of the U.S. Senate.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana


Maher takes D.C., skewers GOP

For the official kickoff of his 12th season on Friday, liberal comic Bill Maher literally went to the source of most of his material: Washington, D.C. He might have been in lawmakers' backyard, but Maher didn't hold pull back any partisan punches - particularly against the GOP ahead of the November midterms and the 2016 contest - in a pair of back-to-back live D.C. shows. "Mitt Romney, we think he's going to run againHe says he has no plans to run, but he said - I love this - he said if he did run, he said, 'This time, this time, things would turn out differently.'


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: A new way to vote for us all

As a conservative living in New York City, my vote for Congress is essentially a socially approved form of venting. A short while ago, I moved from an extremely liberal neighborhood in Manhattan to an extremely liberal neighborhood in Brooklyn.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Opinion

Government Executive

Mitt Romney's Friends Keep Pushing Him to Run for President

Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward. It's that vacuum of power that is giving rise to the Romney 2016 buzz, an enlistment campaign being pushed most aggressively by his friends and admirers.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton


Maher: Obama's Foes 'Hate Him In a Way They Never Hated...

On the September 9 Charlie Rose show Bill Maher pronounced that Barack Obama " will be treated in history very kindly" because future generations will realize "he's dealing obviously with things that no other president had to ever deal with." When Rose asked Maher if he meant the bad economy and ISIS Maher agreed and then added that because Obama is black his political opponents "hate him in a way they never hated before."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Jan Brewer, State of the Union, New-Age

American Reporter

On Native GroundYOU Can't Negotiate with Reality

In an impressive if demeaning display of Israel's power to shape America's political destiny, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte today was forced to adopt a once-discarded platform plank that names Jerusalem as Israel's capital over the objections of thousands of delegates. The short-lived battle over the issue threatens to derail the entire Democratic presidential campaign and alienate its most generous donors.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Los Angeles, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Voter Fraud and the Loss of Pretense

White House: We Aren't Going to Get Into What The "Legal, Academic Definition of War" With ISIS May Be If you're a red state Democrat, two things you don't want dotting your week are an obvious lack of even appearing to be a moderate and the words "under investigation." Monday started with an Atlanta fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama, her first fundraising salvo of the 2014 election cycle.


Related Topix: US News, Michelle Obama, US Politics, John McCain, Opinion

Berkeley Daily Planet

the Public Eye: What Do Republicans Want?

Although negative political ads take a toll, in most elections voters respond to positive messages. 2014 may prove to be an exception to this rule, as Republicans have waged a relentlessly negative campaign.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics

Daily Kos

Fired foreman sues notorious coal CEO over pressure to donate to Republicans

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray is notorious for using his workers as political props and pressuring them to donate to political candidates he supports, and now, he's being sued for the latter. In 2012, Murray drew a lot of bad publicity for the former, when he forced coal miners to be unpaid props for a Mitt Romney campaign speech.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

The one reason Mitt Romney 2016 makes no sense

File: Surrounded by his grandchildren and boxes of pizza, Mitt Romney watches Condolleeza Rice address the 2012 Republican National Convention from a suite across from the convention center, in Tampa, Fla, on August 29, 2012. The idea that Mitt Romney will wage a third presidential campaign in 2016 just won't die.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Tampa, FL, Sports

Mother Jones

Political scientist Brendan Nyhan explains why fact-checking keeps candidates honest...sometimes.

With less than two months until the 2014 elections, the political falsehoods are rolling in. Consider the Colorado Senate Race, between incumbent Democrat Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Journalism


Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

In it, he says he believes "the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription." Tom Tillis and Ed Gillespie, also pro-life conservatives, have made similar statements.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Washington Times

Illustration on the GOP's need to fight back by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Republicans are going to dominate the midterm elections, but it would be a foolish gamble to count on them to win the 2016 presidential contest. Why is that? Democrats are now a party of the left .


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton