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- Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh
By Jason Lange and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice - in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then again in 1984 when he won re-election during an economic upswing. ...
- Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?
By Richard Cowan PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem. While other politicians might be deterred by polls showing how unpopular they are in their home state, McConnell has risen to the challenge as he seeks a sixth term in what is perhaps his toughest re-election battle in a 30-year Senate career. ...
- Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after admitting to taking gifts from people who did business with the state, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two of falsifying records in a federal investigation. ...
- Texas gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vote in debate
By Marice Richter (Reuters) - Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic voters. Friday's televised debate in Edinburg, Texas, gave both a chance to appeal to Hispanics, an increasingly important voting bloc in a solidly Republican state that has not elected a Democrat to statewide office in two decades. ...
- Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable' Congressmen, security experts express shock at Secret Service's latest gaffe.
- Why the Secret Service didn’t shoot the White House fence-jumper
The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors?
- Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the right thing for children' Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.
- What I learned surfing in Hawaii with the first Hindu congresswoman Yahoo News goes surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran and the first Hindu congresswoman.
- From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.
- Samantha Power Predicts: U.S. Won't Conduct Airstrikes in Syria Alone
This morning on “This Week,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made the bold prediction that if the United States should go forward with airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, it would not do so alone — even though no country has yet to...
- Syrian Opposition Leader: ‘We Need Your Assistance’
- Joe Biden Ends Gaffe-Heavy Week With Another Gaffe Oh, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden managed to step in it this morning while speaking about domestic violence and sexual assault at the Democratic National Committee’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. After giving an impassioned plea to end such abuse, Biden closed his...
- Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.
- Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide
- Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.
- Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war
- Accused White House intruder to appear in court
- Bill aims to stop coal companies from denying benefits to miners with black lung Two coal-state senators plan to introduce legislation to reform the federal benefits program for black lung victims.
- Iowa, Michigan bombarded with political ads Open-seat Senate battles in Iowa and Michigan have attracted a flurry of TV ads.
- Children's rights groups urge Defense program to stop giving school cops military hardware Groups trying to curb use of police in school discipline urge federal officials not give military weapons to campus police departments.
- Israeli former Mossad spy mastermind dies at 87
Jerusalem (AFP) - A top former spy in Israel's shadowy Mossad intelligence agency, who oversaw controversial assassinations abroad of top Palestinian militants, has died, local media reported on Monday.
- 130,000 Syrians flood into Turkey fleeing jihadists
MURSITPINAR (Turkey) (AFP) - Turkey said Monday that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria fleeing an advance by Islamic State group jihadists on a strategic Kurdish border town.
- Rouhani says Iran a bulwark against 'terrorists' in Mideast
- US hails Afghan power deal, seeks quick security pact
Kabul (AFP) - The United States has welcomed a power-sharing deal that saw former finance minister Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan's next president, and said it hopes a crucial security agreement will be signed within a week.
- British parties squabble over fall-out from Scottish vote
London (AFP) - Britain's main parties are squabbling over how to deliver reform after Scotland voted "No" to independence, after Prime Minister David Cameron insisted any new powers for the Scots must see similar autonomy for the English.
- Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children: monitor
- Yemen deal signed after Shiite rebels seize government
Sanaa (AFP) - Rival groups in Yemen have signed a UN-brokered peace deal after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned following raging violence in the capital.
- Australian ex-PM Howard 'embarrassed' by 2003 Iraq war dossier
- Obama readies climate change push at UN summit
Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.
- US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) - The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.
- Kerry raises IS militant threat with Iranian, Russian FMs
- Pope says religion can't justify violence
Tirana (AFP) - Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
- IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
- Don't ease up on Iran for help against IS: Netanyahu
- Iran and Saudi FMs meet in New York
Tehran (AFP) - The Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers met Sunday in New York, with their rival states brought together by their opposition to the Islamic State jihadist group, the Iranian government said.
- Two civilians killed by mine in Mali
- US-Afghan security deal could be signed soon: Kerry
New York (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday voiced hope a long-delayed US-Afghan security deal governing the presence of American troops in the country beyond 2014 may be signed shortly.
- Thousands rally worldwide over climate change New York (AFP) - Celebrities, political leaders and the masses rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 people hit the streets.
- Poroshenko warns Ukraine will defend itself if truce fails
- As crisis continues, Lesotho buries victim of foiled coup
Geändert: 10.12.2010 19:40 Uhr