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Nearly Half of Georgia Voters Concerned About Fraud and Voting Access
Voting
Nearly Half of Georgia Voters Concerned About Fraud and Voting Access

Many voters say they’re deeply skeptical about the integrity of Georgia’s elections, including concerns about tampering and ineligible voters casting ballots, according to a poll released Thursday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Read More

Red-State Democratic Senators Court Trump Supporters in Bid to Keep Their Seats
2018 Midterms
Red-State Democratic Senators Court Trump Supporters in Bid to Keep Their Seats

The Butler County Democrats of Missouri came out in full force this week to greet Sen. Claire McCaskill — all three dozen of them. In the party’s field office, the Democratic faithful cheered for their two-term senator and laughed... Read More

A Voter’s Guide to Election Security
National Security
A Voter’s Guide to Election Security

Americans are now voting in the first major election since Russians launched a broad assault on the 2016 presidential campaign. And while election officials and security experts remain vigilant through Election Day, voters have... Read More

Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US
Economy
Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton called the national debt a “threat to the society” that requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending. Bolton, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Alexander... Read More

Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan
Immigration
Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan

Here in the Border Patrol’s busiest region, agents and military officials are preparing for the arrival in coming days and weeks of 800 U.S. troops and an immigrant caravan of thousands. An emergency operations center has... Read More

Ex-Venezuelan Oil Exec Admits to Taking Bribes in $1.2 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme
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Ex-Venezuelan Oil Exec Admits to Taking Bribes in $1.2 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme

A former top official of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to playing a pivotal role in a $1.2 billion money-laundering racket that U.S. authorities say was run by some of... Read More

Trump Says Steel Was ‘Dead’ Before His Presidency, But It Wasn’t
Trade
Trump Says Steel Was ‘Dead’ Before His Presidency, But It Wasn’t

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that the U.S. steel industry was “dead” before he took office and that his predecessor Barack Obama had “shut it down.” It wasn’t, and Obama didn’t. The remarks came during an... Read More

Oprah, Obama and Pence: Big Names Stir up Georgia Governor’s Race
2018 Midterms
Oprah, Obama and Pence: Big Names Stir up Georgia Governor’s Race

The news ricocheted across the campaign trail with a fervor that rivaled even the excitement that two presidents were visiting Georgia: Oprah Winfrey will be in town Thursday to stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams. Read More

Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook
Polling and Ads
Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook

On the home page of his campaign website, Rep. Steve Knight has posted a television ad showing a veteran praising the California Republican congressman for helping him get a lung transplant. It turns out that veteran, David... Read More

Pipe bomb suspect threatened Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, campaign says
National Security
Pipe bomb suspect threatened Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, campaign says

The Florida man who allegedly sent pipe bombs to President Donald Trump’s critics also had Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and at least one other Texas lawmaker in his sights. O’Rourke received several threatening Facebook messages... Read More

Trump Honors Pittsburgh Dead — and Knocks ‘Far-Left Media’ — at Florida Rally
Political News
Trump Honors Pittsburgh Dead — and Knocks ‘Far-Left Media’ — at Florida Rally

President Donald Trump led off a midterms campaign rally in Florida on Wednesday by blaming the “far-left media” for exploiting the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting to hurt him and Republicans as the elections near. Read More

That Prison Uniform Wasn’t a Costume. How an Inmate Vanished on Halloween 2014
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That Prison Uniform Wasn’t a Costume. How an Inmate Vanished on Halloween 2014

An armed robber serving life in prison staged a daring escape by creeping into a cart, piled with mounds of trash, to reach freedom. Ronald Bernard McCoy vanished on Halloween 2014, a sunny Friday... Read More

The ‘Safe Surrogate,’ Pence Delivers the Traditional GOP Message Trump Won’t
2018 Midterms
The ‘Safe Surrogate,’ Pence Delivers the Traditional GOP Message Trump Won’t

The week was like any other week of Donald Trump’s presidency: It started with him threatening to dispatch U.S. troops to the southern border and ended with... Read More

FBI Asked to Investigate Allegations Women Were Offered Cash to Accuse Robert Mueller of Sexual Assault
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FBI Asked to Investigate Allegations Women Were Offered Cash to Accuse Robert Mueller of Sexual Assault

Robert Mueller recently asked the FBI to investigate a possible scam in which women were offered cash to fabricate sexual misconduct accusations against him, a representative for the special counsel revealed Tuesday. Read More

Legal Scholars Dismiss Trump’s Plan to Challenge ‘Birthright Citizenship’
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Legal Scholars Dismiss Trump’s Plan to Challenge ‘Birthright Citizenship’

Legal scholars were quick to dismiss President Donald Trump’s plan to reject “birthright citizenship” by executive order as more of a political stunt than a serious challenge. Read More

Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
Opinions
Independent Candidate in Kansas Underscores a Broken Political System
2018-10-30 13:55:15
by Mary Sanchez

Kathleen Sebelius might as well be spitting into the Kansas wind. Don't try this. People who have stood against the blistering gales of the prairie can attest to the futility. And yet Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and U.S. ... Read More

In a Highly Partisan Era, Those Who Dislike Both Sides Could Have the Deciding Votes
Voting
In a Highly Partisan Era, Those Who Dislike Both Sides Could Have the Deciding Votes

In this and every election, both sides devote huge resources to getting their partisans to turn out and vote — “motivating the base,” in the jargon of politics. But in many close races around the country, a different group, those who ... Read More

In New California Disaster Era of ‘Fire-Floods,’ Where Will Deadly Debris Flows Strike Next?
Climate
In New California Disaster Era of ‘Fire-Floods,’ Where Will Deadly Debris Flows Strike Next?

Brent Larson awoke at 4 a.m. to the shake and rumble of what felt like a freight train rolling down the hill toward his Santa Barbara County home. He leaped from his bed and woke his two sons. In seconds, ... Read More

Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border
Immigration
Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

The Trump administration ordered 5,200 additional troops to the southwest border Monday, more than doubling the military presence there and widening the Pentagon’s role in domestic policing operations. The move is in response to a caravan... Read More

‘Hit list’ With More Than 100 Names Found in Bomb Suspect’s Van, Sources Say
National Security
‘Hit list’ With More Than 100 Names Found in Bomb Suspect’s Van, Sources Say

Cesar Sayoc, a strident supporter of President Donald Trump charged with directing a mail-bomb campaign in South Florida against prominent Democrats, kept a “hit list” of more than 100 potential political targets, according to law enforcement... Read More

Robert Bowers, accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, out of hospital and headed to court Monday
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Robert Bowers, accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, out of hospital and headed to court Monday

Suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was released from the hospital early Monday in advance of his arraignment in federal court for the murder of 11 congregants. Bowers, 46, waded into the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel... Read More

Tea Party Hangover Could Force Power Shift in Governors’ Mansions
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Tea Party Hangover Could Force Power Shift in Governors’ Mansions

Eight years after the tea party movement helped Republicans win a majority of U.S. governorships, the GOP is bracing for a potential power shift that would reshape the nation’s political landscape. The long winning streak has given Republicans... Read More

Trump to Focus on Midwestern Battlegrounds in Final Midterms Tour
2018 Midterms
Trump to Focus on Midwestern Battlegrounds in Final Midterms Tour

Trump was in Washington on Monday and will remain there until Wednesday, when he will begin his final push to convince voters to keep both chambers in Republican hands. His tour will mostly focus on Midwestern and Mid-Southern battlegrounds. Read More

Feds Widen Search for Others who May Have Helped Florida Mail-Bomb Suspect
National Security
Feds Widen Search for Others who May Have Helped Florida Mail-Bomb Suspect

The quick arrest of a homeless man living in his van on charges of sending more than a dozen mail bombs to notable Democrats around the country may have signaled the climax of a massive federal investigation during the... Read More

If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?
Immigration
If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?

As the Trump administration increases immigration enforcement actions against working adults, grandparents and other extended family members — often immigrants themselves — are stepping in to care for many of those... Read More

Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump
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Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump

October 29, 2018 By Linda Robertson, Sarah Blaskey and Martin Vassolo Cesar Sayoc lived on the crummy strip-mall fringes of South Florida, sleeping in a van that stank of sweaty gym clothes, delivering pizzas on the graveyard shift and working... Read More

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Runoff for President
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Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Runoff for President

Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Sunday’s presidential runoff, according to a nearly complete count of the vote published by electoral authorities. Bolsonaro got 55.5 percent of the votes followed by Workers’ Party... Read More

Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States
Education
Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States

Right after the bell rings to end the school day, Shari Gateley hurriedly tidies up her classroom and dashes into the teachers’ lounge. She emerges in sneakers and a campaign T-shirt, ready to knock on doors for Drew Edmondson... Read More

Trump Plays Outsize Role in Montana’s Tightening Senate Race
2018 Midterms
Trump Plays Outsize Role in Montana’s Tightening Senate Race

President Donald Trump’s ability to swing a statewide race will get one of its biggest tests in Montana. The president has made it a personal quest to unseat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, a native Montanan and rancher who has... Read More

Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady
Economy
Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is appearing to punt President Donald Trump’s new middle class tax cut plan to 2019. Rep. Kevin Brady made clear Friday that the additional 10 percent middle class... Read More

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