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  • Democrats No Longer Want Feds' Opinion On Malloy Mailers They've Already Sent

    Democrats No Longer Want Feds' Opinion On Malloy Mailers They've Already Sent
    The state Democratic Party has withdrawn its Oct. 1 request for a Federal Election Commission opinion on the legality of using funds raised for federal congressional campaigns to pay for mass mailings promoting re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The...
  • War vets vying in 8th District diverge on Islamic State tactics

    War vets vying in 8th District diverge on Islamic State tactics
    The two war veterans running in the 8th Congressional District take markedly different views on the prospect of using U.S. ground troops against Islamic State militants Political newcomer Larry Kaifesh, 47, of Carpentersville, said the U.S. must lead...
  • Democratic candidates worry Obama is helping their rivals

    For months, the White House has insisted that President Obama would do all he could to help his party in the midterm election. Now that he’s started, some Democrats wonder whether he could help a little bit less. In a rocky return to the...
  • Family in Ohio greets man released from North Korea

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio Family members of Jeffrey Fowle emotionally greeted the West Carrollton man Wednesday morning after he spent more than five months as a detainee in North Korea. Fowle's three children rushed to embrace him as he...
  • Secret Service veteran discusses agency's troubles

    Secret Service veteran discusses agency's troubles
    With the U.S. Secret Service being ripped apart in Washington over a series of unforgivable security lapses protecting President Barack Obama, there was one man I wanted to talk to. Not some policy wonk or some bureaucrat good at meetings and office...
  • Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'
    WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him. Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
  • The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Social Security's annual inflation adjustment is one of the program's most valuable features. But it's time to adjust the adjustment. Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the...
  • Politicians agree: They aren't scientists

    When an editorial board recently asked Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about climate change, he said he wasn't a scientist. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott, both Republicans, have said the same thing. New York Gov. Andrew...
  • Energy and Commerce Democratic rivals battle to the wire

    WASHINGTON Since January, Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Anna G. Eshoo have been positioning themselves as the obvious choice to be the top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. But after 10 months of cutting checks and courting...
  • Shameful Social Security benefits for expelled Nazis

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, Oct. 22: Jakob Denzinger gets about $1,500 a month in Social Security payments, but the 90-year-old retiree isn't a typical senior citizen. He's a former Auschwitz guard and...
  • Mexico's human rights chief faces charges he's inept, cares little

    MEXICO CITY As Mexico's national human rights ombudsman, Raul Plascencia Villanueva oversees a sizable corps of investigators who look into the atrocities and massacres that commonly put the country in the headlines. The job has made Plascencia a raft of...