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  • Midterm election unlikely to end gridlock in Washington, analysts say

    After a summer of upheaval, from the Middle East to Ferguson, Mo., the country swings into a fall campaign with large stakes but little chance of ending the partisan stalemate that has ground Washington to a virtual halt. If anything, the results of...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment...
  • Missouri state senator thrust into limelight during Ferguson protests comes by politics naturally

    FERGUSON, Mo. Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal sat in a lawn chair across from the Ferguson Police Department last week, one hand clutching a phone to her ear and the other raising high a cardboard cutout of Gov. Jay Nixon's head, which she has...
  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch
    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?

    On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?
    President Obama and his team spent hours last week deliberating over how and when to fulfill his promise to use his executive power to change the immigration system. They pored over legal precedent and policy data and debated political fallout. But none...
  • Esty Rejects Greenberg's Call For A 'People's Pledge'

    Esty Rejects Greenberg's Call For A 'People's Pledge'
    Democrat Rep. Elizabeth Esty's campaign is rejecting a call by her Republican rival Mark Greenberg to restrict the role of Super PACs in the 5th District race. "This is just a deceptive ploy from an ultra-rich Tea Party candidate who's been running...
  • Retailers face increasing threat from cybercriminals

    Retailers face increasing threat from cybercriminals
    Target, eBay, Michaels Stores, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's and SuperValu — the parent of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. It reads like a who's who of American retail and dining, but it's also a list of companies that lost customer data to cyberattacks...
  • Campaign manager for Kentucky's McConnell resigns, denies wrongdoing

    (Reuters) - The campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican locked in a tough re-election battle, resigned late Friday in fallout from a scandal stemming from his time with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential...
  • World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]

    World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]
    Sometimes, you come across a quote or phrase that jolts your sensibilities.  The words can be as deep and thought provoking as those supplied by Golda Meir below, or as mind numbingly ludicrous as those uttered by the Dartmouth College protesters of...
  • Dick Batchelor and Harry Reid: Champ & Chump

    Champ Dick Batchelor: Twelve years ago, this consultant and former state legislator spearheaded a successful campaign to earn voter approval for a half-penny sales tax in Orange County to build and renovate public schools. While six earlier tax...
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...