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Another Secret Service Breach Put Armed Man With Criminal Record In Elevator With Obama

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The security lapses at the Secret Service just continue to mount.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Subsidies For Federal Obamacare Exchanges

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A legal setback for the Affordable Care Act, but the important arguments on this issue lie in higher courts.

F.C.C. Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Over N.F.L Objections

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A long standing rule is finally repealed, but it’s not likely to change your viewing choices.

Supreme Court Allows Changes In Ohio Early Voting To Remain In Effect

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The Supreme Court has issued a stay that will allow changes to Ohio’s early voting law to remain in effect for this year’s election. That was the correct decision.

White House Fence Jumper Got Deep Inside The Building

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Last week’s security breach just became a lot more serious.

Congress Has Abdicated Its Constitutional Responsibility In The War Against ISIS

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Speaker Boehner wants to delay a vote on the ISIS war until January, but any such debate will be meaningless because Congress has already abdicated responsibility.

Battle For Senate Control Tipping Towards The GOP?

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Two weeks after it seemed to be tightening, there are signs the battle for control of the Senate may be moving in the GOP’s direction.

Obama: “They” Underestimated ISIS

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Apparently, the buck doesn’t stop in the Oval Office these days.

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

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The American public’s support for the President’s war against ISIS has its limits.

New York Post Attacks A Day Old Baby

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This is how The New York Post chose to mark the birth of Chelsea Clinton’s baby yesterday: Way to stay classy, guys.

Third-Party Candidates Poised To Play Big Role In Deciding Senate Control

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Third-party candidates in several states could end up having a big say in the battle for control of the Senate.

Law Enforcement Claims New Apple And Google Encryption Policies Will Hurt Investigations

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The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are pushing back against Apple and Google’s efforts to provide greater privacy to users.. They’re wrong.

The Next Attorney General And Lame Duck Sessions Of Congress

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The next Attorney General will likely see their nomination taken up by Senators who will not be in office past December. That’s somewhat disturbing, but it’s become all too common in Washington.

Social Conservatives Campaign Against Republicans Who Endorsed Same-Sex Marriage

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Opponents of marriage equality clearly don’t like the idea of a “big tent” in the GOP on the issue.

The President’s War Is Lacking A Convincing Plan

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The Administration’s policy in the President’s war against ISIS has no coherent plan, and that virtually guarantees escalation.

Cabinet Tenure In Perspective

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As I noted in my earlier post, once Eric Holder’s resignation becomes final, there will only be two people left from the Cabinet that President Obama selected when he first entered office, the Secretaries of Education and Agriculture. In the meantime, Holder will have been the fourth longest serving Attorney General in history. The Fix’s Philip Bump […]

Attorney General Eric Holder To Resign

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One of last members of President Obama’s original cabinet is stepping aside.

The Economist On Obama’s War Against ISIS: ‘Mission Relaunched’

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The cover for the new edition of The Economist draws a direct parallel between the President’s war against ISIS and his predecessors invasion of Iraq: This week's cover preview: Mission relaunched September 27th – October 3rd 2014 Read via: http://t.co/oojziSoY1o pic.twitter.com/v7zXxpvYNp — The Economist (@TheEconomist) September 25, 2014 Given the rather direct connections between Bush’s war and […]

Mitt Romney 2016? Maybe More Likely Than We’ve Been Thinking

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While it still seems unlikely that he’ll run, Mitt Romney does seem to be leaving the door open to a third run at the White House.

Forest Service Requires Media To Pay Fees To Take Pictures On Government Land

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Freedom Of The Press, if you can afford to pay the fee.

Justice Ginsburg Won’t Resign Because Obama Couldn’t Appoint A Good Replacement

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Once again, Justice Ginsburg is telling people she has no plans to resign, but her explanation is a bit different this time.

Jim Webb For President?

Sen. Jim Webb talks to CNN's John King about the political conflict in Libya.

The former Virginia Senator is talking about running for President.

Obama’s Coffee Cup Salute Leads To Latest Outrage Of The Day

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The usual suspects flew into outrage mode on social media and in the blogosphere earlier today when video emerged of President Obama saluting a Marine while holding what appears to be a Starbucks cup in his hand: Some are calling it the “latte salute.” When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street […]

Pentagon Says Obama’s War Against ISIS Likely To Last Years

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The war against ISIS continues to silently escalate, with little input from the people’s representatives in Congress.

Who’s Going To Pay For The President’s War Against ISIS?

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As we head into a new conflict, perhaps we ought to give more thought to fiscal issues than the President is to overall strategy.

Second Term Blues?

Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush laugh on stage during a Presidential Leadership Scholars program event at the Newseum in Washington

The sixth year of a presidency leads to some predictable commentary (and some comparative notes).

Ben Carson: ‘Strong Likelihood’ I’ll Run For President

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Ben Carson, the now apparently neurosurgeon who has become something of a celebrity on the right thanks to his outspoken, and often outrageous, comments about President Obama, says that he’s likely to run for President in 2016: Former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson said there is a “strong” likelihood that you will […]

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

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President Obama has opened a new front in his “war” against ISIS

Most Americans Don’t Care Very Much About Who Controls Congress

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A majority of Americans don’t care very much who controls Congress.

Should We Let 16 And 17 Year Olds Vote?

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After success in Scotland, it may be time to consider allowing at least some teenagers to vote.

Chief Justice Roberts: Neither Scalia Nor Ginsburg Could Get Confirmed Today

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Chief Justice Roberts lamented recently that an increasingly partisan confirmation process could mean that Justices who have contributed much to the Court would not be confirmed today. He’s right.

White House Fence Jumper Makes It To Front Door Of White House

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Late yesterday afternoon, a man scaled the fence at the North Lawn of the White House and managed to get to the front door of the building before being caught by Secret Service agents: A man climbed over the White House fence and raced across the lawn and through the north portico doors Friday night, […]

Bob Dole Tries To Rescue GOP In Kansas As Another Poll Shows Pat Roberts Losing

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With Pat Roberts’ Senate campaign, not to mention the rest of the GOP statewide ticket, in serious trouble, former Senator Bob Dole is heading home to try to save things: It has been a rough two-and-a-half weeks for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a three-term Republican facing his toughest fight for re-election since arriving in Washington […]

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff up” File

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Via Yellowhammer News:  Ala. congressional candidate posts video of himself sitting on the toilet

Justice Ginsburg Lifts The Curtain On How The Court Might View The Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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Justice Ginsburg had some interesting things to say about the same-sex marriage cases headed to the Supreme Court.

Federal Probe Of Bridgegate Finds No Connection To Christie

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A Federal investigation of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge appears to vindicate Governor Chris Christie.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Democratic Candidate’s Name Must Be Removed From Senate Ballot

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The Kansas Supreme Court may have just upended the battle for control of the U.S. Senate

Americans View Both Major Parties Equally, Which Probably Helps The GOP

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The GOP has bounced back significantly from the lows it experienced after last year’s government shutdown.

Obama Must Be Honest About The Possibility Of American Ground Troops In His War Against ISIS

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President Obama is still insisting that his war against ISIS will not require American ground troops. He’s not being honest with the American people.

Good News For GOP, Bad News For Obama In Latest CBS/New York Times Poll

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President Obama hits new job approval lows, while the GOP seems poised for success in November,

Obamacare Fading As A 2014 Campaign Issue

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The Affordable Care Act is playing almost no role in the midterm elections.

We May Not Know Who Controls The Senate Until January

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A number of factors unique to 2014 make it likely that control of the Senate could be up in the air for months after Election Day.

Kansas Supreme Court Appears Prepared To Allow Democrat Chad Taylor To Get Off Ballot

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Kansas’s highest court heard argument today in a legal dispute that could play a huge role in deciding who controls the Senate after November 4th.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Doesn’t Rule Out U.S. Ground Troops In ISIS Fight

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So much for the President’s promise about ‘no ground troops.’

Race For Senate Control Tightening

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Republicans still have an advantage, but Democrats seem to be holding their own in the battle for Senate control.

What Every School District Needs…

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Via NPR:  San Diego School District’s New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir The six-wheel Caiman MRAP has an official value of around $733,000. But the San Diego school district paid only about $5,000 to transport it, according to inewsorce.org, a website that partners with NPR member station KPBS.” Even if one takes at face value […]

Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016; Outcome Same Either Way

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Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is contemplating an independent run for the presidency.

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What’s Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

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The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa Caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa Caucuses.

President Obama’s Misplaced Trust In The “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

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After keeping his distance from them for three years, President Obama is placing much misplaced hope in the “moderate” Syrian rebels,

7th Circuit Allows Wisconsin Voter ID To Stay In Effect

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A set back for opponents of Voter ID in Wisconsin.

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