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“This was household income when President Obama took office. This was the national debt. Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income, and the national debt is now $16 trillion and growing. Barack Obama: More spending, more debt — failing American families.”Read full article >>
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public.Read full article >>
When it comes to the outlets that the most conservative Americans get their news from, it's Fox News and everybody else.
And by everybody else, we mean mostly a bunch of other conservative-leaning media.Read full article >>
“Congresswoman Julia Brownley is what’s wrong with Washington. Brownley voted to allow first class air travel for Congress.”
— new ad by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-leaning Super PACRead full article >>
Outside of Ohio, Steve Chabot’s name may not mean much to small business owners.
However, he may soon be one of their most influential representatives in Washington.
Rep. Chabot (R) is the most likely candidate to replace Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) as chairman of the House Small Business Committee at the end of the year, according to a congressional staffer familiar with the discussions. Graves will be stepping down in accordance with self-imposed six-year term limits agreed to by all House Republicans.Read full article >>
SAN FRANCISCO — In this midterm election season, it may not be good to be a Democrat — but it is very good to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The presumptive Democratic front-runner for 2016 is among her party’s best assets to raise money and energize voters amid a gloomy election landscape for Democrats this fall, and she is campaigning hard even on behalf of apparent lost causes.Read full article >>
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is pushing back on reports that he'd said Obamacare was here to stay, saying Monday night that he opposes the federal health-care law and believes it could be repealed and replaced under a Republican president and GOP-controlled Congress.Read full article >>
Panel holds inmate, clears another
A Saudi inmate with ties to al-Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison and a second Saudi man has been cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said Monday.Read full article >>
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will consider whether police in Los Angeles and other localities may demand to see a hotel’s registry without obtaining a search warrant.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit last year struck down a city law giving police this power, saying it violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches.Read full article >>
GARY, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.Read full article >>
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is in strong position to win a second term in one of the most purple states in the country. To understand part of how he pulled it off, consider what he recently told the Associated Press, in a report published Monday:Read full article >>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture must set strict pathogen limits for poultry products with the highest contamination rates and find ways to measure a poultry plant’s success with these new standards, according to a government report released Thursday.Read full article >>
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said through a spokesman Monday that she is open to a temporary travel ban from countries fighting Ebola, the latest Democrat to recalibrate their position on the issue.
"Senator Shaheen has contacted New Hampshire officials about local preparedness. She strongly supports any and all effective measures to keep Americans safe including travel bans if they would work," Shaheen spokesman Harrell Kirstein said in a statement.Read full article >>
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a recall notice Monday for defective air bags and urged people whose cars are equipped with them to take action immediately.
More than 4.7 million vehicles are involved in the recall. At least four people have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured on the air bags, spraying the passengers with metal fragments.Read full article >>
1. New York Times reporter Helene Cooper used to live in Liberia. Revisiting the country in the middle of an epidemic reminded her of the resiliency of the place and its people.I couldn’t believe he had just gone up to a body on the side of the road. “It could have been an ambush!” I cried. “He could have had Ebola!” Read full article >>
A few items that caught our attention Monday:
Stealing things is now easier at GSA headquarters: An inspector general said the open floor plans and flowing work spaces at the General Services Administration’s revamped headquarters in Washington have made stealing important documents and valuable items easier, according to a Federal Times report.Read full article >>
"The opposition to [Obamacare] was really either political or ideological," Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told the Associated Press earlier this month. "I don't think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people's lives." He also summarily dismissed the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate would repeal the program. "That's not gonna happen."Read full article >>