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Judge Weighs Whether To Get Involved In Fight Over Georgia Voter Registration

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration...

Chamber Of Commerce Not Helping Republican In Close Senate Race

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Sen...

Thom Tillis Flip-Flops On Expanding Medicaid After Lagging In The Polls

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

In recognition that he has become politically vulnerable in his race against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) over the state's lack of Medicaid expansion, Repu...

12 Reasons Why Joni Ernst Is 2014's Most Extreme GOP Senate Candidate

Erik Ose | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

As a female Republican candidate with extreme, far right-wing views and a love for guns, Iowa's U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst is a lot like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Brown And Jeanne Shaheen Get Testy In Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire's U.S. Senate candidates Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown sparred in a fiery debate Thursday over national issues that inclu...

Same-Sex Couples Are Now Allowed To Adopt In Utah

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Utah's Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the ...

Jeb Bush Campaigns With Nikki Haley

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she would never be leading South Carolina without former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's help. H...

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Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fix The Debt has a problem. The bipartisan lobby group has set out to work on big, compromise legislation -- but what's it supposed to d...

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out Ne...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Brown Claims He's Not 'Fearmongering' Over ISIS And Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown's strategy in his New Hampshire Senate campaign has focused on claims that securing the border would prevent Islamic State m...

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New Hampshire Democrat Stands By Obamacare In Tough Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen refused to shy away from Obamacare on Tuesday in the first televised debate of the New Hampshire Senate r...

Head Of One Of Mexico's Most Violent Drug Cartels Arrested

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking ring...

Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing his book on Amazon are the ...

American Detainee Released From North Korea

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges o...

GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed ...

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Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting...

Here's Another Indication Senate Control Won't Be Decided In November

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

In another sign that control of the Senate may not be decided on Nov. 4, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a big ad reservation to...

Military Medical Team To Help Combat Ebola In The U.S.

AP | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide sh...

Kennedy Name Carries Weight In Connecticut Election

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bruce Wilson Jr. finds himself in rarified Republican company that includes Mitt Romney and Richard Nixon. Like those two bef...

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NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been dis...

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Top NIH Official Says An Ebola Travel Ban Makes No Sense

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official at the National Institutes of Health pushed back on Sunday against calls for a travel ban over the Ebola virus, arguing t...

Economic Malaise Clouds Florida Governor's Race

AP | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor. Elected four y...

Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

Should Joe Biden's Son Have Been Kicked Out of the Navy for Drug Use?

James Carli | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
James Carli

But why is there such tolerance in high levels of government for alcohol and such admonition for other substances resoundingly less harmful?