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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 ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

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 10.20.2014 | 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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

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?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Vulnerable Democrat Freaks Out Over Ebola, Calls For Temporary Flight Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Friday called on President Barack Obama to impose a temporary travel ban on non-U.S. citizens from countries ...

GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

In a sign that the GOP may be concerned about one of its incumbents, the National Republican Congressional Committee released a television ad in Nebra...

Florida Democrats Are Really Pushing Fan-gate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Lest we forget the infamous "Fan-gate" incident of 2014, Florida Democrats are parlaying Gov. Rick Scott's (R) initial refusal to debate former Gov. C...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republican Candidate For Connecticut Governor Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has spent much of his campaign criticizing the state's sweeping gun con...

Samantha Lachman

Mark Udall Shakes Off The Haters At Lively Campaign Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- With a major newspaper endorsing his opponent last week and multiple polls showing him trailing less than three weeks before Election Day, S...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Control Emerges As Key Issue In Iowa's Midterm Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A competitive open-seat race for Iowa's third congressional district has become an unlikely center of the gun control debate, with group...

Mollie Reilly

Rick Scott Almost Refused To Debate Charlie Crist Over A Fan

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

Florida's second gubernatorial debate got off to a bizarre start Wednesday evening when incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R) initially refused to debate his ...

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

Samantha Lachman

Marijuana Legalization Not Lighting Up Colorado's Hottest Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "It's tough to get the stoners to the polls," budtender Maxwell Cranford said from behind the counter at The Clinic, a medical and recreatio...

Here's What States Are Doing To Prepare For A Potential Ebola Outbreak

Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Progress on World Food Day: Food Security Legislation Moves Forward

Katie Lee | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Katie Lee

Thursday, October 16, is World Food Day -- an important occasion to reflect on the significant progress that has been made over the past decade toward fighting global hunger and malnutrition. The job, however, is far from done.

Obama's Untenable Position Regarding Silwan Arabs

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

60 houses built by the Ezrat Niddachim charitable organisation in Silwan, Jerusalem, for poor Yemenite Jews in the 1880s. An Arab resident of Silwan...

Obama Won't Nominate A New Attorney General Until After The Midterms

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, shielding the nomi...

Hillary Clinton: Don't Saddle Students With Debt

AP | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure youn...