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Obama: Tom Menino Was 'Bold, Big-Hearted, And Boston Strong'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday on the death of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, praising the longtime mayor's commitment to revital...

There's a 72-Hour Imposed Waiting Period for Abortions (And This Is Why You Need to Know About It)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

Half of all states have a mandatory waiting period of 24 hours, but Missouri, South Dakota and Utah took it a step further. And sorry not sorry, if your pregnancy falls on a weekend or holiday, you've got to wait even longer.

Sandy Activist Whom Christie Told To 'Shut Up' Says He's Not Backing Down

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

The man whom New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told to "sit down and shut up" is not backing down from his fight with the notoriously confrontational...

Senate Control Could Hinge On Two Independents

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is...

Samantha Lachman

Georgia Court Ruling May 'Wreak Havoc' On Election Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voting rights advocates are considering legal options after a Georgia judge denied their lawsuit that would have compelled the state to ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

A Top Republican Admits Obamacare Repeal Is Unlikely

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Even as the GOP looks poised to retake the Senate next week, a repeal of Obamacare remains unlikely, a top Republican senator conceded Wednesday. D...

Tom Corbett Closes In On Rival, But Still Trails In Re-Election Bid

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 29 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is closing in but still trails his Democratic ch...

Samantha Lachman

This School Has 2 Congressional Candidates -- And Election Fever

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

ASHLAND, Va. -- It's hard to find a student at Randolph-Macon College who hasn't heard that professors David Brat and Jack Trammell are vying to succe...

Ryan Grim

White House Fears Cyberattack Underway

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House computer network has been hit by what appears to be a sustained cyberattack, administration sources told HuffPost. T...

Suspicious Activity Detected On White House Computer Network

Reuters | Steve Holland | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been take...

State Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Oct 28 (Reuters) - The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a state law that restricts medication abortion, the non-surgical interruption of...

Here Are The Biggest Campaign Whoppers Of The 2014 Midterms

FactCheck.Org | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billio...

Democrats Scale Back Spending In South Dakota Senate Race

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are scaling back their spending in South Dakota, as recent polls show the Republican nominee, former Gov. Mike Ro...

Scott Brown's Latest Endorsement Signals Trouble For Jeanne Shaheen

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Republican Scott Brown's bid to return to the U.S. Senate received a boost on Tuesday when he received the endorsement of Bob Preston, a onetime Democ...

Democrats Launch Last-Ditch Effort To Save Endangered Incumbent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

National Democrats are hitting Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who's running for U.S. Senate, one more time in the hope of saving Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) a...

Sarah Palin Compares Climate Change 'Hysteria' To Eugenics

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Sarah Palin is once again brushing off global warming as "junk science," comparing warnings about the threat of climate change to the eugenics movemen...

Bob Dole Wants Mitt Romney To Run For President Again

AP | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole says he thinks former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for the office again in 2016. ...

GOP Uses The 'War On Women' Meme To Hit Charlie Crist Over Strip Club Cash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Republicans are using a Democratic motif to accuse former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist of perpetuating a "war on women" by accepting campaign donations ...

Accused White House Fence Jumper Declared Incompetent, Dragged From Court

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A man charged with jumping the White House fence last week was dragged screaming from ...

U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

American troops returning after aiding Ebola patients in Liberia have been isolated in Italy, CBS News and CNN reported Monday. A Pentagon spokespers...

White House Presses States To End Ebola Quarantine: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is pressuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to reverse the mandatory quarantine for a...

Scott Orders Mandatory Ebola Monitoring

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the U.S. Centers for Disease Contr...

George P. Bush Says Father Jeb 'Still Assessing' Presidential Bid

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the ...

Kentucky Newspapers Endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Two major Kentucky newspapers have endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate over incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). The Cour...

Christie Bemoans 'Extraordinary Vacuum Of Leadership' During Iowa Stop

AP | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning s...