Monday, October 20, 2014

From the Washington Examiner

Voters: U.S. 'out of control' - Half of likely American voters think things in the nation are "on the wrong track" and their outlook for the United States is also pessimistic for the coming several years, according to a new Politico poll.

Hillary Clinton to headline Democratic fundraiser - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to San Francisco to headline a Democratic fundraiser. Clinton is scheduled to address a sold-out women's luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel...

What women want - Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, today's Democratic politicians think they've found the key -- at least to the political desires of most women: a...

Why gay marriage never became a midterm issue - In a key election year, an unexpected Supreme Court decision on a divisive political issue would usually send shockwaves. But when the Supreme Court opted recently to let stand rulings allowing gay marriage in five states,...

Democratic candidates come out swinging against Obama - With President Obama's approval ratings sinking to historic lows, House and Senate Democratic lawmakers seeking re-election in swing states have made a point of distancing themselves from the unpopular president.

Once-hot candidates fade before the final stretch - Now that candidates have entered the home stretches of their races, some of the cycle's biggest busts are on display from Oregon to Ohio.

Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney leading the 2016 field - Hillary Clinton remains the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, while Mitt Romney barely leads against a scattered group of Republicans.

Senate Democrats hoping black vote saves them in midterms - "African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014," pollster Cornell Belcher wrote in an Oct. 1 memo.

Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions - When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues. In a practice more common in California and some other...

Poll: Likely voters want GOP-led Congress - This favoring of Republicans is a first since the poll began asking about it five weeks ago.

GOP groups spend $3 million on Democrat-leading House races - House races in Hawaii, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa, Minnesota and Florida will be targeted.

Why are Democrats cozy with the Clintons? - Today, Democrats who would rather clean up after Ebola patients than appear with Obama are handcuffing themselves to the former president and first lady.

Bipartisanship works for the FEC - The core feature of the FEC's design -- its bipartisan structure -- is not a bug. It is a bulwark for the protection of First Amendment rights.

Despite opposing Obama's immigration reform, Cory Gardner leading among Colorado Hispanics - Gardner leads Udall among Hispanic voters, 49 to 35 percent, according to a little-noticed breakdown in a recent Denver Post poll.

High court balks at last-minute voting changes - The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks...

Dems fume as Harkin takes the money and doesn't run - Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring after five terms in office, is donating most of the money from his campaign account to a university instead of giving it to his would-be successor.

Bill Clinton to address workers at pro-Quinn rally - Former President Bill Clinton will stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn's campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois' economic "comeback" when he...

Democratic congressional candidate kept military honors a secret - A Massachusetts Democratic candidate kept two medals secret in a rare departure from typical politicking.

GOP candidate: Obama must take 'every necessary step' on Ebola - Republicans want President Obama to take "every necessary step" against Ebola, and they want Americans to know they're thinking about those affected by the Ebola "outbreak" in the United States.

Integrity, public corruption big topics in NY race  - The candidates to be New York's top lawyer say integrity and public corruption are key issues but disagree sharply over who has the moral high ground. Incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says...

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