- Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label
Huffington Post, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:47 PM
Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." The libertarian-leaning Republican, a possible White House contender in 2016, is setting out the limits he sees for U. S. involvement in military conflicts. "America shouldn't fight wars where the best outcome is stalemate.
- TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 02:10 AM
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures.
- Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 08:01 PM
The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in security for the president led Julia Pierson to step down as director of the agency. Video of the incident Wednesday night taken by TV news cameras shows a man in white shorts just inside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 10/22/2014 - 03:39 PM
A high-profile endorsement in hand in the unlikeliest of battleground states, veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is seeking to bolster support in Kansas' rural west, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts looked vulnerable after the Aug. 5 primary campaign during which Wolf portrayed the 78-year-old senator as a creature of Washington, not Kansas.  he's overhauled his campaign, at the behest of national GOP leaders, and has been traveling the state. From Thursday through the weekend, Roberts is scheduled to make seven stops in western Kansas, where a substantial turnout in his favor will be needed to overcome the edge Orman is expected to have in Kansas' urban and suburban counties.
- 5 SC governor candidates meet in final debate
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 10/21/2014 - 09:17 PM
The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used the final debate between the candidates to hammer her on the state's child welfare agency and her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of criminal domestic violence. …
- Ga. electorate shrinks, but new voters less white
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 10/21/2014 - 05:57 PM
The totals were released Tuesday, two weeks before an election in which the tight race for Georgia's open Senate seat will help determine which party controls the Senate. State officials say the drop is from deaths, people moving out of state and removal of those who've been inactive for the last two federal election cycles.
- Colorado tests reach of Democrats' ground game
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 10/20/2014 - 03:05 PM
 Bennet chairs the Democratic group that invests in the party's Senate candidates, including big voter turnout efforts. In Colorado, Democrats have an added boost from new election regulations that allow universal mail-in balloting and let citizens register to vote through Election Day.
- Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 10/19/2014 - 08:51 PM
By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Denzinger, 90, is among dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation found.  records show the U.
- LePage's style at center of Maine governor's race
Associated Press, Sunday - 10/19/2014 - 08:51 AM
To some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.
- Obama moves into 2014 campaign mode
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 10/19/2014 - 04:30 AM
Brown is Maryland's lieutenant governor and the Democratic candidate for governor. The Democrat is seeking re-election in Obama's home state.
- Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Associated Press, Saturday - 10/18/2014 - 03:19 AM
Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS?
- Michelle Obama stumps for Charlie Crist in Florida
San Francisco Chronicle, Friday - 10/17/2014 - 03:45 PM
First lady Michelle Obama headlined a rally of 700 supporters for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Orlando, urging them to "knock on some doors for Charlie like you did for Barack." Mrs. Obama said help of people like Crist during her husband's first term were beneficial in the progress he made on initiatives like women's rights and health care.
- SPIN METER: Shaky claims on Ebola budgets
Associated Press, Friday - 10/17/2014 - 05:01 AM
Less than three weeks before the midterm elections, Washington's Ebola blame game has spread to the arcane world of the federal budget.