One trader spent $4million betting on Mitt Romney in his failed presidential election Romney famously didn't prepare a concession speech until the final moments of the campaign, but this new analysis of political futures trading makes it clear that he wasn't the only one who was holding out hope. A new report raises questions about why an ... 09/24/2013 - 2:14 am | View Link
Could Romney’s debate comments on research, investments cost him healthcare votes? Could it mean science funding via the National Institutes of Health? That would be a big win for healthcare and science. Cutting through the political talk in both parties, NIH funding has been dead and stagnant for almost a decade. But not so fast. 10/22/2012 - 10:38 pm | View Link
Fact-Checking The Obama (CBS News) -- In the first presidential debate of the general election campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney went head-to-head over issues ranging from health care, to job creation, to tax cuts. Jobs ROMNEY: "We've got 23 million people out of work or ... 10/3/2012 - 9:46 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney attempts third reboot as campaign remains stuck So while Mitt Romney spent more than $4m on staff wages and costs in August ... And in this case that's profoundly offensive." 9.27pm BST Todd Akin raises the big bucks for his Missouri Senate campaign, as the Guardian's Karen McVeigh reports from St ... 09/24/2012 - 1:33 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney releases selected tax details and records Here's a summary of the details: • In 2011 the Romneys paid nearly $2m in taxes on declared income of $13.6m, mainly from investment income • The Romneys' effective tax rate in 2011 was 14.1%, and the couple donated $4m to charity in 2011 • An ... 09/21/2012 - 9:13 am | View Link
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More than 70 U. S. lawmakers say conditions in Myanmar have taken a sharp turn for the worse and want Secretary of State John Kerry to warn its government that it could seriously damage bilateral relations.
Kerry is expected to visit Myanmar this month for a regional security meeting.
It's been a long, negative week. Take a minute and be inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's honest, thought-provoking and daring speech to young Africans.
First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.
Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session.
House Republicans have apparently reached some kind of consensus on a border crisis bill, even though it won't accomplish anything other than having a vote.
Multiple sources say that the leadership will propose language authored by Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) to tighten a 2008 law that made it harder to deport children from countries other than Canada and Mexico.
The subject of Peggy Noonan's hand-wringing today is the increase in America's political polarization. Why are we more divided now? Noonan has a theory -- and it's a crock:
My concern the past few decades has been that we've lost or are losing some of that give, that divisions are sharper and deeper now in part because many of the issues that separate us are so piercing and personal.