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Reuters

Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh
Sep 22, 2014   06:13 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November’s congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan’s seminal campaign question: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

Selling Mitch McConnell: What’s love got to do with it?
Sep 21, 2014   12:28 PM  21 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) – Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don’t view him as a “real Kentuckian,” according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that…

Selling Mitch McConnell: What’s love got to do with it?
Sep 21, 2014   12:03 PM  21 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) – Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don’t view him as a “real Kentuckian,” according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that…

Texas gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vote in debate
Sep 20, 2014   06:28 AM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic vo…

Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress
Sep 19, 2014   09:52 PM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State milit…

Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate
Sep 19, 2014   09:51 PM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) – A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be …

CNN

Obamadale: Dems’ secret weapon?
Sep 22, 2014   04:36 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.

Hillary Clinton’s fall to-do list
Sep 21, 2014   04:13 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Hillary Clinton’s challenge, if she runs for president a second time, will be showing she is just as comfortable with Iowa’s steak fry crowd as with the elite of New York and Washington.

Democrats make new pitch for women votes
Sep 21, 2014   04:10 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Gay conservatives take on GOP
Sep 21, 2014   04:09 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party’s position on same-sex marriage one state and one party activist at a time.

Two events, one contrast: Clinton v. Warren in NYC
Sep 21, 2014   03:02 PM  18 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
A “grand” moment for the Clintons, a spotlight on Elizabeth Warren, more muted White House expectations about Iran, and stretch-run GOP calculations filled our weekly trip around the “Inside Politics” table.

2nd security incident at White House in 2 days
Sep 21, 2014   09:08 AM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
In the second security incident at the White House in as many days, an individual failed to stop at the entrance to the White House complex while driving his vehicle, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

Washington Post

Federal Eye: Partnership for Public Service honors feds with Service to America Medals for outstanding work
Sep 22, 2014   04:01 AM  5 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The Partnership for Public Service , an organization that works on federal workplace issues, will honor the “outstanding achievements” of federal employees Monday with the 13th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, better kn…

Secret Service considers screening tourists outside White House, adding barriers
Sep 22, 2014   02:48 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex and reduce the chances of intruder…

Secret Service considers screening tourists outside White House, adding barriers
Sep 22, 2014   02:48 AM  7 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex and reduce the chances of intruder…

Secret Service considers a larger buffer zone around the White House
Sep 22, 2014   02:48 AM  7 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex to reduce the chances of intruders…

Secret Service considers a larger buffer zone around the White House
Sep 22, 2014   02:48 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex to reduce the chances of intruders…

The 12 governors’ races you need to watch this fall
Sep 22, 2014   01:56 AM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Sick of parsing whether Republicans will win the six seats they need to take over the Senate? Bored with the House, where the only question is how big the GOP majority will be in 2015? Then it’s time for you to start paying attention to …

Reuters

Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in
Sep 22, 2014   09:09 AM  46 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City’s financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate change.

Two dead, dozens wounded when tour bus overturns in Delaware
Sep 22, 2014   06:31 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving two women dead and sending the others to area hospitals with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said.

NYC police officer dies, 8 hurt in van crash
Sep 22, 2014   06:22 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A New York City police officer died, and eight others were injured when their van crashed into a barrier in the Bronx on Sunday morning, police said.

Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh
Sep 22, 2014   06:13 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November’s congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan’s seminal campaign question: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

Three Afghan soldiers missing from Massachusetts training exercise
Sep 22, 2014   05:31 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
Sept 21 (Reuters) – Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, officials said on Sunday.

One dead, dozens wounded when tour bus overturns in Delaware
Sep 22, 2014   02:43 AM  7 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving one woman dead and sending the others to hospital with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said.

CNN

MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit
Sep 22, 2014   04:49 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
MAVEN has arrived in Mars’s orbit after traveling 442 million miles in the course of 10 months to get there.

Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations
Sep 22, 2014   04:49 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “date rape” drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police.

Obamadale: The secret weapon that could save Iowa Democrats?
Sep 22, 2014   04:47 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.

White House fence jumper has PTSD, former stepson says
Sep 22, 2014   12:32 AM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday.

Police: Suspect in trooper slaying planned for months
Sep 22, 2014   12:30 AM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The self-taught survivalist accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another planned the ambush for months, police said.

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Sep 21, 2014   10:59 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
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MSNBC

Notoriously Soggy Seattle Savors Steamy Summer
Sep 22, 2014   09:16 AM  40 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Seattle experienced a record-breaking 27 days this summer with temperatures of 83 degrees or above, according to the National Weather Service.

‘Somebody Knows’: What Happened to Missing Student Hannah Graham?
Sep 22, 2014   08:49 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
In the days after Hannah Graham vanished, a person of interest was named and Graham’s parents appealed for help. Here’s what we know so far.

Rain Helps 5,000 Firefighters Battling Huge Blaze
Sep 22, 2014   08:45 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire.

‘Somebody Knows’: What Happened to Missing Student Hannah Graham?
Sep 22, 2014   08:45 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
In the days after Hannah Graham vanished, a person of interest was named and Graham’s parents appealed for help. Here’s what we know so far.

Rain Helps 5,000 Firefighters Battling Huge Blaze
Sep 22, 2014   08:31 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire.

Why Not to Pass Out Half-Naked in Someone Else’s Yard
Sep 22, 2014   07:50 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Police in Maryland say they have arrested a woman for indecent exposure and attempted burglary after discovering her partially nude and passed out.

Fox News

Chief: Arrest warrants issued on reckless driving charge for man seen with missing UVa student
Sep 22, 2014   09:00 AM  55 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities are searching for a man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.

News organizations ask judge to allow cameras in courtroom for Colorado theater shooting trial
Sep 22, 2014   08:38 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
News organizations are asking a judge to allow one video camera and one still photographer in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shootings trial, but prosecutors and the defense object.

Two dead, 47 hospitalized after bus overturns in Delaware
Sep 22, 2014   07:55 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Two women were killed and nearly 50 others were hospitalized after a bus carrying passengers returning from a sightseeing tour of Washington D.C. overturned in Delaware Sunday. 

Cooler weather help firefighters make progress on huge Northern California wildfire
Sep 22, 2014   07:24 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event be…

A pistol-packing pastor helps catch robbery suspect
Sep 22, 2014   07:00 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A pistol-packing pastor helped catch a grandmother last week who police say has been stealing dozens of packages from the front porches of homes in a Texas town, KTRK reported.

Three Afghan soldiers reported missing from Cape Cod base
Sep 22, 2014   07:00 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Three Afghan National Army soldiers are missing from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise. 

Reuters

Hong Kong students kick off class boycott to demand greater democracy
Sep 22, 2014   09:17 AM  39 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation’s determination to challenge…

Hong Kong students kick off class boycott to demand greater democracy
Sep 22, 2014   09:03 AM  52 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation’s determination to challenge…

Islamic State urges more attacks on Egyptian security forces
Sep 22, 2014   09:01 AM  55 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State urged insurgents in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and beheadings, a call likely to deepen concern over ties between the militant groups.

Kurds say halt Islamic State advance on Syrian city
Sep 22, 2014   08:52 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish city near the border with Turkey, a spokesman said on Monday.

Iran foreign minister hails ‘new chapter’ in Saudi ties: IRNA
Sep 22, 2014   08:45 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran and Saudi Arabia held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media reported, signaling a possible thaw in chilly ties between the rival Gulf…

Syrian air strikes in northwest kill more than 40: monitoring group
Sep 22, 2014   08:44 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least 42 civilians including women and children have been killed in Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held territory in the country’s northwest, a monitoring group said on Monday.

CNN

Wife of captive begs ISIS to let him go
Sep 22, 2014   12:44 AM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need.

Sierra Leone ends 3-day nationwide Ebola lockdown
Sep 22, 2014   12:41 AM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.

A leap off China’s tallest bridge
Sep 21, 2014   05:59 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
BASE jumpers from 16 countries leaped from China’s tallest bridge in the annual BASE jump challenge in southern China.

Wife of captive begs ISIS to let him go
Sep 21, 2014   03:21 PM  18 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need.

PM: Al Qaeda will fail in India
Sep 21, 2014   03:07 PM  18 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into his country because Muslims there “will die for India.”

Pope travels to majority Muslim Albania
Sep 21, 2014   09:40 AM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Pope Francis traveled to Albania Sunday, the first European country to host the Pope on a public visit since he took office, a Vatican spokesman said.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend an…

Video: Hundreds attend 99-year-old UK veteran’s funeral
Nov 12, 2013   12:15 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
A veteran of the RAF during World War II, Harold Jellicoe Percival’s funeral was attended by hundreds of Britons even though they never knew him. An ad in a local paper encouraged attendees, because he had no living family members. NBC’s…

Video: Typhoon’s winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina
Nov 12, 2013   12:09 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Typhoon Haiyan may be among the biggest ever recorded, peaking at more than 200 mph with a 20-foot storm surge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)

Video: Tacloban residents struggle without food, water
Nov 11, 2013   11:54 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
The Philippine city of Tacloban is ground zero in an area completely wiped out by the fast-moving, ferocious typhoon. People are desperate for aid, and have no access to food, shelter or water. NBC’s Harry Smith reports. (Nightly News)

Doctors haunted by typhoon victims they couldn’t help
Nov 11, 2013   11:53 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Days after the super-typhoon Haiyan roared ashore here and laid waste to the Philippine island of Leyte, the roads remain blocked, the airports closed, the ferries aren’t running — and a public health crisis is un…

Typhoon pushed the limits — bigger storms ahead
Nov 11, 2013   11:05 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Experts say Typhoon Haiyan was about as strong as it could theoretically get when it swept through the Philippines, but storm intensity limits are on the rise.

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