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How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness

View gallery . Joan Wagnon and Barack Obama supporter Stuart Yoho entertain the crowd at the Kansas Caucuses in Topeka, Kansas … TOPEKA, Kan. — Four years ago, Joan Wagnon was a 70-year-old grandmother preparing to retire after decades of public … Continue reading

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How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness

View gallery . Joan Wagnon and Barack Obama supporter Stuart Yoho entertain the crowd at the Kansas Caucuses in Topeka, Kansas … TOPEKA, Kan. — Four years ago, Joan Wagnon was a 70-year-old grandmother preparing to retire after decades of public … Continue reading

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State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts

The State Department on Friday rejected criticisms that too many top diplomatic jobs have gone to political appointees rather than career foreign service officers. “There’s never been a secretary of state more personally connected to the Foreign Service than Secretary … Continue reading

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State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts

The State Department on Friday rejected criticisms that too many top diplomatic jobs have gone to political appointees rather than career foreign service officers. “There’s never been a secretary of state more personally connected to the Foreign Service than Secretary … Continue reading

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U.S. spy budget down by over 15 percent since 2010: official data

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The combined budget for U.S. civilian and military intelligence operations has shrunk by more than 15 percent since 2010, official figures show. The total U.S. intelligence budget was $67.9 billion in the fiscal year … Continue reading

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U.S. spy budget down by over 15 percent since 2010: official data

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The combined budget for U.S. civilian and military intelligence operations has shrunk by more than 15 percent since 2010, official figures show. The total U.S. intelligence budget was $67.9 billion in the fiscal year … Continue reading

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California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an … Continue reading

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California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an … Continue reading

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Obama puts spotlight on women in quest for midterm votes

By Steve Holland PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, hoping for a strong turnout from female voters for Democratic candidates in congressional and gubernatorial elections next week, put women in the spotlight on Friday at an economic-focused event in … Continue reading

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Obama puts spotlight on women in quest for midterm votes

By Steve Holland PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, hoping for a strong turnout from female voters for Democratic candidates in congressional and gubernatorial elections next week, put women in the spotlight on Friday at an economic-focused event in … Continue reading

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