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On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola

View photo . The flare-up highlights, yet again, the sharply contrasting leadership styles of the two men in a crisis. And it … Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the … Continue reading

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Will Christie’s ‘sit down and shut up’ style work outside New Jersey?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s brash style of politics was on full display Wednesday when he told a heckler critical of the state’s response to Superstorm Sandy to “sit down and shut up.” “Somebody like you doesn’t know a damn … Continue reading

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Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

By Andy Sullivan ARVADA Colorado (Reuters) – Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local races as well. … Continue reading

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Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst each garnering the support of 45 percent of likely voters, according to … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With … Continue reading

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New taxes or not, Pennsylvania’s next governor faces fiscal morass

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania’s Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state’s personal income tax system to make it more progressive. But if he wins, Tom Wolf, who was Revenue … Continue reading

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Will Christie’s ‘sit down and shut up’ style work outside of New Jersey?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s brash style of politics was on full display Wednesday when he told a heckler critical of the state’s response to Superstorm Sandy to “sit down and shut up.” “Somebody like you doesn’t know a damn … Continue reading

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The State Department is too top-heavy with Obama political picks, says foreign service group

View photo . U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at the Diplomatic Corps … President Barack Obama’s fondness for rewarding big donors with plum diplomatic posts overseas made international headlines earlier this year … Continue reading

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Crist sees slight lead over Scott in Florida race for governor: poll

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Democrat Charlie Crist holds a large edge among Florida’s independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation’s largest swing state, a poll … Continue reading

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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, … Continue reading

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