Voting Rights Act will operate in limited capacity this election,…

For the first time in over 50 years, the Voting Rights Act does not have the power to check state laws for discriminatory practices Voting judges Larry Wood, left, and Nikki Sartori look on as voter Dan Achziger puts his ballot in the scanning unit at New Windsor Middle School in Baltimore on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The impending presidential election will be the first election in more than five decades that voters will not be under the full protection of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - an act which was passed during the Civil Rights Era to protect minority voters.

Road rager found through social media

What happens to President Barack Obama's 11.1 million Twitter followers on Inauguration Day? The White House says Obama's official POTUS account will be taken over by the next president, who will start with a huge following but a clean slate of tweets. Obama's tweets will move over to a new handle, POTUS44, by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Former DOJ Spokesman Slams FBI Director for Clinton Email Developments

A former Justice Department spokesman believes FBI Director James Comey violated agency protocol by revealing that the agency discovered a new batch of emails potentially connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server less than two weeks before the election. "I don't think he's trying to swing the election to [Donald] Trump, but I think he decided to do this and didn't care if it would have an impact on the election," said Matt Miller, a Democrat and former DOJ spokesman, in an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on their Powerhouse Politics podcast.

President Obama Doesna t Believe FBI Director Trying to Influence…

The White House says it will remain neutral regarding the reopening of an investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private server, after the discovery of more emails that FBI Director James Comey said may be relevant. After a letter from Comey to Congress on Friday, which stated that new emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin "appear to be pertinent to our investigation," members of both parties have criticized the timing of the move.

Obama says Clinton to face unfair gender attacks if elected

President Barack Obama predicted that some of Hillary Clinton's opponents will belittle her as overly emotional if she becomes the nation's first woman president. Obama's critics falsely claimed he wasn't born in the U.S. During an appearance on TBS' "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Monday, he was asked what the equivalent for Clinton will be.

City releases audio of Pulse nightclub gunman

A man who was adopted as a 3-year-old from South Korea almost four decades ago and flown to America is in detention awaiting deportation because of "the severity of his criminal history," U.S. Immigration and... A man who was adopted as a 3-year-old from South Korea almost four decades ago and flown to America is in detention awaiting deportation because of "the severity of his criminal history," U.S. Immigration and Customs... Police negotiators talking to the Orlando nightclub gunman at first weren't sure if the person they had on the phone was actually in the Pulse nightclub, according to audio recordings released Monday after a... Police negotiators talking to the Orlando nightclub gunman at first weren't sure if the person they had on the phone was actually in the Pulse nightclub, according to audio recordings released Monday after a judge... A new study shows a wearable skin patch ... (more)

Trump used ‘legally dubious’ maneuver to avoid reporting taxable income, new report says

At a time when Donald Trump's casinos were bleeding money and he was badly in debt, the Republican presidential nominee used a "legally dubious" accounting maneuver to avoid reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in income, according to a New York Times report Monday. In the early 1990s, Trump convinced financial backers to forgive large debts he could not repay, the paper wrote.

Could panel take politics out of redistricting?


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For 200 years, the party in control of the Indiana General Assembly has drawn the district lines for the congressional and seats in the Indiana House and Senate. Over the years, whichever party was not in power complained that the district lines were drawn to favor the party in power.

‘When you retire, will you tell Trump he was right about…

In a much anticipated interview, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee sat down with President Barack Obama to review his legacy and trade quips. The outgoing president, who has less that 100 days left in office, has been making the talk show rounds, with Obama also scheduled to appear on HBO's Real Time on Friday night with host Bill Maher.

‘These people really seem to be grasping at straws:’ FBI…

The Trump campaign has been under investigation for its possible ties to Russia in recent months, after coming under fire upon the DNC's email server being hacked, the New York Times reports . Republican nominee Donald Trump had called on Russia in July for help finding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's missing emails.

Trump sticks to attacks, insults, hoping to overtake Clinton

Donald Trump plunged into his final-week sprint to Election Day Monday decidedly on his terms: unleashing a harsh new attack against Democrat Hillary Clinton in Michigan, a state that hasn't favored a Republican for president in nearly three decades. His message was welcomed by supporters, but his location frustrated anxious Republicans who fear their nominee is riding his unorthodox political playbook too long - even as Clinton's developing email problems offer new political opportunity.

Obama to hand over social media accounts to new president

What happens to President Barack Obama's 11.1 million Twitter followers on Inauguration Day? The White House says Obama's official POTUS account will be taken over by the next president, who will start with a huge following but a clean slate of tweets. Obama's tweets will move over to a new handle, POTUS44, by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Trump used ‘legally dubious’ maneuver to avoid reporting…

At a time when Donald Trump 's casinos were bleeding money and he was badly in debt, the Republican presidential nominee used a "legally dubious" accounting maneuver to avoid reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in income, according to a New York Times report Monday. In the early 1990s, Trump convinced financial backers to forgive large debts he could not repay, the paper wrote.

Trump warns of ‘constitutional crisis’ but term is vague

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is warning that electing rival Hillary Clinton could mire the country "in a constitutional crisis that we cannot afford." It is not clear what Trump means by a "constitutional crisis" but he suggested Monday to supporters in Michigan that Clinton could face a lengthy criminal investigation and possible a criminal trial as a sitting president as the FBI continues to examine her email practices.

Biden Says of Clinton: You Need Her, She Cares

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Wisconsin’s Johnson defends investment in Irish company

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is defending his investment in an Irish company that distributes products made by the plastic manufacturer he used to own before being elected in 2010. The Wisconsin Republican on Monday denied in comments to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was using his investment in the Irish company as a tax dodge.

Peaceful Standing Rock Protest in Northeast Portland Led Briefly to Breach of Federal Building

Protests in Portland against the Dakota Access oil pipeline moved from virtual to reality Monday morning, when hundreds of Portlanders gathered in Holladay Park for a peaceful rally that included chants of "love water, not oil." Some protesters then entered the offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., where a spokesman for Portland police says one or more protesters "shoved" some employees.

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson defends investment in Irish company

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday defended his investment in an Irish company that distributes products made by the plastic manufacturer he used to own before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. Johnson, who is in a tight re-election fight with Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold , denied in comments to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was using his investment in the Irish company as a way to dodge paying U.S. taxes.

Dakota pipeline protesters say they were detained in dog kennels; 268 …

A line of police move towards a roadblock and encampment of Native American and environmental protesters near an oil pipeline construction site, near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. October 27, 2016 Tens of thousands of people have checked in on Facebook at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the past few days. They are expressing solidarity with protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota, which have faced an increasingly brutal backlash from police.

Clinton challenges FBI, declaring, ‘There’s no case here’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to members of the audience as she departs a rally at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to members of the audience as she departs a rally at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

Paul Ryan’s Wife Is a Liberal Who Voted Twice for Obama?

We found no evidence to support the claim that Paul Ryan's wife is a liberal or that she twice voted for President Barack Obama. I received an email "One more reason to blow up the status quo of Washington Elites!!!! My goodness!!!! A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--Why won't Speaker Paul Ryan stand up fr Republican Principals? Married to Janna Little, a left wing progressive, anti-constitutional, big government George Soros supporter who voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice.

Liberals and Their Nightmare Fantasies

Every four years, the Republican Party choose a man to be labeled the next Hitler by liberals. Having been born during the presidency of Eisenhower and having lived through the presidencies of five other Republican presidents, I can tell you that at least four of those were demonized as latter-day Hitlers by liberals.

Hillary Clinton email scandal: Here is everything you wanted to ask

The latest development in the Hillary Clinton email scandal has thrown open the issue and brought up several questions regarding it. On Friday, in a letter to the Congress, FBI director James Comey said that federal investigators looking into the lewd messages sent by Anthony Weiner came across thousands of emails on his computer that could be pertinent to the FBI inquiry into Clinton's private email server.

Finance records contradict Indiana Senate candidate’s image

The ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die... The ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die on purpose. Funeral services are set for a New York state trooper who died after being struck by a car while assisting a trucker who had stopped in a highway median.

Peter Thiel Hasn’t Spoken with Trump About SCOTUS and LGBT Rights, Still Endorses Him – WATCH


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Gay Republican billionaire and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel says he has had not had conversations with Trump about LGBT rights and the Supreme Court, yet remains confident that Trump will expand and not reduce rights if elected president. Thiel made his remarks during a event at the National Press Club in Washington where he gave prepared remarks and took questions about his support of Trump, his funding the lawsuit that brought down Gawker, and more.

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The ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die... The ex-wife of a Georgia man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die on purpose. Funeral services are set for a New York state trooper who died after being struck by a car while assisting a trucker who had stopped in a highway median.

What about Loretta E. Lynch?

Justice Department officials could have overruled FBI Director James B. Comey's surprising decision to notify Congress about the renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, but they stopped short of ordering him to back down. Their decision partly reflected the institutional power of the FBI director, Comey's personality and the political realities they were facing, according to current and former Justice officials.

GOP hatred of Clinton will poison our politics for years to come

While we may get another scandal later this week , it would be fitting if this was how the 2016 presidential election ended: with the media in an utter frenzy and Republicans carried aloft on a wave of joyous outrage over a story about Hillary Clinton that has literally zero substance to it, but consists only of speculation about hypothetical crimes that someone might have committed. This is what happens when a party nominates Donald Trump to represent it.

Backers of Paris Climate Pact Play Down Trump Threat as Election Looms

Backers of a global accord to fight climate change that formally comes into force on Friday say they are confident the deal can survive any legal challenges by U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump if he wins next week's presidential election. Trump has threatened to reject the accord negotiated by nearly 200 governments, including that of U.S. President Barack Obama.

McConnell allies run new ads in final days of Indiana Senate race

A super political action committee run by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's allies is ushering out two new television ads set to run across Indiana in the final week of the Hoosier State's hotly contested Senate campaign. The Senate Leadership Fund has invested heavily in Indiana, where it spent large sums to help Republican Rep. Todd Young survive the GOP primary.

Donna Brazile out at CNN after emails show Clinton coordination

CNN this month quietly dismissed Donna Brazile, the Democratic National Committee chair, from her position as a contributor more than two weeks ago, after a leaked email appeared to show she gave Hillary Clinton a question that would be asked at a presidential forum. CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratrapas said in a Monday statement provided to the Washington Examiner that the cable channel is "completely uncomfortable" after learning that earlier this year, Brazile provided Clinton's campaign with specific questions she would face at CNN presidential forums.

Middlesex County fuels 4.4 percent increase in voter enrollment

There are 192,133 new registered voters in Massachusetts since the last presidential election, with three of the state's 14 counties, including Middlesex, responsible for more than half of the increase. As of Oct. 19, 2016, 4,534,974 people are registered to vote in Massachusetts, according to data from Secretary of State William Galvin's office.

Justices sympathetic to girl suing school over service dog

Ehlena Fry, 12, of Michigan, sits with her service dog Wonder, while speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, following oral arguments on a case where Fry, who has cerebral palsy, wants to sue school officials for refusing to let her bring a service dog to class.

M&A Flurry Lifts S&P, Nasdaq; Nike Drags Dow

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were slightly higher on Monday as a raft of deals lifted sentiment, even as investors remained cautious ahead of the outcome of the U.S. election next week. The Dow Jones Industrial average was little changed, weighed down by a 3 percent fall in Nike following a BofA Merrill Lynch downgrade.

National Tooling & Machining Association recognizes metalworking excellence

At the National Tooling & Machining Association Fall Conference in Charlotte, NC last week, Chairman Herb Homeyer awarded Pittsburgh's own Greg Chambers of Oberg Industries with the prestigious William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training. This award is reserved for an individual or member company who has demonstrated consistently strong support and active participation in structured training for the Precision Custom Manufacturing Industry.

Massive Oklahoma manhunt ends with fugitive suspect dead

A western Oklahoma county sheriff says the manhunt is over for Michael Dale Vance Jr., a suspect in a string of violent crimes. A massive, weeklong manhunt for a suspect in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of three law enforcement officers and multiple carjackings, has ended in a police chase and... Authorities say investigators found three people shot to death outside a rural home in central Kansas, and an unharmed 18-month-old child was found inside.

Despite Warnings, Dangerous Takata Airbags Not Repaired

Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their airbags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death. Last week authorities said one of those air bags, equipped with an inflator made by Takata Corp., ruptured and killed a California woman, adding urgency to the search for the noncompliant vehicles.

Holder: Comey’s letter ‘a stunning breach of protocol’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is criticizing FBI Director James Comey's decision to reveal the recent discovery of emails potentially related to the bureau's earlier investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server. He said Comey's letter to Congress announcing a review of the new emails was "a stunning breach" of law enforcement protocol and one that carried "potentially severe implications" during a presidential campaign.

Talking presidential politics with ‘Dr. Bob’

The normally wonky annual meeting of the Southside Planning District Commission came with a twist this year - an election year twist, that is. Robert Holsworth, a former VCU professor and political analyst who has earned renown in the pundit ranks as "Dr. Bob," regaled local officials and planners with his observations on the 2016 presidential election as guest speaker at the event, held Thursday night in Chase City.

Praise to the Republicans with the moral courage to stand up to James Comey

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she boards her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, to travel to Florida. Although most Republicans are exulting in the decision by FBI Director James Comey to announce that the agency was reopening its case into Hillary Clinton's emails, a handful of Republicans have spoken up to denounce Comey's electoral interference.

Cuba’s U.S.-backed apartheid dictatorship arrests more than a…

On the first Sunday after being elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, Cuba's apartheid dictatorship unleashed another wave of brutal repression against the island's peaceful dissidents. More than a dozen Ladies in White and other human rights and democracy activists were violently arrested yesterday as they attempted to carry out their weekly #TodosMarchamos protest march demanding the release of political prisoners.

Trump Threatens Liberal Media Monopolies


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Ask the media critics on the left to identify the bible of their movement and they will inevitably cite Ben Bagdikian's famous book, The Media Monopoly . But in a sign that the media monopoly has turned into a weapon of the "progressive" movement, it is Donald J. Trump and his economic adviser, Professor Peter Navarro, who are leading the charge against the corporate interests with media properties backing the Democratic Party and its global socialist agenda.

US political uncertainty weighs on global stocks

The revelation that the FBI has opened a new investigation into U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server weighed on global stock markets on Monday, a little more than a week from election day. Investors around the world also have a raft of potentially market-moving data and events to monitor this week, culminating with Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report for October.

Reid: FBI has ‘explosive information’ about Trump, Russia

"In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors and the Russian government - a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity," Reid wrote to Comey this weekend. The Senate Democratic leader declined to offer additional details about the information or clarify how federal officials had discovered it.

Nothing Matters Now But Getting Out The Vote

I ran into an old friend, a Democratic operative, the other day. He's kind of Old School and when I asked him why contributions this late in the cycle-- after all there are only 10 days until all the ballots have been counted-- are important, his response was sickening.

Mike’s Blog Round Up

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Technology Stocks Betting on Next Generation Broadband Wireless…

As the race heats up to create the most innovative and unique in-flight connectivity services and products, funding for new technology advancements and acquisitions increases as tech leaders aim to build unique revenue stream as a result of infusing evolving technology into various aviation/drone/aerospace operations. Tech stocks in the markets of note include: Gogo, Inc. , Airborne Wireless Network , Globalstar, Inc. , Rockwell Collins Inc. and Facebook Inc. it submitted its application and related documentation with the Federal Aviation Administration for initial certification.

The problem with Trump’s plan to save Social Security

He wouldn't have to, he believes: His plan to boost economic growth to at least 4% would take care of Social Security's long-term problems. Here's where things stand now: Though the Social Security system is not going "bankrupt," it won't have enough money to pay full benefits beginning in 2034, according to the latest Social Security trustees' report.

Bracing for the final stretch

The most unpredictable, dumfounding and just plain nasty presidential campaign in modern times is heading into its final full week. Hillary Clinton, who just three days ago seemed on a glide path to a date with history, is suddenly on the defensive.

Warrant to search newly found emails obtained by FBI

The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. FBI investigators want to review emails of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and Abedin's estranged husband.

The 2016 presidential campaign put the ‘ugh’ in ugly

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debate during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas. Headed for history books, the duel between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump became a battle of "nasty women" and "bad hombres" vs. "deplorables" and voters who are "irredeemable."

Election Day promises to be a marathon

In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, early voters stand by campaign signs as they wait in line at a voting location in Dallas. It will be strictly a spectator sport for the estimated 46 million people who are likely to vote in advance of Election Day.

Clinton lining up policy priorities for 2017, if she wins

A western Oklahoma county sheriff says the manhunt is over for Michael Dale Vance Jr., a suspect in a string of violent crimes. A massive, weeklong manhunt for a suspect in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of two police officers and multiple carjackings, ended on Sunday evening in a police chase and... Police say as many as 70 members of rival motorcycle clubs brawled during a classic car show on New York's Long Island, leaving two people hurt.

China Shares Ease on Asset Bubble, U.S. Election Fears

China stocks ended slightly lower on Monday as sentiment was dampened by warnings from top policymakers about asset bubbles and uncertainties around the U.S. presidential election. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent, to 3,336.28, while the Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.1 percent to 3,100.49 points.

Firm of de Blasio ‘agent of the city’ working Senate races

Mayor de Blasio has said he is not getting involved in this year's state Senate elections, but the firm of one of his "agents of the city" is. A Super PAC created by Airbnb has so far paid BerlinRosen, whose co-founder is de Blasio confidante Jonathan Rosen, nearly $1 million for ads and mailers opposing Sen. Sue Serino and supporting Sen. George Latimer and James Gaughran, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Carl Marcellino .

Battle for NYS Senate control down to a few races

Here is the third item from my "Albany Insider" column that was cut from the Monday print editions for space: With eight days to go before Election Day, the fight for control of the state Senate has narrowed to a handful of races. Three races in Nassau County and one in the Hudson Valley will likely determine which party is in the majority come January, Democrats and Republicans agree.

Manchin to nominate 40 students for US service academies

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll nominate 40? West Virginia students from 17 counties to the U.S. service academies after reviewing recommendations by a selection board that met last month. They include 10 nominees for the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 10 to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

AP Explains: The election’s just beginning on Election Day

It's not a neat and easy way that Americ... . FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1940 file photo, New York State electoral college members cast votes at the state capital in Albany, N.Y. Most people who voted early or are heading to the polls on Nov. 8, 2016 think they will be voting for Democrat... WASHINGTON - The presidential election doesn't end when the polls close on Nov. 8. Rather, it's just getting started.

Florida’s I-4 corridor is where the election could be won

The Interstate 4 corridor stretching from the Tampa Bay area through Orlando to Daytona Beach is a bellwether of the nation's largest swing state, where candidates campaigned vigorously last week. North Florida is predictably Republican, and South Florida remains strongly Democratic, leaving a swath around Interstate 4 as the state's primary battleground.

Hey Swedes, let’s salvage our lost sub together, says Russia

Russia wants to team up with Sweden to salvage a submarine which sank off the coast of Sweden a hundred years ago, in a move to improve relations between the two countries. Russian submarines are a sensitive subject in Sweden after the Swedes' infamous hunt for an underwater vessel that was never found in Stockholm's archipelago in 2014, as well as the Russian submarine that mysteriously ran aground in Swedish waters in 1981.

Evan McMullin: Political unknown turned anti-Trump symbol

Former CIA agent Evan McMullin has quickly evolved from a political unknown to a legitimate threat to become the first independent candidate in nearly half a century to win electoral votes in a presidential election. The presidency itself is out of his reach because McMullin is only on the ballot in 11 states.

N.C. senator apologizes for Clinton “bullseye” flap

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, joins Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, following a Republican strategy session. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, apologized Monday night after an audio recording from this weekend revealed he had privately joked about a gun magazine not having a "bullseye" over a picture of Hillary Clinton's face.

As Usual, Voters Say This Election More Important Than Most

Seven in 10 U.S. voters say the outcome of the presidential election matters more to them this year than it did in prior election years -- in line with what Gallup recorded at this stage of the past three presidential campaigns. However, before 2004, voters were far less likely to believe presidential elections meant that much.

Phantom of the Election

Phantom of the Opera , Andrew Lloyd Webber's worldwide hit musical, is often heard at Donald Trump's rallies - an omen of the surprise that American voters are quietly planning for Hillary Clinton. Halloween is a fitting day to discuss haunts - so today I will explain why, even if you won't vote for Trump, you should never vote for Clinton.

Can America Afford Another Nixon?

Long before writing columns, I joined the rest of America fixated for months on the Watergate soap opera that eventually brought down President Richard Milhous Nixon. From "Deep Throat" to "Dirty Tricks," from "I am not a crook" to Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974, we watched America avoid what might have become a republic-threatening Constitutional crisis.

Fox News, a Melodrama

Full disclosure: late one night, while watching Fox News, I donated two hundred and fifty dollars to Hillary Clinton's campaign. My husband is Canadian.

Minimum-Wage Laws: Good Intentions, Bad Results

ON "CARPE DIEM," his lively economics blog, University of Michigan professor Mark J. Perry likes to use Venn diagrams to needle those who "do not have a strong need for intellectual consistency." On topics ranging from drug prices to campus diversity to imports from China, he shows how common it is for people to simultaneously hold contradictory positions, oblivious to the fact that they are logically irreconcilable.

Gay Reflections, Onstage

Contemporary performers who write their own material seldom escape the trap of having written their own material. The impulse to perform-to write with your body in front of others-is different from the push it takes to author a script, which requires that you dream alone.

Comey Has Clinton Dead to Rights

The world was rocked this past Friday afternoon when the FBI Director James Comey announced he was reopening the investigation of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president. Reaction was swift from all sides of the political spectrum.

2016: A Little Context, Please

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Hey, What If Trump Actually Wins?

Andrew Breitbart is looking down right now, laughing uproariously that the stake through Hillary Clinton's black, icy heart is his onanistic antagonist Anthony Wiener's over-exposed lil' buddy. But now we face a prospect only slightly less terrifying than Hillary slithering back into the Oval Office.

Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor

Earlier this year, the small Long Island town where I live-a seaside village of a few thousand people-held its municipal election. The choice was between a party that favored development and another that opposed it, and the lead-up to the vote was tense.

The Cosmic Message of “William Tell”

Nothing in the brilliant operatic career of Gioachino Rossini became him like the leaving it. When, in 1829, "Guillaume Tell" had its premiA re, at the Paris OpA ra, the composer was thirty-seven; he had written some forty operas and attained wealth and fame.

The Madness and Majesty of “Hacksaw Ridge”

From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, on the trail of the divine, comes Desmond Doss. We see him as a child, played by Darcy Bryce, scrapping with his brother and clouting him with a brick-the sole occasion, in "Hacksaw Ridge," on which the hero harms another person.

Are We Not Men?

The dog was the color of a maraschino cherry, and what it had in its jaws I couldn't quite make out at first, not until it parked itself under the hydrangeas and began throttling the thing. This little episode would have played itself out without my even noticing, except that I'd gone to the stove to put the kettle on for a cup of tea and happened to glance out the window at the front lawn.

The New Evangelical Moral Minority

In 2009, Russell Moore was a young theologian who occasionally served as the host of a Christian radio show. He liked to let callers have their say, drawing them out with friendly questioning before gently acknowledging, when necessary, that he firmly disagreed.

Asian shares mostly lower as FBI probe raises US uncertainty

Asian stocks wobbled Monday as a revived FBI inquiry into U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server sharpened uncertainty over the election, while investors also awaited key economic data this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 per cent to 17,369.48 and South Korea's Kospi also shed 0.4 per cent, to 2,010.41.

NZ dollar rises as traders look ahead to US election, key data

The New Zealand dollar gained as traders pondered the risks associated with the US election next week and awaited key data including employment, the survey of expectations and US non-farm payrolls. The kiwi traded at 71.51 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington after reaching as high as 71.67 cents in late New York trading and from 71.36 cents in Asia at the end of last week.

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Democrat Russ Feingold's U.S. Senate campaign is returning $45,000 in contributions from employees of a Boston law firm accused of giving bonuses to partners who made political donations. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a Feingold spokesman said Sunday the contributions would be immediately returned.

If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with FBI Director Comey

WASHINGTON >> The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year criminal investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate's email practices. But Comey's sudden announcement to Congress that FBI agents would review new emails that may be connected to that dormant investigation revives questions about how Clinton, if elected, would coexist with the independent-minded FBI director.

Harry Reid: Comey may have violated the Hatch Act

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that FBI Director James Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, barring political activity by federal employees, through a late election season letter to Congress about the scope of the bureau's probe of Hillary Clinton's private email service as secretary of state. Comey's letter on Friday to congressional committee chairs said the FBI is reviewing newly discovered emails that might be linked to Clinton's private server.

Staten Island medium hosts book signing at SI Museum

Marian Zinicola, who is more commonly known as Marty the Psychic, published her new book, "Soul Bonding," this past June but has been busy with a book tour this fall. The West Brighton resident's book delves into her readings as a psychic medium where she helps people in Europe and across the country, including many here on Staten Island, connect with deceased loved ones.

The price of offending an Obama crony

Offending one of Barack Obama 's campaign contributors can be as career-threatening as thumbing a nose at the president himself. Maria Pallante , the U.S. Register of Copyrights, an important but little-known office under the Library of Congress, had the temerity to write to the Securities and Exchange Commission to say that in her expert opinion, Google 's habit of playing fast and loose with the nation's copyright laws is both bad policy and against the law.

‘Please, Oh Please, When Will It All Stop?’

That's what I found myself saying aloud to no one in particular around noon on Wednesday as my body desperately tried to expel all vestiges of the eight Disaronno sours I was conned into downing the night before by a bubbly twenty-something bartender at this half-nice Italian joint which I normally only stop at for a glass or three of Barolo. As Bloomberg's Richard Breslow reminds us, the quote copied at the outset here has applications far beyond next-day amaretto buyer's remorse.

The Latest: Trump doubts, without evidence, Colorado voting

More than 100 people on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Toronto are safe after the plane was diverted to Denver International Airport on Sunday. More than 100 people on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Toronto are safe after the plane was diverted to Denver International Airport on Sunday.

Tipperary Peace Award

Secretary of State John Kerry: "Well, Martin, thank - I'm really incredibly touched, moved, very, very grateful, and hope and pray that there is no way possible that the glen of Aherlow and its beauty will remain a secret anywhere. Really, you are blessed here in so many ways - blessed by your people.

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet

This week, the Navy's top personnel officer is visiting Sailors assigned to the Navy's U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Middle East. "It is really important to me that Master Chief April Beldo and I meet with Sailors to listen to their concerns and also help explain some of the Navy's recent personnel announcements and initiatives," said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm.

Barack Obama and the search for identity

In the penultimate episode of the Presidential podcast , we examine Barack Obama's search for identity and how that quest has paralleled America's own complex reckoning with race. "Trying to figure out his identity was really the story of his young life," says Washington Post journalist David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story .

Why US inmates launched a nationwide strike

Last month, on the 45th anniversary of the infamous Attica Prison uprising, tens of thousands of US inmates launched a nationwide protest that continues today, according to advocates who helped organize the effort. The inmates' grievances are as varied as the states they came from: Pennies for labor in South Carolina, racial discrimination in California, excessive force in Michigan.

Comey in harsh spotlight of 2016 campaign

James Comey's revelation Friday that the bureau is reviewing newly discovered emails that might be linked to Hillary Clinton's private server made the FBI director's unusual actions the focus on Sunday news programs and on the campaign trail. The new emails were found weeks ago, law enforcement officials told CNN Sunday.

Email scandal: Brave-faced Hillary Clinton vows to ‘get back up’ as Donald Trump benefits from storm

Washington: As it emerged that FBI investigators had been sitting silently, for the best part of a month, on the latest explosive trove of Clinton emails , the Democratic candidate and Donald Trump took markedly different approaches to the elephant in the room - she stepped around it; he lassoed it and hauled it onto centre stage. Despite strident demands for more information from Democrats and the GOP, beleaguered FBI director James Comey remained silent through the weekend - letting his 166-word letter to Congress on Friday stand as the only justification for a rare FBI political intervention that has most analysts qualifying what had been their near-certain predictions that Clinton had the election in the bag.

Kaine calls FBI email probe “distraction”

Tim Kaine called on the FBI to "put all the details out for the American public to see" regarding the latest development in the Hillary Clinton email controversy during a campaign stop here this afternoon. While describing the letter that FBI Director James Comey sent to Congress on Friday as a "distraction," the Virginia senator and Democratic party vice presidential nominee said it may also have "revved up righteous indignation" among Clinton supporters to give her campaign a boost as Election Day nears.

FBI in talks with Abedin lawyers over email search: report

Attorneys representing top Clinton aide Huma Abedin are in the midst of discussions with federal authorities regarding recently discovered emails that may be pertinent to the investigation into Hillary Rodham Clinton Trump on emails: This could be the mother lode Launch imminent of 'phase three' of Wikileaks election coverage FBI gets warrant to review emails on Weiner's laptop in Clinton probe MORE Law enforcement officials may be seeking a search warrant to comb through the recently discovered messages that relate to the Democratic presidential nominee's time as secretary of State, CNN reported Sunday.

Melania Trump to give speech in suburban Philadelphia

It will be Melania's first public speech since the Republican National Convention, where she was criticized for cribbing portions of first lady Michelle Obama Melania Trump to give speech in suburban Philadelphia Michelle Obama to attend ceremony for new Navy submarine Clinton to campaign in Arizona days before election MORE Melania rarely appears on the campaign trail, choosing instead to stay in New York City and care for the couple's 10-year-old son. "She's amazing when she speaks.

As New Hampshire goes, so goes the Senate?

In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt defeated Kansas' Gov. Alfred Landon in 46 of the 48 states, thereby creating the jest, "As Maine goes, so goes Vermont." Eight decades later, New England has gone from the Republicans' last redoubt in a bad year to their least receptive region in any year.

Comey Is Mum on Clinton Probe as Race Tightens, Angering Most

Facing another day of ferocious attacks by the Clinton campaign, FBI Director James Comey indicated he may have nothing more to say on his agency's renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton-related e-mails before Election Day as polls show her lead is slipping. The FBI head briefed the top Republican and Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee Saturday and was pressed to clarify a number of questions, including whether the bureau is certain the newly-discovered e-mails contained classified information.

Clinton Expected To Cruise In California, So Who Will Vote?

CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA [] LOS ANGELES - Republicans and Democrats in California are struggling to keep voters motivated in advance of Election Day, but for different reasons.

Clinton team: Comey should say whether he’s reviewed emails

Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday pressured FBI Director James Comey to release more details about the emails he says could be related to the investigation into her use of a private email server, including whether Comey had even reviewed them himself. Tim Kaine, Clinton's running mate, said Comey owed it to the public to be more forthcoming about the emails under review by the FBI with only 10 days remaining before Nov. 8 election.

So Far, Sexting, Groping Is 2016’s ‘October Surprise’

U.S. presidential campaigns are never predictable, although the number of late-breaking, surprise developments in the 2016 campaign may set the mark. A historical look at what politicos like to refer to as an "October Surprise" - an unpredictable development that roils the White House race and comes days or weeks, or even earlier than October, before people vote.

So far, sexting, groping is 2016’s – October Surprise’

U.S. presidential campaigns are never predictable, although the number of late-breaking, surprise developments in the 2016 campaign may set the mark. A historical look at what politicos like to refer to as an "October Surprise" - an unpredictable development that roils the White House race and comes days or weeks, or even earlier than October, before people vote.

Early voting update: Positive signs for both parties in battleground states

About 18 million Americans already voted before FBI Director James Comey made the bombshell announcement that he found new emails possibly relating to Hillary Clinton's private server. The numbers include some good news for Republicans in Ohio and Iowa, and good news for Democrats in Florida, Arizona and Colorado, based on a CNN analysis of the latest early voting data.

Justice Department seeks approval for email search

Justice Department and FBI officials are working to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedein's newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN. Government lawyers haven't yet approached Abedin's lawyers to seek an agreement to conduct the search.

New Clinton north Florida ad hits Trump for ‘Access Hollywood’ video

Hillary Clinton's campaign, aiming to win over conservative voters in the Florida Panhandle, has recently begun airing an ad referencing Donald Trump talking about his inappropriate behavior with women, according to media monitoring firm Kantar/CMAG. The spot - titled "Last Straw" - features Don McVaugh, a Republican Air Force veteran who decided to vote for Clinton after the 2005 tape of Donald Trump casually talking about sexual assault was made public.

FBI agents knew of e-mails weeks before director was briefed

The FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server knew early this month that messages recovered in a separate probe might be germane to their case, but they waited weeks before briefing the FBI director, according to people familiar with the case. FBI Director James B. Comey has written that he was informed of the development Thursday, and he sent a letter to legislators the next day letting them know that he thought the team should take ''appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails.'

‘FBI director is trying to influence the election’

Sheldon Schorer, a representative of Democrats Abroad Israel, sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the decision by FBI director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State. Schorer was highly critical of Comey's actions.

Feds in talks with Abedin to get access to emails

Feds in talks with Abedin to get access to emails Investigation centers around material on a laptop she shared with husband Anthony Weiner. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://usat.ly/2eJz2vx In this April 17, 2016, file photo, Huma Abedin, aide to Hillary Clinton, attends a rally in Staten Island, New York.

Letter: Clinton has ungodly plan

Almost all agree that this election will be a pivotal moment in our history. I believe that it comes down to using the power of government to eliminate the Catholic moral influence from American life.

Gaylor: Nonreligious voters flex muscles

This election could be a flashpoint in American history in which nonreligious voters finally eclipse major religious groups in terms of turnout and influence. More than 26 million voters with no religion could turn out on Nov. 8, dwarfing the group's previous electoral participations and, for the first time, providing the power to sway the direction of the country, according to a new analysis of data on religious affiliation and voting by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes the separation of church and state.

Weiner hands laptop over to FBI as Clinton keeps her distance :0

Anthony Weiner is cooperating with feds investigating his sexting scandal - turning over his laptop to the FBI - even as Hillary Clinton has not bothered to ask her top aide, Huma Abedin, what's on the device she shared with her estranged husband. Fox News' Bret Baier reported Sunday that Weiner had given that laptop to the FBI - and that therefore a warrant may not be necessary to search the device.

Trump gains on Clinton with Florida poll lead :0

Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton by four points in the crucial battleground state of Florida, according to a newly released poll. T he New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll shows Trump receiving the support of 46 percent of likely Florida voters, while Clinton is at 42 percent.

Gary Johnson’s Main Proposal: Shrink Government

Johnson's campaign is founded on the principle that smaller government will mean greater freedom for citizens, both economically and in their personal lives. It's the policy glue that holds together his fiscally conservative, socially liberal and noninterventionist message.

Election to determine party control of NY state Senate

This year's presidential race could have big implications for New York state government if voters recoiling from Donald Trump hand the state Senate to Democrats. That's the scenario envisioned by top Democrats who say the GOP nominee's unpopularity could boost down-ballot Democrats.

Justice Department advised FBI against Clinton email letter

In this file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with senior aide Huma Abedin aboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails, despite promising in 2013 not to take sensitive files when she left the State Department.

EU, Canada finally signing trade deal after Belgian drama

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met EU leaders in Brussels on Sunday to finally sign a giant trade deal seven years in the making that was almost torpedoed by a small region of Belgium. The ceremony had been pushed back from Thursday after French-speaking Wallonia, with just 3.6 million people, initially vetoed a deal affecting more than 500 million Europeans and 35 million Canadians.

Clintona s aides in spotlight during campaigna s final stretch

In this Oct., 16, 2015 file photo, Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks to the media after testifying at a closed-door hearing of the House Benghazi Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails, despite promising in 2013 not to take sensitive files when she left the State Department.

Competitive Ohio House race in Franklin County pits attorney, retired teacher

After months of presidential campaign fights over failing to release tax returns or deleting 33,000 emails, voters in the 23rd Ohio House District might find it refreshing to hear their legislative choices talk of access and transparency. When a potential voter answers the door, Democrat Lee Schreiner talks about his experience in education, and concludes with a message not typically heard from someone running for office.

Clinton calls FBIa s actions ahead of vote a deeply troublinga

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. >> Hillary Clinton is lashing out at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau's actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” Emboldened Republican rival Donald Trump seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts about Clinton's trustworthiness.

Trump’s Post-Apocalyptic Vision of America Inspires the Worst in People

Donald Trump is an awful person, and he inspires the very worst of our society to put their creepy, hateful, ignorant behavior on open display. While I would never endorse anything that came from a Clinton, I can say I've never heard her make reckless attacks about entire groups of people, or paint a picture of a broken, apocalyptic society and call it "America."

Justice Department advised FBI against Clinton email letter

The Justice Department discouraged the FBI from alerting Congress to the unexpected discovery of emails potentially related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, given the proximity to the presidential election and the potential for political fallout, a government official said. Justice Department officials who were advised of the FBI's intention to notify Congress about the discovery expressed concern that the action would be inconsistent with department protocols designed to avoid the appearance of interference in an election.

DC Attorney: FBI Never DestroyedLaptops Of Clinton Aides

Agents within the Federal Bureau of Investigation never destroyed laptops given to them by aides of Hillary Clinton as previously reported, a Washington D.C. lawyer with a source close to the Clinton investigation says. Washington D.C. attorney Joe DiGenova said on The David Webb Show on SiriusXM Friday night that despite the FBI agreeing to destroy the laptops of Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson as part of immunity deals made during the initial investigation of Clinton's email server, agents involved in the case refused to destroy the laptops.

Weinera s tale of self-destruction rocks race for president

Once a hard-charging young congressman, Anthony Weiner lost his career and his marriage to a habit of trading sexually explicit messages that he couldn't shake - a lurid tale of personal self-destruction that's suddenly found its way into the race for president. Weiner is separated from Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's campaign and one of the Democratic nominee's closest aides.

Clinton calls FBIa s actions ahead of vote a deeply troublinga

Hillary Clinton is lashing out at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau's actions just days before the election "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling." Emboldened Republican rival Donald Trump seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts about Clinton's trustworthiness.

Trump mounts bid to turn Clintoncontroversy to his advantage

Sensing a potential turning point, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump mounted a furious effort on Saturday to portray Democrat Hillary Clinton as unfit to lead the country after the latest chapter in her email controversy unfolded as he tries to mount a comeback. With the Nov. 8 election only 10 days away, Trump devoted much of his stump speech to try to take the maximum advantage of the FBIA s disclosure that it is investigating more emails as part of a probe into ClintonA s use of a private email server.

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When FBI Director James Comey wrote his bombshell letter to Congress on Friday about newly discovered emails that were potentially "pertinent" to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, agents had not able to review any of the material, because the bureau had not yet gotten a search warrant to read them, three government officials who have been briefed on the probe told Yahoo News. As of Saturday night, the FBI had still not gotten approval from the Justice Department for a warrant that would allow agency officials to read any of the newly discovered Abedin emails, and I keep swearing I'm never going to do any more "Hitler Learns About.

Frustrations erode Florida Haitiansa support for Clinton

The Miami Herald reports some in the Caribbean country's diaspora are frustrated with the Clinton Foundation's earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti. Ralph Kenol, a Broward County Democrat, said he voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein because he thinks Clinton and other Democrats have taken black voters' support for granted.

Exercise your right to vote, then exhale

A Donald Trump supporter was quoted last week in the New York Times saying if Hillary Clinton wins the election next week, he'll "grab his musket" the following day. Said Trump supporter, Jaded Halbrook, 25, of Green Bay, Wis., in the Times story: "If push comes to shove," and Mrs. Clinton is elected, she "has to go by any means necessary, it will be done, adding "they're going to do whatever needs to be done to get her out of office, because she does not belong there."

Offensive social media posts lead to debate on public speech

A Republican legislative candidate's tweet President Barack Obama should be hanged and a school board member's comments widely deemed racist and sexist are generating heated debate in a Vermont city about what's acceptable in public speech. State House candidate Mike McGarghan is standing by a tweet he posted earlier this year calling for Obama to be hanged for treason.

Man loses latest court fight over violent Facebook posts

A U.S. appeals court is affirming the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who posted violent rap lyrics on Facebook aimed at his estranged wife, an elementary school and the FBI. The ruling comes after the U.S. Supreme Court said the jury should have weighed his intent and not just the lyrics.

The Clinton-Weiner email conspiracy: David Mastio

The Clinton-Weiner email conspiracy: David Mastio - The 2016 campaign only makes sense if Hillary and Donald are both fighting to stay out of office. - Over and over during the 2016 presidential campaign, one thought keeps occurring to me: The only way this plot makes sense

Governing more difficult as divisions deepen

America is so deeply divided today that voters backing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don't just live on different continents from each other. If current trends continue, and Clinton becomes the next president, she will find that governing this fractured country is a much harder job than winning the election.

Commentary: Future wars look sadly familiar

Up until at least Nov. 8, the nation's attention will doubtless be focused on the "war" inside the country -- the tumultuous political conflict ripping us to pieces. But I am constantly amazed at how little attention we give to the wars outside that one can easily argue were the roots of the profound divisions and infantile diversions we so unhappily live with today.

Comey’s decision on emails went counter to policy

Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James Comey's decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.  FBI officials who work closely with Comey on Thursday contacted attorneys at the Justice Department. Their message: Comey intended to inform lawmakers of newly discovered emails potentially connected to the Clinton email investigation.

No endorsement for recorder

Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel is being opposed in her re-election bid by Madison Township Fiscal Officer Tiffany Chetock. We were among Bosel's biggest critics during her first year in office.

Clear choice on the issues

It has become more apparent than ever that on issues that worry most Americans, presidential candidate Donald Trump is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. Immigration: Trump intends to deport about two million illegal immigrants with criminal histories.

Surprise guest found in back pew for sermon

State Rep. Tim Ginter, whose other job is pastor of the Church at the Center in Salem, was surprised when he looked up from the pulpit at a recent Sunday service and saw his political opponent's campaign manager among the congregation. At first, Ginter thought Ulloa might be serving as a campaign tracker to record something that could be used against him in a campaign advertisement.

Average citizens under seige

In the old Soviet Union, influential posts in government, industry, agriculture, and yes, the media were filled by Communist Party loyalists-Soviet elites. This system was called nomenklatura.

McKinley: Vote to retain him in Congress

Voters in the Mid-Ohio Valley made a wise choice six years ago in sending David McKinley to the U.S. House of Representatives. President Barack Obama was just beginning his assault on the Mountain State's economy and on personal freedoms.

Judge honored with John Mitchell award

PETER CAMERON / STAFF PHOTO Lackawanna County Judge Thomas J. Munley speaks at the John Mitchell Day program Saturday in front of the labor leader's grave in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. PETER CAMERON / STAFF PHOTO Lackawanna County Judge Thomas J. Munley speaks at the John Mitchell Day program Saturday in front of the labor leader's grave in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.

Lemoncelli challenges Haggerty in 112th

Former Democratic state Rep. Kevin Haggerty wants to return to his former office, but Republican travel agent Ernest Lemoncelli hopes to pull off a major upset. Their 112th state House district contest turned more competitive than expected as they aim in the Nov. 8 general election to replace Rep. Frank Farina, whom Mr. Haggerty defeated in the April primary election to earn the Democratic nomination.

Humanitarian Crisis In Mosul as Half of Displaced are Children

There is no telling exactly what the joint force of Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga troops will encounter in their effort to reclaim IS's last stronghold in Iraq, an operation that is expected to take weeks or even months. But aid groups, working in cooperation with Baghdad and Kurdish regional government authorities, have prepared for the worst.

Facebook Ad Option allows Discrimination Against Blacks, Latinos

Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls "Ethnic Affinities."

Clinton pushes back against a unprecedenteda new FBI review

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. >> Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau's actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” Emboldened Republican rival Donald Trump seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts about Clinton's trustworthiness.

Ryan challenger thinks he can pull off upset despite long shot status

Democrat Ryan Solen, running for the 1st Congressional District seat, currently occupied by House Speaker Paul Ryan told News 3 Saturday he thinks he can pull of an upset in the race despite his status as an underdog in the race. Solen's campaign invited Ryan to a debate at Blackhawk Technical College, but the speaker did not show up Saturday.

Heidi Heitkamp has “no comment” on Clinton email scandal

The fallout from the re-opened Hillary Clinton email scandal continued today when North Dakota's only Democrat at the federal level, avid Clinton supporter Heidi Heitkamp told Valley News Team's Jovana Simic she had "no comment" when asked about the latest bombshell regarding Clinton's possible violations of the espionage act. The emails in question belong to Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin and were found on Anthony wiener's computer, Abedin's estranged husband who's being investigated for allegedly exchanging explicit messages with a teenager.

Hillary Clinton accuses the FBI over ‘strange’ new emails review

Hillary Clinton lashed out at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau's actions just days before the election "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling". Hillary Clinton lashed out at the FBI's handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau's actions just days before the election "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling".

Clinton in Daytona Beach: ‘We need your help’

At once acknowledging the competitiveness of the campaign in Volusia County and the need to reach those tempted to sit out a contest between two historically unpopular candidates, Hillary Clinton made two direct appeals to the Democratic base here Saturday. "We need your help in the last 10 days," Clinton told a crowd of some 900 at the John H. Dickerson Community Center on the city's south side.

BBC visits Weir High School

Several members of Donna Ferguson's Weir High School freshmen history class has an opportunity to discuss their thoughts on the upcoming election with a team from BBC's Newsround, a new program targeted to young people 15 and younger.

For some New Yorkers, everything riding on election


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Incumbent Sen. Chuck Schumer, running against long-shot Republican Wendy Long, is set to be the chamber's top Democrat. With one week to go until the election and Hillary Clinton holding a substantial lead in the polls, here's a New Yorkcentric guide to election night and beyond for Sen. Charles Schumer and other aspirational New York Democrats, as well as the U.S. House and state Senate.

Baker tapping popularity to sway voters on ballot questions

BOSTON >> Charlie Baker may be one of the most popular governors in the country, but critics say he has been reluctant to spend down his political capital on potentially bruising policy fights. That is, until now, with the Republican all-in on an issue he has championed throughout his public life: charter schools.

Comey disclosure in Clinton case puts him in spotlight again

FBI Director James Comey's announcement that his bureau was reviewing new emails possibly relevant to Hillary Clinton's private email server investigation has thrust him into the public spotlight again just days before Election Day. Comey said in a letter Friday to Congress that the FBI had uncovered email messages in an unrelated case and would determine if they were classified.

This Week from Albany: Last campaign push ahead of election

In the latest developments in New York state government, legislative candidates make their final pitches to the voters before election day, the state ends its legal fight with two daily fantasy sports companies and Uber delivers free flu shots in another effort to court upstate. State lawmakers and their challengers will spend the next week making their final campaign pushes ahead of the Nov. 8 election, and control of the state Senate hangs in the balance.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to stump for Clinton in Pittsburgh

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is the latest Massachusetts Democrat heading out of state to drum up support for his party's presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Walsh will join local leaders, including Democratic Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, for a breakfast at a local diner to discuss the election with voters.

Clinton takes on FBI over email move

Hillary Clinton has challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server, as the Democratic presidential candidate accused him of "deeply troubling" behaviour 10 days before the US elections. Speaking to volunteers in Daytona Beach, Florida, Clinton said: "Some of you may have heard about a letter the FBI director sent" on Friday to the US Congress informing it that the agency is again reviewing emails.

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The disclosure by the Federal Bureau of Investigation late on Friday, October 28 that it had discovered potential new evidence in its inquiry into Hillary Clinton's handling of her personal email when she was Secretary of State has virtually nothing to do with any actions taken by the Democratic nominee, according to government records and an official with knowledge of the investigation, who spoke to Newsweek on condition of anonymity. The revelation that the FBI has discovered additional emails convulsed the political world, and led to widespread claims and speculation.

Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she doesn’t know how her…

Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has intimated she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband's computer. Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband's computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter.

Education Technology, Surveillance, and America’s Authoritarian Democracy

The NSA has nothing on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed to 'personalize' and 'adapt' learning for students in public school districts across the United States. Financialization involves a highly disciplined neoliberal landscape where state power structures and private technologies facilitate and protect the activities and interests of finance capitalism over all else.

Voted Early for Hillary Clinton? Want to Change Your Mind?

A somewhat misleading article suggested that several states were allowing people to change their votes in the light of an announcement by FBI director Jim Comey. After FBI Director Jim Comey announced that he was reviewing e-mails potentially linked to Hillary Clinton, several states announced that they were allowing people to change their early votes.

Huma Abedin swore under oath she gave up all devices with State Department emails on them

'Put it all out on the table': Hillary ramps up her war with FBI director Comey as she hits out at his 'strange, unprecedented and deeply troubling' decision to announce reopening of email probe Revealed: Huma Abedin swore UNDER OATH that she had given up all her devices that had State Department emails on them Why hadn't the FBI already checked Huma's shared computer? And did disgraced Weiner have access to confidential Clinton emails? The key questions sparked by the shock revival of Hillary investigation Attorney General told FBI director James Comey NOT to send letter to Congress about bureau reopening the investigation into Hillary's emails because it could influence the election Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez took cocaine and had drunk more than twice the legal alcohol limit before he died in boat crash, autopsy reveals Brazilian scientists to release millions of factory-bred ... (more)

LGBT law, hurricane jostle close N. Carolina governor’s race

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has been unable to quash the firestorm over his signing of a law limiting protections for LGBT people, while trying to focus his re-election bid on North Carolina's economy, taxes, teacher pay and his recent response to historic flooding. That legislation has reinforced this election as a referendum on North Carolina's conservative shift under McCrory and the Republican-led legislature.

Car explodes in eastern Libya, killing activist, 5 others

A tense protest over the Dakota Access pipeline subsided at least temporarily after some protest leaders urged activists to leave a barricade near a state highway bridge. Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday while gathering near the burned-out construction vehicles that served as a barricade between activists and officers a day earlier.

FBI director reportedly went against attorney general’s…

The decision made by the FBI director to alert Congress that the agency was reviewing new emails related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server was contrary to the recommendation of the attorney general, according to two reports published on Saturday. The New Yorker and Washington Post reported Attorney General Loretta Lynch had expressed to FBI Director James Comey her view that the law enforcement agency should follow the longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations - especially with less than two weeks to go until Election Day.

Clinton campaign blasts FBI Director Comey: ‘There’s no reason…

Hillary Clinton campaign officials blasted FBI Director James Comey in a conference call Saturday afternoon over his decision to notify Congress on Friday that the bureau had reopened its investigation into Clinton's private email server. Campaign chairman John Podesta called the reaction to Comey's announcement "overblown" and campaign manager Robby Mook said Comey's decision to send the letter was "completely unfair" to Clinton and to voters.

Trump pounces on Clinton e-mail woes as her team jabs FBI

Hillary Clinton's campaign lashed out at the FBI on Saturday, saying there was no indication that a cache of recently discovered emails under review by the agency was connected to the Democratic nominee. Barnstorming the West, Republican rival Donald Trump pounced on the reignited email controversy.

New Photos, Video Show Prince Harry Saving Elephants in Africa

7 Huskers and the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers come into this game with a 5-2 record and a shaky win agai... -- Die-hard Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray got the role of a lifetime when he was tapped to lead baseball fans inside Wrigley Field in singing "Take Me Out to th... -- Hillary Clinton's senior campaign staff on Saturday blasted FBI Director James Comey for issuing a letter that was 'short on facts, long on innuendo' about... -- Days after Deadpool director Tim Miller parted ways with star-co-writer-producer Ryan Reynolds over reported creative differences regarding a sequel to the 20... -- Every automaker touts the virtues of its new models with a religious fervor.

Ghosts of the White House: Lincoln, Adams and Madison Haunt 1600 Penn

With broken bones and punctured lungs, Kevin Diepenbrock waited nearly 30 hours for help after his motorcycle crashed on a stretch of highway near the Tennessee-... -- Prince Harry released new video and photos Friday of the nearly three weeks he spent in Malawi helping to relocate 500 elephants in danger of being killed by... Earlier this week, a short list emerged of five potential picks for a would-be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under a Hilary Clinton presidential administration: former Arkansa... Saturday night will be a battle in Madison between the No. 7 Huskers and the No.

Woman sought in dust-up at Donald Trump’s Hollywood star

Los Angeles police are looking for a Donald Trump supporter who was harassed and fell to the ground as she apparently protected the presidential candidate's Hollywood Walk of Fame star. A video uploaded to YouTube Thursday shows the woman displaying pro-Trump signs complaining about immigrants and President Barack Obama, The Los Angeles Times reported, .

Anti-term limits group gets boost from office cleaners’ union, Leggett

Opponents of Question B, the Montgomery County ballot proposal for term limits, received two big infusions of cash this month, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday. Service Employees International Union Local 32 BJ, which represents about 7,000 commercial office cleaners who live and work in the county, contributed $5,000 to "No on B, " the political committee organized to oppose term limits.

Dispute over ad erupts in Greenwich’s 151st House District race

State Rep. Fred Camillo is calling out his Democratic opponent for what he said is a deceptive advertisement mailed to voters in their race for the 151st House District . Residents in the district over the past week received a mailer from candidate Dita Bhargava linking Camillo to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump .

At DAPL, Confiscating Cameras as Evidence of Journalism

While elite media wait for the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline to go away so they can return to presenting their own chin-stroking as what it means to take climate change seriously , independent media continue to fill the void with actual coverage. One place you can go to find reporting is The Intercept , where journalist Jihan Hafiz filed a video report from North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies continue their stand against the sacred site-trampling, water supply-threatening project.

#OmanPride: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ personal website maker honoured

The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Naser Al Nahyan and was graced by the presence of prominent figures from regional business and government organisations. Photo-ONA The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Naser Al Nahyan and was graced by the presence of prominent figures from regional business and government organisations.

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ABC/Washington Post Tracking Poll: Clinton Up By Just Two

The poll's movement, giving Trump seven percentage point, is likely the result of renewed enthusiasm among Republicans over Trump, with 81 percent of registered Republicans classified as likely voters compared to 75 percent last week. Also, Republicans appear to be heeding the call to "come home" to Trump, with 86 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of GOP-leaning independents saying they'll vote for the New York real estate magnate.

Judicial-age ballot question fight could costa

On Nov. 8, voters in Pennsylvania are set to decide whether to raise the mandatory judicial retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Judicial-age ballot question fight could cost $890,000 On Nov. 8, voters in Pennsylvania are set to decide whether to raise the mandatory judicial retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Check out this story on ydr.com: http://on-ydr.co/2eGinsV On Nov. 8, voters in Pennsylvania are set to decide whether to raise the mandatory judicial retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. The Pennsylvania Department of State estimates it will have to spend about $699,050 readvertising a ballot question on whether to raise the mandatory judicial retirement age from 70 to 75. The Pennsylvania General Assembly's months-long legal fight over the wording of a ballot question about whether to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 could end up costing ... (more)

Joe Biden Is ‘Not a Big Fan’ of Anthony Weiner

Biden, discussing the FBI's examination into newly discovered emails relating to Hillary Clinton's use of a private server , said FBI Director James Comey should release the emails connected to the probe. The FBI discovered emails on a device belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Weiner, who is under investigation for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit text messages with an underage girl.

4 years after Sandy, Christiea s plans have changed

It's been four years since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put on his blue fleece pullover and got to work dealing with Superstorm Sandy. A few days after the storm made landfall in Atlantic City on Oct. 29, 2012, Christie threw presidential politics to the remnants of the wind and welcomed President Barack Obama to tour the damage at the Jersey shore.

At-risk Republicans revel in FBI’s Clinton email announcement

Vulnerable down-ballot Republican candidates seized on the news Friday that the FBI was reviewing new emails tied to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private server, arguing the GOP must remain in charge of Congress so they can keep check on a potential Clinton presidency. "This decision shows exactly why we need strong watchdogs in Congress to ensure thorough oversight of the executive branch," said veteran Republican Rep. Darrell Issa.

4 years after Sandy, Christie’s plans have changed

In this Nov. 3, 2012, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comforts Kerri Berean, a resident of an area flooded by a tidal surge on the Hackensack River during Superstorm Sandy, while visiting Little Ferry, N.J. Four years ago, Christie headed to the Jersey shore and got to work dealing with Superstorm Sandy. His leadership around the storm helped him coast to re-election in a campaign that helped him build a brand aimed at a 2016 presidential run.

New criminalisation effort opposed

There have been calls to strengthen efforts against the criminalisation and isolation of republican prisoners following a debate at the Stormont Assembly on the issue. Prisoners' campaigners made the call after Ulster Unionist Doug Beattie brought a motion for an end to the special status of republican political prisoners at Maghaberry.

Voter fraud

A woman in Iowa was arrested last week on suspicion of voting twice in the general election, court and police records showed. Terri Lynn Rote, a 55-year-old Des Moines resident, was booked last Thursday on a first-degree charge of election misconduct, according to Polk County Jail records .

Clinton reacts fast as e-mail issue erupts again

For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has been a reluctant participant in the email controversy that has dogged her campaign, responding defensively to inquiries - and often only when there's a political imperative to do so. The email issue flared up unexpectedly just over a week from Election Day, threatening Clinton's lead over Republican Donald Trump.

Texplainer: Can I wear my campaign gear to the polls?

While your campaign shirts, hats, socks and buttons look great during a trip to the mall, leave them at home when you head to the polls. You could be turned away from voting in Texas if you're sporting your campaign gear, according to Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Texas Secretary of State's office.

Trump within 2 points of Clinton as Republicans rally around him

Skeptical Republicans are warming to Donald Trump after all, and he's cut Hillary Clinton's once-sizable ABC News/Washington Post poll lead to 2 points, a new survey released Saturday found. The survey reflects voter sentiment over four nights ending Thursday, before Friday's bombshell news that the FBI has opened another investigation relating to Clinton's use of a private email system for government business.

2 dead in early morning shooting at Fort Worth apartment

Fort Worth Police suspect the shooting at the 4700 block of American Boulevard was related to a home invasion because the front door was busted in. Brett Martin, the Rangers' fourth-round pick in 2014, got baseball hopeful Tim Tebow to bounce into a double play Wednesday in an Arizona Fall League game .

James Comey fails to follow Justice Department rules yet again

FBI Director James B. Comey testifies during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing in September. FBI Director James B. Comey's stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to serve as the nation's chief investigative official.

Congressional candidates weigh in on top priorities, issues

In the 1st Congressional District, which covers eastern New Hampshire and the city of Manchester, Republican Rep. Frank Guinta is trying to hold his seat against former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Independent candidate Shawn O'Connor. The 2nd congressional district includes eastern and northern New Hampshire and the cities of Nashua and Concord.

Clinton calls on FBI to release a full and complete factsa of email review

Hillary Clinton's email controversy roared back to the forefront of the presidential campaign Friday when FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers the bureau is reviewing new emails related to her personal server. The revelation - 11 days before the election and nearly four months after Comey said he wouldn't recommend criminal charges because of Clinton's use of the server - shook the Democratic nominee's campaign.

Clinton Confident About New Fbi E-Mail Probe

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is confident a new FBI investigation into her e-mails will not change its original conclusion not to prosecute her. Federal investigators said they will look into new e-mails that have surfaced related to Clinton's use of a private e-mail server.

“I’m never flying again”

A passenger on an American Airlines flight has filmed his own dramatic evacuation as the plane bursts into flames at a Chicago airport. The video, which was posted on Instagram by user c1arkkent, shows passengers fleeing the plane as huge clouds of smoke and flames pour out of the aircraft.

8 injured after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

Fellow passengers walk away from a burning American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire Friday on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Pilots on Flight 383 bound for Miami reported an engine-related mechanical issue, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Democrats should ask HillaryClinton to step aside

Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after FridayA s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state? WeA ll find out in a little more than a week. ItA s obvious the American political system is breaking down.

James Comey Broke with LorettaLynch and Justice Department Tradition

On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey's decision to make public new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General, according to a well-informed Administration official.

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Hillary Clinton was riding high. Then Anthony Weiner resurfaced. A string of strong swing state polls, an expanding battleground map and the end of the presidential debates had Clinton -- and her aides -- feeling good about the final days of the campaign.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the market for 200 foreign combat jets, but there's a catch: they have to be made in India Indian Air Force is desperately trying to speed up other acquisitions and arrest a fall in operational strength - now a third less than required to simultaneously fight China and Pakistan India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say.

A message to Jim Comey

The fact that the perverted and deeply troubled Anthony Weiner appears to be responsible for bringing Hillary Clinton's email troubles back with a vengeance is, we admit, darkly funny. FBI Director Jim Comey did himself and the inquiry in question no favors by announcing, in a cryptic three-paragraph letter Friday, that his agency is reviewing a new batch of emails, brought to his attention by investigators Thursday, "that appear to be pertinent to the investigation" into Clinton's unauthorized use of a private server.

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‘She’s a traditional girl’: Mariah Carey ‘refused to sleep with…

Furious Clinton hits out at new FBI probe and demands they reveal evidence 'without delay' - as 1,000 uninvestigated Hillary emails are found on laptop shared by Huma and Weiner after DailyMail story How Huma Abedin's loyalty to her pervert husband Anthony Weiner could torpedo her boss's lifelong dream of being president PIERS MORGAN: Dikileaks just blew up in Hillary's face - and she has nobody to blame but herself.

Supreme Court to hear case of transgender bathroom policy

AP FILE PHOTO In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets – if they’re Made-in-India

NEW DELHI: India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India - which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out ageing Soviet-era aircraft - could be worth anything from $13-$15 billion, experts say, potentially one of the country's biggest military aircraft deals.

Clinton Says Comey E-Mail Move – Unprecedented’ as Trump Pounces

Hillary Clinton attacked FBI Director James Comey's decision to inform Congress it was reviving an investigation into her use of a private e-mail server as Donald Trump's advisers urged him to use the development to seize momentum 10 days before the election. "It is pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election," Clinton said of Comey's actions at a campaign stop in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Clinton e-mail investigation

A new shock hit Hillary Clinton's campaign Friday in the unpredictable and often unbelievable presidential race: The FBI is looking into whether there was classified information on a device belonging to the estranged husband of one of her closest aides. Adding to the drama of the stunning revelation: The FBI uncovered the emails during a sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced ex-congressman who is separated from longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

FBIa s October surprise complicates race for Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to attend a rally. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa >> A new shock hit Hillary Clinton's campaign Friday in the unpredictable and often unbelievable presidential race: The FBI is looking into whether there was classified information on a device belonging to the estranged husband of one of her closest aides.

Official: Plane in Chicago had rare, serious engine failure

Pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport after the airliner experienced what a federal official said was a rare and serious type of engine failure. American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami experienced an "uncontained engine failure," in which engine parts break off and are spewed outside the engine, the official said.

US appeals court: Michigan can enforce ballot selfie ban

A federal judge's order that would have prevented Michigan from enforcing a state law to keep voters from taking photos of their ballot in the Nov. 8 election has been overturned. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that Joel Crookston can present the First Amendment issues raised in his lawsuit against the state, but it will have to wait until after the election.

Candidates for Supreme Court

HANNAH KITTLE The Marietta Times Bernita Freimann, co-owner of Whit's Frozen Custard, handed Supreme Court Republican Candidate Pat DeWine his frozen custard when he visited Marietta on Friday. Whit's Frozen Custard had a special visitor on Friday as Ohio Justice of the Supreme Court Republican Candidate Pat DeWine, current judge on the First District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, swung by to grab some Buckeye Madness frozen custard and to talk to community members while on the campaign trail.

Dems adopt Trump’s ‘rigged’ line after FBI bombshell

The FBI 's decision on Friday to revisit its investigation into Hillary Clinton 's handling of classified material sent Democrats and Clinton campaign staffers into a frenzy, leading some to accuse the agency of election tampering and sounding much like Donald Trump as they did so. "[ FBI Director James] Comey needs to provide full info immediately.

Has the FBI saved Trump?

FBI Director James Comey's announcement Friday that the bureau had reopened its investigation of the classified information in Hillary Clinton 's emails could scramble the already-tightening battle for control of the White House and Senate. "Two Fridays before Election Day leaves a lot of time for people still deciding and for voters to change their minds from what they may have been intending," said Mark Serrano, a GOP strategist who has worked on presidential campaigns since 1987.

Comey: ‘Misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record’

FBI Director James Comey said he attempted to strike a "balance" in how he reopened the investigation on classified information in Hillary Clinton 's emails because "there is significant risk of being misunderstood" so close to the Nov. 8 election. Normal procedure during an ongoing investigation was circumvented when he informed lawmakers Friday of the renewed probe, Comey told his staff, because he felt obligated to tell them after testifying under oath earlier this year that his agency's year-long investigation was over and recommended in July that no charges be brought against the former secretary of state.

As a panacea, baseball’s timing is perfect this fall


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Before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, the first such game played here in Wrigley Field in 71 years, a huge American flag covered almost all of the outfield of The Friendly Confines as "God Bless America" was sung, followed by the national anthem. Theology aside, baseball is doing an admirable job of providing a civil, joyous and unifying example of intense but fair competition at a time when such a thing does indeed seem like a blessing.

Libertarian VP candidate Weld campaigning in Alaska

Libertarian vice presidential nominee, Bill Weld, walks down a hallway to his campaign rally in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Weld sees a receptive audience for his ticket's message in Alaska, a state where he's investing time in the run-up to the Nov. 8 general election.

Jerry Gordon, Pioneer Attorney for Ballot Access, Dies

On the night of October 27, Jerry Gordon died at the age of 88. He had been the first attorney to file a ballot access lawsuit in federal court against a state law requiring a very high number of signatures. He filed that case in January 1968 against Ohio, which then required 433,100 valid signatures for a new party to get on the ballot.

Clinton urges FBI to provide – full and complete facts’ about new emails

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides. FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter that the emails prompted investigators to take another look at whether classified information had been mishandled, which had been the focus of its recently closed, criminal probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

Leading Senator Demands FBI Briefing on Hillary Clinton Emails

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Financial Markets Surprised by Latest FBI Review of Hillary Clinton’s Email

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The arrogant greed that drives Clinton Inc. :0

This was an apt description of Doug Band, Bill Clinton's longtime right-hand man and the figure at the center of the latest WikiLeaks revelation. The quote comes from an unnamed former White House colleague of Band's in an illuminating 2013 New Republic profile by Alec MacGillis.

Reviving the Clinton e-mail probe: Carlos Danger strikes again :0

Because this election apparently wasn't bizarre enough already, now the investigation of Anthony Weiner's sexting with an underage girl has revived the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's e-mail mess. FBI Director James Comey's announcement Friday of fresh evidence, "e-mails that appear to be pertinent" to the Clinton case, was stunning enough.

FBI’s October surprise complicates race for Hillary Clinton


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A new shock hit Hillary Clinton's campaign Friday in the unpredictable and often unbelievable presidential race: The FBI is looking into whether there was classified information on a device belonging to the estranged husband of one of her closest aides. Adding to the drama of the stunning revelation: The FBI uncovered the emails during a sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced ex-congressman who is separated from longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Emails Show How Clinton Campaign Chair Was Apparently Hacked

New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the final weeks before the U.S. presidential election . The hackers sent John Podesta an official-looking email on Saturday, March 19, that appeared to come from Google.

FBI reopens Clinton email investigation

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides. FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter that the emails prompted investigators to take another look at whether classified information had been mishandled, which had been the focus of its recently closed, criminal probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

Protests at North Dakota Access Pipeline on October 28, 2016.

On Friday, authorities provided details of the violence that boiled over a day earlier as police in riot gear faced off with protesters on horseback. Protesters set fire to nine vehicles, construction equipment and debris on a bridge, resulting in the closure of Highway 1806, the Morton County Sheriff's Office said.

The Latest: Pence hails new Justice review of emails

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Geneva, Ohio. . Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets early voters at the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

FBIa s new Hillary Clinton email investigation could upend presidential race

With 11 days left in the presidential election, the FBI's decision to launch another investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system for government business threatens to upend an already volatile race. At the most, it could turn at least some voters to rival Donald Trump, who has rested much of his pitch on the argument that Clinton is dishonest and who grabbed at the news immediately as a gift to salvage his trailing campaign.

Trump, Johnson added to online Alaska voter guide

Alaska election officials say information on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson have been added to the online version of state's election pamphlet ahead of the general election. The addition comes after neither the Trump nor Johnson campaign submitted biographical information, campaign statements or the $300 fee to be included in the printed version by the Aug. 30 deadline.

Official: Plane in Chicago had ‘uncontained engine failure’

A federal official pointed to a rare and serious engine malfunction after pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight Friday on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, said American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami experienced an "uncontained engine failure," in which engine parts break off and are spewed outside the engine.

US appeals court: Michigan can enforce ballot selfie ban

A federal judge's order that would have prevented Michigan from enforcing a state law to keep voters from taking photos of their ballot in the Nov. 8 election has been overturned. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that Joel Crookston can present the First Amendment issues raised in his lawsuit against the state - after the election.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is cheerful as he visits grandfather’s grave in Hawaii

Furious Clinton goes to war with FBI director, demanding he explain new email probe 'without delay', as messages are found on laptop shared by Huma and sext pest husband Anthony Weiner How Huma Abedin's loyalty to her pervert husband Anthony Weiner could torpedo her boss's lifelong dream of being president PIERS MORGAN: Dikileaks just blew up in Hillary's face - and she has nobody to blame but herself.

Why Mama Should Be President


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If she ruled the free world, we'd never have to worry about international powers clashing. Like the rest of the planet-and possibly a few other celestial bodies yet to be discovered-we have been following the hotly contested race between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump.

X Factor’s Honey G blasts critics who claim she’s ‘attacking black culture’

Furious Clinton goes to war with FBI director, demanding he explain new email probe 'without delay', as messages are found on laptop shared by Huma and sext pest husband Anthony Weiner How Huma Abedin's loyalty to her pervert husband Anthony Weiner could torpedo her boss's lifelong dream of being president PIERS MORGAN: Dikileaks just blew up in Hillary's face - and she has nobody to blame but herself.

FBI reopens Clinton email probe

The FBI said on Friday it would investigate additional emails that have surfaced relating to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system, in a new twist to the US presidential campaign with 11 days to go before Election Day. In a letter to several US congressional committee chairmen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said the agency will determine whether the emails contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be.

Supreme Court to rule in Virginia transgender case

The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school. The justices said Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year.

A timeline of Hillary Clintona s email saga

Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system rather than a government-run account while serving as secretary of state has been a major sticking point throughout the presidential campaign. The news that the FBI has relaunched the congressional investigation into her email use is the latest firestorm in a multi-year saga, during which questions have been repeatedly raised about what rules she may have broken.

FBI: New Clinton Emails Prompt Further Investigation


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The FBI informed Congress on Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.

FBI Will Review Newly Revealed Clinton Emails


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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The FBI closed its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails in July, but today in a letter sent to Congress, FBI Director James Comey said the law enforcement agency had discovered new emails in an unrelated case that "appear to be pertinent to the investigation" into whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides mishandled classified information while she was serving in the State Department.

FBI Reviews New Emails In Case Involving Chappaqua’s Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's decision to set up a private email server in her Chappaqua home during her time as Secretary of State is once again under investigation by the FBI. The news comes 11 days before Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, faces Republican nominee Donald Trump on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The FBI Director James Comey informed congressional leaders Friday afternoon that the bureau will investigate whether additional classified material in new emails uncovered in the closed investigation of Clinton's use of the server.

GFK Poll: Most think Clinton’s email server broke law

Most voters say they think Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email address on a personal server while she was secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But those concerns may thus far have been blunted by allegations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women.

167 Hollywood Stars for Hillary Clinton

Voting With the Stars: Clinton's supporters range from Lena Dunham to Larry Flynt to Snoop Dogg to Will Ferrell Hillary Clinton has by far the most celebrity endorsements of any presidential candidate in 2016 - a list that includes recent Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio , Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Welcome to another edition of Voting With the Stars , TheWrap's breakdown of who in Hollywood is voting for each of the remaining presidential candidates.

Supreme Court will hear transgender restrooms case

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, putting the court again at the center of a divisive social issue. School districts across the country are split on how to accommodate transgender students in the face of conflicting guidance from courts, the federal government and, in some cases, state legislatures that have passed laws requiring people to use public restrooms that coincide with the sex on their birth certificates.

Trump says FBI letter means – system might not be as rigged as I thought’

Donald Trump applauded the FBI on Friday for announcing that it would review new information involving their once-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of her personal e-mail when she was US secretary of state. On Friday afternoon, just 11 days before Election Day, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress, saying his agency has learned of new e-mails that "appear to be pertinent to the investigation" into Clinton's use of a private server.

New Clinton emails were discovered during Weiner sexting investigation, reports say

FBI Director James Comey said Friday in a letter to Congress that the FBI has learned of the "existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation" into Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of sensitive material on her personal server. The emails were discovered on electronic devices belonging to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner, a former congressman from New York, according to mulitple reports.

10.28- Quickies: Clinton Emails, Election AI55 mins ago

How did Hillary Clinton portray Eric Garner's death in some of the recovered emails? How did Clinton's co-workers view the email scandal? Who does an artificial intelligence system guess will win the election? What track record does the AI have? What is the least efficient means by which people in need can be helped?

Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials

Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support. DeRay Mckesson left disappointed, feeling Clinton lacked a grasp of the issues he had spent the previous year protesting in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, including police brutality and income inequality.

Realistically, Clinton Is Not Anti-Healthcare-Stocks

These bearish sentiments first started with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, then Gilead and Turing Pharmaceuticals, and are now adversely affecting ETFs that hold any of these or their peers/competitors. It is my contention that the market is accustomed to common arbitrage opportunities, and when an even-driven opportunity emerges masking itself as a headwind, investors flee.

Why Wall Street’s Top Cop Criticized by Warren Could Stay Awhile

Political friction and vacancies in top posts at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have increased the likelihood that Chair Mary Jo White could remain in the job beyond the end of President Barack Obama's term. White has privately told agency officials that people with ties to both the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns have asked if she would consider staying on to give the next president time to pick a successor, said people familiar with the matter.

In wealthy New Jersey district, congressional race is bitter

A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton is waging a well-funded campaign against a seven-term incumbent in a New Jersey congressional district. The district across the river from New York is filled with million-dollar homes and massive shopping malls, but it also stretches into the rural northwest part of the state.

24 Arrested in Undercover Massage Parlor Prostitution Sting

CW44 Station Bio- WTOG-TV first began operations on November 4, 1968, broadcasting on UHF channel 44. Originally owned my Minnesota-based Hubbard Broadcasting Corp., WTOG solidified itself in the Tampa Bay market by being the area's only [] 4 Years After Storm, Some Places Changed by Sandy Forever For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012. Trump Campaign Downplays Clinton Cash Advantage The Trump campaign on Friday downplayed federal filings showing Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign.

Former Rep. Gary Condit Speaks Out on Chandra Levy

Former California congressman Gary Condit appeared on " Dr. Phil " Thursday to tell his side of the story on the unsolved disappearance and murder of 24-year-old Washington, D.C. intern Chandra Levy . Condit, 68, refused to answer the question posed by "Dr. Phil" host Phil McGraw as to whether or not he had a sexual relationship with Levy, who was from Condit's Congressional district.

4 Years After Storm, Some Places Changed by Sandy Forever

CW44 Station Bio- WTOG-TV first began operations on November 4, 1968, broadcasting on UHF channel 44. Originally owned my Minnesota-based Hubbard Broadcasting Corp., WTOG solidified itself in the Tampa Bay market by being the area's only [] 4 Years After Storm, Some Places Changed by Sandy Forever For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012. Trump Campaign Downplays Clinton Cash Advantage The Trump campaign on Friday downplayed federal filings showing Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign.

Clinton eyeing Biden as her secretary of state, source says

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at a campaign rally with Vice President Joe Biden, August 15, 2016, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton is reportedly aiming to make Vice President Joe Biden her secretary of state if she wins the presidential election on November 8, as is widely predicted.

4 Myths About School Bullying And The ‘Trump Effect’

"Donald Trump has made no apologies to the growing list of people that he has attempted to bully since the launch of his hate-filled campaign," read the press release from the Clinton campaign about a new $500 million initiative called "Better than Bullying." In order to get the money, states would have to pass comprehensive anti-bullying laws and form plans to use school-based interventions like social and emotional learning curricula, or hiring more school counselors.

Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years

A vertical takeoff and landing aircraft leaves a heliport in an artist's rendition released by ride-sharing company Uber in San Francisco, California, US October 27 2016. Photo: Reuters Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up.

Early voters cast over 200,000 ballots in New Mexico

More than 200,000 New Mexico residents already have cast general election ballots by mail or at early voting centers. The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office released on Thursday tallies of votes cast since the start of absentee voting on Oct. 11. The figures show registered Democrats casting 53 percent of the 204,014 ballots so far.

Yuengling beer backed Trump this week. You can guess the rest.

This week, Donald Trump's son, Eric, took a media-accompanied tour of America's oldest brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, family owned and operated in the small Pennsylvania town of Pottsville since 1829. Trump, an heir to his father's billions, was escorted by Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr., the brewery's fifth generation scion and a billionaire in his own right.

Election year fatigue? Blame it in part on the race of 1840

In a book published this fall, "The Carnival Campaign," author Ronald G. Shafer reflects on the race in 1840 that laid the groundwork for today's songs and speeches, insults and branding, rumors about health and left us with a catchphrase for the ages, "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too." Gone forever were the elections for which candidates stayed home and hesitated even to say they were candidates.

What’s really at stake if AT&T buys Time Warner

After all the shouting this election season, perhaps it's no wonder AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is proposing a tone-deaf $85.4 billion megamerger with Time Warner. On paper, the deal may have seemed like a shoo-in -- after all, the Department of Justice approved a similar merger between Comcast and NBC Universal in 2011.

5 Questions About Early Voting, Answered

Speaking at a rally in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told the story of a leukemia patient named Steven who "ditched his oxygen tank," as Clinton told it, to vote early. The Clinton camp is putting a hard push on to turn out the vote before Nov. 8. The number of people taking advantage of early voting could hit record levels this year.

Hacked emails show Clinton walking fine line between Obama, Israel


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Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on November 21, 2012. Clinton had joined international efforts to broker a ceasefire amid Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket attacks.

Donald Trump’s tough path to the White House


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Donald Trump got a morale boost this week -- but it likely won't be enough to propel him to the White House. After weeks of devastating headlines, the Republican nominee seemed to give himself a break.

100s arrested, video of mass pepper spraying, injuries from – non-lethal’ weapons

Water Protector is shot in the leg by non-lethal weapon by North Dakota law enforcement on Thursday, October 27, 2016 Water Protector is shot in the leg by non-lethal weapon by North Dakota law enforcement on Thursday, October 27, 2016 There's lots of video and reports out there on the North Dakota police raid on Sacred Ground Camp yesterday, Thursday, October 27. At least 100+, and some estimate 200, police surrounded a new, bold prayer camp recently set up on ancestral land that was taken from the Sioux, This new camp was called Sacred Ground Camp because it is near the desecrated ancestral grave sites Dakota Access Pipeline bulldozed over the Labor Day weekend before the sites could be examined.

FBI Reopens Clinton Email Probe

As if any more drama was needed in what may be the most controversial U.S. presidential race ever, the FBI issued a stunning announcement today. Without any prior indication, FBI Director James Comey suddenly informed a select group of politicians that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers to transmit confidential government information.

Man loses latest court fight over violent Facebook posts

A U.S. appeals court is affirming the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who posted violent rap lyrics on Facebook that took aim at his estranged wife, an elementary school and the FBI. The ruling comes after the U.S. Supreme Court said the jury should have weighed his intent and not just the lyrics.

Mom cites religious freedom in beating son, pleads guilty

Mom cites religious freedom in beating son, pleads guilty Others have cited the 2015 Indiana law in civil suits in the state. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://usat.ly/2eWfEKj Khin Par Thaing and a man believed to be her husband leave court after she pleaded guilty to battery Oct. 28, 2016, in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS - A mother who cited religious freedom as a defense for beating her son with a coat hanger will serve a year on probation.

Cruz’s Trump flip-flop may hurt his popularity back in Texas

In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Cruz won 11 states and finished a surprising second in a Republican presidential primary, but his popularity may be slipping nationally and back in Texas.

Garda sergeants & inspectors escalate work-to-rule

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has said it is disappointed by the lack of progress in talks to avert the threat of industrial action by members of the garda. Garda sergeants and inspectors today escalated their work-to-rule as part of a campaign seeking pay restoration and negotiating rights.

Gop TV ad backing Republican congressman criticizes Trump

In a remarkable slap at their own presidential nominee, Republicans are running a TV ad in Chicago that touts a GOP congressman's independence by showing him saying Donald Trump "has disqualified himself." The spot is aimed at helping Illinois Rep. Robert Dold, considered one of Congress' most endangered Republican incumbents in the Nov. 8 elections.

Hillary Clinton ‘absolutely ready’ to be commander-in-chief: Michelle Obama1 hour ago

Washington, Oct 28: Hillary Clinton is "absolutely ready" to be the US' commander-in-chief on day one as the Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state has more experience and exposure than any candidate "in our lifetime", First Lady Michelle Obama has said. During a rare joint appearance with Clinton at a North Carolina election rally yesterday, Michelle contrasted Clinton's vision of a "powerful, vibrant and strong" nation with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's vision of "hopelessness and despair".

News reports claim Trump allies use – voter suppression’ tactics

Media reports of possible voter-suppression activity involving groups that support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have swelled concerns about widespread voter intimidation in the November general election. Trump has repeatedly excited his base with charges about a "rigged" election and he has claimed that reporters and Democratic political operatives are in cahoots against him.

Reed, Plumb square off tonight

WETM news anchor Jeff Stone will moderate the debate. The debate panel will feature WETM news anchor Amy Simpson, WROC news anchor Allison Warren, and The Leader executive editor Shawn Vargo.

Barclays Said Trying to Cap U.S. Mortgage Penalty at $2 Billion

Barclays Plc is trying to draw a line at $2 billion in penalties to settle a U.S. investigation into its sale of mortgage securities after it received an opening offer that it considered too high, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Justice Department's starting point for negotiations wasn't disclosed but was less than the $14 billion initially presented by the government to Deutsche Bank AG in its talks with the U.S. over similar allegations, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Obama to campaign almost everyday in final week

NK US , Washington, Oct 28 : President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton almost everyday in the final week leading to the November 8 election, a White House aide said. Obama will also ramp up his efforts to boost Democrats in down-ballot races through additional travel, robocalls, radio spots and endorsements, the aide said on Thursday.

WND Tries to Play the Watergate Card on Hillary

WorldNetDaily is somewhere between desperate and disengaged when it comes to the election -- its tired attacks on Hillary are like so much poo flung at the wall and because nobody believes WND , none of what they're doing is sticking. First came an article by Corsi claiming that "experts" say that "Watergate pales in comparison," citing right-wing activist Thomas Lipscomb saying the undercover video investigation by James O'Keefe and the Wikileaks' publication of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails provide "ample proof of criminal activity that would have made both Donald Segretti and G. Gordon Liddy blush."

The McMullin fantasy and the 12th Amendment

The possibility that a third-party conservative, Evan McMullin, could win Utah in the presidential election has sparked much loose talk and hyperventilation about what it would portend. Some say it would "cost" Donald Trump the White House.

Protesters of oil pipeline evicted from private land

CANNON BALL, N.D. Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, escalating a monthslong dispute over Native American rights and the project's environmental impact.

In contentious Illinois Senate campaign, Republican senator questions challenger’s family heritage


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Republican Sen. Mark Steven Kirk and Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth face off in their first televised Senate debate in Springfield, Ill. Republican Sen. Mark Steven Kirk and Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth face off in their first televised Senate debate in Springfield, Ill.

Voter group wants documents unsealed in Indiana search

A voter mobilization facing an investigation into possible voter registration fraud asked a court Thursday to unseal documents from an Indiana State Police search of its offices, saying it "has been publicly demonized by the highest state officials in Indiana." Patriot Majority USA's attorneys asked a judge to either unseal a search warrant affidavit in the Oct. 4 search of its Indianapolis offices or hold an immediate hearing on its request.

Trump’s comeback plan includes building a ‘psychographic’ profile of every voter

Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix is pictured at the company's office on Fifth Avenue in the old Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 10 blocks south of Trump Tower in New York. Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix is pictured at the company's office on Fifth Avenue in the old Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 10 blocks south of Trump Tower in New York.

Pence Plane Slides off Runway at LaGuardia

An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday evening. The plane made a rough impact when it landed. The pilot slammed on the brakes and travelers could smell burning rubber.

Wisconsin mayor who disparaged Obama to quit term early

A Wisconsin mayor who drew calls for his resignation late last year after calling President Barack Obama a Muslim who has "destroyed the fabric of democracy" says he plans to step down next year, two years before his term ends. Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen said Thursday that the stress of the job has taken a toll on his health and that he no longer has a passion to work in local government.

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife’s campaign over ethics

A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.

Pence campaign plane slides off runway at New York City airport

No one was injured when the plane carrying Republican VP candidate Mike Pence slid off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC according to The Associated Press. **Everyone is okay, including the candidate -- but the Pence campaign plane slid off runway upon landing at LaGuardia pic.twitter.com/EDG1GEjVnQ The plane made a rough impact when it landed.

TransferWise CEO: We Plan on Staying Private for Now

Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise co-founder and chief executive officer, discusses the company's business strategy and growth prospects with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." Victor Anthony, Axiom Capital analyst, Adam Berke, AdRoll's CMO, and Bloomberg's Mark Bergen discuss Alphabet's earnings and prospects with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

Broncos’ C.J. Anderson Out Indefinitely with Meniscus Damage

Federal authorities have arrested nearly two dozen people across the United States -- and charged more overseas -- in connection with a far-reaching IRS scam t... -- Scientists began using one of the largest telescopes on the planet Wednesday night to closely observe a "very strange star" some 1,480 light-years away for signs... Average retail fertilizer prices remained virtually unchanged for the third week of October, coming off nine weeks of steady decline, according to fertilizer retailers surveye... OMAHA, Neb. - The Concordia University volleyball team needed a spark.

Ted Cruz Hints at Continued Refusal to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee

Federal authorities have arrested nearly two dozen people across the United States -- and charged more overseas -- in connection with a far-reaching IRS scam t... -- Scientists began using one of the largest telescopes on the planet Wednesday night to closely observe a "very strange star" some 1,480 light-years away for signs... Average retail fertilizer prices remained virtually unchanged for the third week of October, coming off nine weeks of steady decline, according to fertilizer retailers surveye... OMAHA, Neb. - The Concordia University volleyball team needed a spark.

Clinton Campaigns With the First Lady: ‘Is There Anyone More Inspiring Than Michelle Obama?’

Federal authorities have arrested nearly two dozen people across the United States -- and charged more overseas -- in connection with a far-reaching IRS scam t... -- Scientists began using one of the largest telescopes on the planet Wednesday night to closely observe a "very strange star" some 1,480 light-years away for signs... Average retail fertilizer prices remained virtually unchanged for the third week of October, coming off nine weeks of steady decline, according to fertilizer retailers surveye... OMAHA, Neb. - The Concordia University volleyball team needed a spark.

Study Refutes ‘Cranberry Cure’ for Urinary Tract Infections

Federal authorities have arrested nearly two dozen people across the United States -- and charged more overseas -- in connection with a far-reaching IRS scam t... -- Scientists began using one of the largest telescopes on the planet Wednesday night to closely observe a "very strange star" some 1,480 light-years away for signs... Average retail fertilizer prices remained virtually unchanged for the third week of October, coming off nine weeks of steady decline, according to fertilizer retailers surveye... OMAHA, Neb. - The Concordia University volleyball team needed a spark.

Poor, Poor GOP Rep. Joe Heck has ruffled some Trumpian feathers and there’ll be heck to pay for it


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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even come close... Donald Trump has gone too far with his attacks on Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan... A Donald Trump White House would be a disaster, and this goes way beyond any ideological difference.

Senate panel sets hearing on AT&T-Time Warner merger

" The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in December on the proposed $85 billion merger of communications giants AT&T and Time Warner. The Republican and Democratic leaders of the panel announced Thursday that the Dec. 7 hearing will focus on the planned merger's impact on consumers.

Ted Cruza s Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president should get to the choose who fills the vacancy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday. Earnest was asked during Thursday's White House press briefing about the Texas Republican's statement that there is a long historical precedent for a Supreme Court operating with fewer justices.

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife’s campaign over ethics

" A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.

Trump takes issue with Clintona s criticism of Putin

Donald Trump on Thursday criticized rival Hillary Clinton for being too tough on Vladimir Putin, once again raising eyebrows about the Republican candidate's relationship with the Russian president. Speaking at a rally in Springfield, Ohio, as he kicked off a daylong swing through the battleground state, Trump took issue with Clinton's criticism of the Russian leader, who has been denounced in the West for his military assertiveness and anti-democratic tendencies.

Texas officials refute a vote-flippinga after Trump tweet

In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual problem. "A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas.

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wifea s campaign over ethics

A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.

Hey, Why Did The Clinton Camp Pass On These Juicy Trump Tapes?

Earlier this week, The New York Times obtained a timely cache of audio recordings in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael D'Antonio interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as members of his family, for his 2016 biography The Truth About Trump . The contents of those recordings have been featured on the paper's "The Run Up" podcast , and they shed a lot of light on what makes Trump tick.

A Requiem for the Asterisk

This election season has had many unexpected consequences, but none has been more distressing than its effect on civility. Civility was long thought to be the hall mark of a civilized society, but as the presidential campaign has drawn to a welcome end, so has civility.

Newt Gingrich – Newt Gingrich misleading in saying Bill Clinton paid $850,000 ‘penalty’

Did Newt Gingrich accurately describe a payment by Bill Clinton as a "penalty" during an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly? In a combative cable news interview that has gone viral, Fox News host Megyn Kelly and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- a prominent Donald Trump surrogate -- clashed over allegations that Trump had groped nearly a dozen women over the years. Among other things, Gingrich countered that the husband of Trump's opponent, former president Bill Clinton, has gotten off light after being involved in sex scandals during the 1980s and 1990s.

Superstar ally Michelle Obama hits trail with Clinton White Plains…

Democrat Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail Thursday with Michelle Obama, surprise star of the 2016 White House race, as the former and current first ladies fight to lock in battleground states ahead of November's election. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against Republican Donald Trump and in support of Clinton's bid to become the first female president in US history.

Gary Johnson plants his flag in South Dakota

After the rally at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Wednesday night, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson shook hands and took selfies with supporters. While speaking at the rally at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Wednesday night, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson covered topics such as health care and legalizing marijuana.

The Greatest Hits of the 90s


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Hillary Clinton will be indicted on Whitewater charges but not convicted, according to a prediction by the first lady's preeminent press antagonist. New York Times columnist William Safire, who last January called the first lady a "congenital liar," conjectured Thursday in a speech before the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry that Mrs. Clinton would face charges but that the president "will not give her a pardon.

‘Nasty woman’ and Ken Bone: election’s viral stars a hit for Halloween

With the U.S. election just days away, Americans can expect to see an occasional "nasty woman" and "basket of deplorables" knocking on doors this Halloween alongside the usual parade of goblins, ghosts and ghouls. Revelers are planning costumes inspired by the campaign for the Nov. 8 election, seeking catharsis and humor at the end of the often bitterly fought White House race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Russia’s Putin says Moscow not trying to influence U.S. election

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, October 25, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday American politicians were whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat in the U.S. presidential campaign as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings.

Trump pushes Melania back onto campaign stage: interview

Melania Trump will give two or three speeches in the final days of the U.S. presidential race, Republican candidate Donald Trump said in a television interview, apparently surprising his wife. The couple appeared in a taped ABC interview broadcast on Thursday less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Cranberries are NOT a superfood for women: Scientists find no…

Horrifying moment a tiger drags its trainer across its cage as terrified children watch a co-worker try to save her at Florida fair Inside Bill Inc: How the ex-president raked in tens of millions of dollars through a series of deals while Hillary was Secretary of State, as told by aide in Wikileaks email EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton headlined fundraiser for campaign group which gave $500,000 to wife of FBI boss who investigated her emails - and it's closely linked to her own bid for power 'Give me a break!...She would have gotten the Pulitzer Prize!' Trump says People writer 'made up' her assault story - but suggests he may not sue after all 'It's all over': Billionaire James Packer 'DUMPS' fiancee Mariah Carey over her 'excessive spending' but insiders claim she is keeping the $10m engagement ring Find the row with empty seats and buy a VIP lounge pass for $30: Savvy traveler reveals how ... (more)

Bills would require shooting data

In the wake of attention focused on police-involved shootings, at least two bills - HR 3481 and S1476- have been introduced in Congress that would require officer-involved deaths be reported to the FBI for a national database. Currently, local agencies report to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton... . In this Oct. 24, 2016, photo, an early voting sign is placed on the grass at an early voting celebration outside of Jackson Memorial Hospital, on the first day of early voting in Miami.

Kate Middleton is not a clothes horse, Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman says

Horrifying moment a tiger drags its trainer across its cage as terrified children watch a co-worker try to save her at Florida fair Inside Bill Inc: How the ex-president raked in tens of millions of dollars through a series of deals while Hillary was Secretary of State, as told by aide in Wikileaks email EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton headlined fundraiser for campaign group which gave $500,000 to wife of FBI boss who investigated her emails - and it's closely linked to her own bid for power 'Give me a break!...She would have gotten the Pulitzer Prize!' Trump says People writer 'made up' her assault story - but suggests he may not sue after all 'It's all over': Billionaire James Packer 'DUMPS' fiancee Mariah Carey over her 'excessive spending' but insiders claim she is keeping the $10m engagement ring Find the row with empty seats and buy a VIP lounge pass for $30: Savvy traveler reveals how ... (more)

Americans divided over future of Obamacare once namesake is gone: Poll

American voters are split over the future of Obamacare, according to a poll Thursday that finds roughly equal shares of support for repealing the law versus expanding what it does. Just shy of a third, 32 percent, want the next president and Congress to scrap the Affordable Care Act once President Obama is no longer in charge of his signature overhaul, yet 31 percent want to expand it, the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation said.

The Latest: Mrs. Trump says shea d focus on social media

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters following a “Get out the vote,” rally at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Wednesday in downtown Tampa, Fla. Melania Trump says that if her husband wins the presidency, she would like to work on helping children deal with social media.

Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump wona t say yet

WASHINGTON >> With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question their abilities to heal the country's wounds after a volatile presidential race. “I just want to make that decision at a later date,” said Trump, when asked whether he would cooperate with a Clinton administration.

Live Now: Mike Pence holds campaign rally in Omaha

Donald Trump's campaign raised eyebrows with its announcement of a Friday rally in Lisbon, Maine - his fourth trip to the state since June. Maine and Nebraska are the only two states in the country that divvy some of their electoral votes up by congressional district.

Trump’s latest venture, a luxury hotel for all of D.C

Donald Trump may be spending most of his days inside the frantic hurricane of the presidential campaign, but inside his new hotel in Washington, calm and luxury prevail. Staff members offer impeccable service, serving Champagne to guests waiting to check in and preparing rooms with turned-down covers and bedside chocolates.

“Vote Protectors, an anti-voter-fraud group loyal to Republican…

The office of the United States Attorney for Maine, in cooperation with Maine State officials, will participate in the U.S. Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 8 general elections. The program is designed to handle complaints in the District of Maine of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department headquarters in Washington and the state of Maine Attorney General's Office.

Newt Gingrich on Clinton Email Scandal

WikiLeaks has kept Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her toes recently, after more emails were released to the public. This time around the email account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was targeted.

“Unexpected Treason,” Comprehensive Obama Review, Now…

Houston, TX, October 27, 2016 -- -- "Unexpected Treason," written by James McCormack, is a comprehensive academic analysis and political expose of the presidency of Barack Obama that alleges Obama is a radical Muslim and committed treason. Willowbrook Publishing is pleased to produce a book that presents a thesis, allegedly with supporting evidence that aims to prove Obama has been a major threat to America and the West, that the author claims to support with documented facts and quotes.

Helping you decide: Where Trump and Clinton stand on immigration issues

Immigration policy reforms in the U.S. have been on the country's back burner for years, but the issue has consistently demanded national attention throughout the presidential election as the two major candidates propose vastly different directions for the future. As part of our pre-election coverage, MLive is exploring the issues readers say are most important to them and letting you know where both major party candidates stand on those topics.

Teresa Giudice Defends Donald Trump, Slams Accusers


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Was her bankruptcy fraud not enough? The whining about her life? The self-centered attitude? The lack of self-awareness? The mind-numbingly spoiled behavior she displays at every opportunity? This might be acceptable * if she was a fan of his economic policies ... or believed he could best defeat ISIS ... or simply thought Hillary Clinton was too corrupt to hold the highest office in the land. Asked about the multitude of women who have made these claims in recent weeks, Giudice said the following to the entertainment program: "I mean, I don't understand, why come out with it now? Why didn't they come out with it when it happened?" "I wouldn't wait till he was trying to be President and then come out with it.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii suspends search for Chinese mariner

25, 2016 - This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a trimaran that the U.S. Coast Guard has located in Hawaii on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Guo Chuan, a... HONOLULU - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record after a crew did not find him aboard his boat off the Hawaii islands.

Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

Oracle has taken its bid for up to $9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google over the use of Java code in the Android operating system. A jury had cleared Google of copyright infringement in May this year, upholding the company's stand that its use of 37 Java APIs in the Android mobile operating system constituted " fair use " under the Copyright Act, which allows copying of creative works under certain circumstances.

To applause and boos, Kerry urges Congress to ratify Pacific trade pact

Failure to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a major setback for U.S. interests in Asia as Washington seeks to deepen alliances in the region, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, urging Congress to ratify the pact. The 12-nation Pan-Pacific trade deal championed by President Barack Obama has been pilloried by both major-party nominees in the U.S. presidential race, Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

More Republicans expect Clinton, rather than Trump, to win U.S. election

More Republicans now think Democrat Hillary Clinton, rather than Donald Trump, will win the presidency, as their party's candidate struggles with difficulties including allegations of sexual misconduct and his suggestion he may not honor the outcome of the election. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday and conducted from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 found that 41 percent of Republicans expected Clinton to win the Nov. 8 election, versus 40 percent who picked Trump.

10 for Today: Thursday, Oct. 27

VOTE: In this Oct. 24 photo, an early voting sign is placed on the grass at an early voting celebration outside of Jackson Memorial Hospital, on the first day of early voting in Miami. The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory.

Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

Fire officials say an overnight blaze that tore through a five-story apartment building in Manhattan has left one person is dead and 12 civilians and firefighters injured. Fire officials say an overnight blaze that tore through a five-story apartment building in Manhattan has left one person is dead and 12 civilians and firefighters injured.

8 Questions With Anna Deavere Smith


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Anna Deavere Smith attends the 10th Annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala at The Apollo Theater on June 8, 2015 in New York City. I grew up in Baltimore, a town that was just coming out of segregated schools.

Conflict with Russia ‘ought to be based on solid evidence’


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Hillary Clinton's pompous declaration that "17 intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia is behind the email hacks" ironically demonstrates our disturbing tolerance for anti-intellectualism. It's remarkable that a future president is excused for recklessly provoking a nuclear-armed adversary.

This Year’s Election Scrambles the Usual Foreign-Policy Stances

Liberals and Trump supporters in the GOP are united in their isolationism, leaving Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as the more interventionist candidate The 2016 presidential campaign has thoroughly scrambled traditional positions on foreign policy and international intervention, obliterating many of the usual partisan distinctions and presenting political challenges for whoever wins in November. Hillary Clinton, if elected president, would take a more aggressive posture than President Barack Obama on the international stage, according to her public statements and top aides.

Ex-Pixar executive to head federal tech innovation service


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A former Pixar executive who won the first ever Oscar for software is taking over a U.S. government agency responsible for improving federal digital technology. Rob Cook, whose credits include "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," will become commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service on Oct. 31. He will have top secret security clearance.

Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police


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Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline were bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path. A months-long dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline reached a crisis point when some 200 protesters set up camp on land owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed. The U.S. was joined in abstaining by Israel, the only other country to vote against the embargo resolution in the General Assembly last year.

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Failure to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a major setback for U.S. interests in Asia as Washington seeks to deepen alliances in the region, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, urging Congress to ratify the pact. The 12-nation Pan-Pacific trade deal championed by President Barack Obama has been pilloried by both major-party nominees in the U.S. presidential race, Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Magistrate hears arguments in beef checkoff lawsuit

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America - or R-CALF USA - filed a lawsuit this spring questioning the fact that half of the $1-per-head "beef checkoff" fee is given to the privately incorporated Montana Beef Council. R-CALF argues that its producers are being forced to subsidize the council's promotions, which do not distinguish between domestic and foreign beef.

Camacho and Bordallo discuss issues at UOG alumni forum

The two congressional candidates squared off again, this time before the University of Guam Alumni Association. Among the questions posed to incumbent delegate Madeleine Bordallo and former governor Felix Camacho was what was their commitment to the university as the Western Pacific's only four-year institution of higher learning.