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Christie’s Making A Run For The Border: Mexico Trip Designed To Boost His Appeal As 2016 Presidential Candidate

Christie’s Making A Run For The Border: Mexico Trip Designed To Boost His Appeal As 2016 Presidential Candidate

(MCT) — In the 1970s, as he was readying a run for the White House, Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter attended trade and commerce meetings in Israel, Iran and Japan. About the same time, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, having lost two bids for a presidential nomination, was traveling to Asia, Iran and England. And in […]

Roll Call’s 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Roll Call’s 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber in early August, but his decision to not seek a full term has opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. […]

Once A Fat Cat, Always A Fat Cat: Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Takes Job On Wall Street

Once A Fat Cat, Always A Fat Cat: Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Takes Job On Wall Street

(MCT) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving to Wall Street, taking a job with investment bank Moelis & Co., the firm said. Cantor, 51, resigned last month after an upset loss in a Republican primary in June. He will be vice chairman and managing director at the 7-year-old company. The veteran lawmaker […]

Video Purports To Show Islamic State Beheading Another U.S. Journalist

Video Purports To Show Islamic State Beheading Another U.S. Journalist

(MCT) — A video purporting to show the killing of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff by the militant group Islamic State was posted on the Internet on Tuesday. In the video, a version of which was shared by the SITE Intelligence Group, a man identifying himself as Sotloff is shown kneeling in the desert. A […]

Cellphone Kill Switch Mandate Raises Privacy, Civil Liberty Concerns

Cellphone Kill Switch Mandate Raises Privacy, Civil Liberty Concerns

A new law signed in California last week requires all cellphones sold in the state to come with a “kill switch” that allows phones to be remotely disabled. The legislation likely will push the wireless industry to adopt kill switches as a default feature on all phones in the United States and worldwide.

Voters In 2 Rival Camps Will Elect 2 Rival Congresses

Voters In 2 Rival Camps Will Elect 2 Rival Congresses

As the red and blue districts on the election night map have changed, they’ve also grown more partisan and predictable. Once willing to split their vote, say for a Republican candidate for president and a Democrat for the House, voters in those same districts now line up more reliably with one party.

Winking At 2016, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Courts Koch Brothers Summit

DALLAS (MCT) — With a nod to a potential presidential candidacy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pitched himself to a prominent crowd of conservative activists Friday by criticizing the last Republican administration in Washington, that of George W. Bush. Pence noted that before he was elected governor in 2012 he served 12 years in Congress — […]

Islamic State Video Depicts Beheading Of Kurdish Iraqi Soldier, Warns Against U.S. Alliance

IRBIL, Iraq (MCT) — Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish soldiers held captive in the militant-held city of Mosul, one of whom […]

Perry Criticizes Obama’s Leadership At Conservative Summit

Perry Criticizes Obama’s Leadership At Conservative Summit

DALLAS (MCT) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Friday, saying he failed to show decisive leadership on issues like the border crisis and terrorist threats abroad and accusing the president of recklessly overreaching his authority on other issues. Speaking at Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, Perry […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part Of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part Of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

DALLAS (MCT) — A federal judge has struck down a key provision of Texas’ new restrictive abortion laws that would have required abortion facilities in the state to comply with the standards set for surgical centers, according to court filings. U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the portion of the regulations, commonly referred to as […]

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