Peter Thiel's Radical Political Vision

Peter Thiel's Radical Political VisionThe right-leaning tech billionaire offers a look into how Silicon Valley could transform the way we think about politics.



Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages.



U.S. judge dismisses Republican challenge to SEC pay-to-play rule
By Sarah N. Lynch and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington late on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by two state Republican parties of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule that imposes restrictions on asset managers who donate to political campaigns, handing the regulator a victory. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell said the court lacked jurisdiction to review the New York and Tennessee Republican parties' challenge to the SEC's "pay-to-play" rule, and that only the U.S. appeals court had authority to hear the case. ...

Cutler attacks LePage over Great Northern deal
Independent governor's race candidate Eliot Cutler accused Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday of leaving taxpayers on the hook for $15.9 million over seven years with a failed deal that aimed to save ...

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

The Secret Service Let an Armed Man into an Elevator With the President

The Secret Service Let an Armed Man into an Elevator With the PresidentIn the latest humiliation for the Secret Service, an unauthorized armed man was allowed to ride an elevator with President Obama during a tour of CDC headquarters in Atlanta this month, according to reports that were confirmed by a senior Republican congressman.



Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. The timing of the massive payout, and the manner in which Republican Scott is promoting it - in signed letters to parents - has Democrats crying foul, though political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries. ...

Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist responds to a question as he sits for an interview with the Florida Associated Press staff, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Miami. Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the November election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott "has no integrity" and his policies are driven by "the almighty dollar."



In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a voter registration rally in Atlanta. Washington is at the heart of a fierce partisan battle to shape Georgia’s November midterm electorate, as Democrats try to recruit more minority voters to the polls in this increasingly diverse state. Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking just enough “persuadable” voters to maintain the GOP’s electoral advantage amid Georgia’s tense, shifting political landscape.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.



Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters in SC

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. Paul is working to improve the Republican Party’s image among young voters as he visits South Carolina. The first-term Republican senator is to appear at the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston on Tuesday before addressing the Horry County GOP. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.



Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina.

White House intruder got far past front door

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a Uniformed Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington. The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday, Sept. 29. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.



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