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How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:47:38 -0400
Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine

Ann Romney says Russia wouldnt have invaded Ukraine had her husband Mitt been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin would have known there would've been consequences to that.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:49:50 -0400
U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:45 -0400
Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:02 -0400
U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola

Emergency personnel put on protective clothing as they prepare to enter a residential apartment after a second health care worker tested positive for the Ebola virus in DallasBy Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government's response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks against President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats. Republican Senate candidates have bashed Obama's handling of Ebola, linking it to border security and calling for a travel ban from West African countries hardest hit by the virus. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:04:22 -0400
Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoBy Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down Wyoming's gay marriage ban last week, finding that it violated the U.S. Constitution, but stayed his ruling until Thursday, or sooner if the state indicated that it would not file an appeal. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:26:48 -0400
F-16 pilots OK after midair collision over Kansas

File handout photo of five U.S. Air Force F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jets flying in echelon formation over the U.S. en route to an exerciseTwo Oklahoma Air National Guard pilots escaped serious injury after their F-16 jets collided in midair near Moline, Kan., during a training flight.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:40:40 -0400
Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months

In this March 7, 2011, photo Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, center, speaks fellow Republican Sens. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, left, and Brian Kelsey of Germantown, right, on the Senate floor in Nashville, Tenn. Summerville said in a speech directed at teachers that whatever you do, change is going to come to public education in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, Tennessee, was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly stalking and assaulting his neighbor, police said.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:42 -0400
Can this man save California's GOP?

California GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari may or may not believe that he can beat Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown. But what he does believe is even more grandiose and improbable than that. He believes he's on the verge of remaking the entire Golden State GOP in his own image. The crazy thing is, he could be right.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:48:59 -0400
'Now I Get It': Voting Rights

Midterm elections are just two weeks away, and every vote counts. But lately the issue of who exactly gets to vote and how is front and center in some states.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:36:14 -0400
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