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Kevin McCarthy out; Chaffetz and Webster step closer to Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus. 379 more words


Conservatives poised to pounce on Trump, Carson

politico.com – Katie Glueck

Republican voters want an outsider; that much is clear. What’s not is how much they care about conservative credentials this election cycle, because on this score, their favored contenders are weak. 62 more words


We Should Stop Using Negative Terminology like "Debt Ceiling" IMHO.

I received this in my inbox yesterday:

“Debt Limit Coming a Month Earlier Than Expected”
Roll Call, 10/1


Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in a letter to Congress: …

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Elections: Rivalry should be civil

Halifax neighbours duel it out with decorated election signs

Floodlights, flags and blinking Christmas lights deployed in friendly political rivalry

By Elizabeth McMillan, CBC News… 377 more words


Has Lebanon finally figured out its own version of the ‘Arab Spring’?

By Martin Accad

I was travelling when the recent popular uprising began in Lebanon. At first it emerged as an outcry to the trash crisis that has been engulfing Lebanon with its stench for several months now. 1,062 more words


Hillary Clinton Buys Out Seats to Keep Bernie Sanders Voters from Upcoming Democratic Debate

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (CDN) — The first Democratic Primary Debate for the 2016 presidential election is scheduled to be televised on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 9 PM ET, on CNN. 259 more words


When did women's issues become such a big issue?

There’s an election a year away, and one of the big topics again this year: women’s health issues.

But what I want to know is, when did women’s health issues get the spotlight? 363 more words