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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
Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

Funeral for former U.S. Senator George McGovern in Sioux Falls, South DakotaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a name as a national security expert and author, would play a "direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:33:38 -0400
Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker 'gutter politics': Congressman

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." Hubbard, a powerful figure in Alabama politics who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the state legislature in 2010 for the first time in 136 years, was indicted on Friday on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. U.S. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:06:13 -0400
Head of municipal securities office at U.S. SEC to leave agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the office of municipal securities at the Securities and Exchange Commission, John Cross, will leave his post in November to return to the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Policy, the agency said on Tuesday. Cross was named head of the newly formed office barely two years ago after becoming a leading figure in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market through his role as associate tax legislative counsel in the Treasury's tax policy arm. ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:47:01 -0400
U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

JP Morgan headquartersBy 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
Ottawa shootings: Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms, hailed as hero

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in OttawaThe head of Ottawa's parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero for reportedly fatally shooting a suspected male gunman before he could enter the caucus rooms.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:24:45 -0400
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, in New York. His name won't be on the ballot, but Obama will shape the midterm elections like no other. For Republicans, he is a punch line who fires up conservatives and reaches dissatisfied independents. And some Democrats won't even mention his name. It's left Obama able to do little more than raise money ahead of an election that will define how he spends his final two years in office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:29 -0400
Ottawa shootings: Videos, photos capture chaotic scene, aftermath

A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday in downtown Ottawa, where a series of shootings left at least two people dead, including a soldier and suspected gunman.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:21:28 -0400
McCain: 'People dont like Republicans and they dont like Obama'

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during a campaign stop for Thom Tillis, Republican candidate for senator, at Neuse Sport Shop, Thursday, Oct 16, 2014, in Kinston, N.C. McCain says the U.S. Senate needs Thom Tillis because of his North Carolina legislative record and that Democrat Kay Hagan has missed so many committee meetings that she's not well-informed on national security. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Zach Frailey)Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:34:47 -0400
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