State races to redraw lines of power in Washington

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As Democrats struggle to keep their majorities in the U.S. Congress in the November 2 elections, the next decade of party control may well be determined by scores of state legislative races also on the ballot. Read the full story from Reuters

Nugent to rock out for Raese

Rock guitarist Ted Nugent will campaign for W.Va. Republican Senate nominee John Raese this weekend. Read the full story from Politico

Treasury too rosy on bailout cost: TARP cop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s latest estimate of taxpayer costs of the Wall Street bailout is too rosy and could ultimately damage public trust in government, the top bailout cop said on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Eduardo Barraza: Family Values and Journalism Shaped ACLU of Arizona Director’s Life, Leadership

Alessandra Soler-Meetze, director of the ACLU of Arizona, talks about her beginnings in journalism, her family influences, and her transition from a reporter’s job with a major daily to becoming the leader of an strategic affiliate of the national civil liberties organization. Phoenix, Arizona – From family values of hard work and social consciousness, early […]

Bruce Fein: John Kerry’s Afghan Dereliction of Duty

Senator John Kerry has convicted himself of constitutional dereliction over Afghanistan. In 1970, the Vietnam vet accelerated disengagement with electrifying testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But in 2010, as Chairman of that same Committee, Kerry has played idle spectator to the objectless, trillion dollar, 10-year-old war in Afghanistan that is making the United […]

Frank Caprio: Obama Can ‘Shove It’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor is telling President Barack Obama to “shove it” after learning Obama would not endorse him. Frank Caprio’s campaign last week said he would welcome Obama’s endorsement. But on Monday, the same day Obama is set to visit Rhode Island and a day after the White […]