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Obama to meet with U.S. business leaders in India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet a delegation of top U.S. business leaders during his trip to India, the White House said on Monday, as U.S. corporations explore…

House Candidates To Spend Over $1 Billion On Elections

The combined cost of the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives will total well more than $1 billion, according to a new analysis by a nonpartisan watchdog group. Public…

Social media still has much to prove

How effective Facebook and Twitter accounts can be for candidates is still up for debate. Read the full story from Politico…

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Jimmy Carter (VIDEO)

Earlier today, I sat down with former President Jimmy Carter for an extensive conversation about a number of issues, including the debate over the amount of money being spent on…

Mark Kirk Gets Financial Boost From Karl Rove, Bill Clinton Heads To Chicago To Stump For Dems

CHICAGO — In the final days before the Nov. 2 election, Democrats and Republicans are leaning on party heavyweights, energizing their bases and looking for swing voters in the high-profile…

Florida Governor Candidates Don’t Know The State Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Elyse Siegel contributed to this report. Florida’s gubernatorial candidates had an embarrassing moment during Monday’s debate on CNN, when both Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink were unable to…

Don Kraus: The UN Is Sixty Five Years Old and Going Strong

Today we recognize the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The world has changed dramatically since October 24th, 1945 when 51 nations banded together “to save succeeding…

Sam Isaac Edwards: PIS_ AND VINEGAR

(I omitted the last “S” because I know how delicate we all are) Okay, we’re mad already, they’re mad at us, we’re mad at them for being mad at us,…

Peter M. Shane: The Magical Misdirection of Charles Murray: The Elite is Patriotic, But Not "Of America"

Charles Murray has had such a long career dressing up right-wing polemic as social science that his latest volley, a pander to Tea Party populism, should come as no surprise.…

Garry South: Where Is the Media’s Record on Fiorina at Hewlett Packard?

Has the mainstream media gone flaccid — or MIA — in vetting candidates, particularly first-time candidates with no public record? There is perhaps no better example of today’s emaciated political…