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Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Congress expands probe into meningitis outbreak

Lawmakers on Friday widened their investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role state regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments blamed for killing 14 people in six states. The U.S. House of Representatives‘ Energy and Commerce Committee called on the Massachusetts pharmacy board to tell congressional staff what it […]

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden challenged his rival Paul Ryan on Thursday to show how a Republican administration would alter U.S. foreign policy in a dangerous world, but extracted few new details on issues including Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Biden and Ryan spent almost half the time in their only debate sparring over foreign policy, with […]

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware. “We weren’t told they wanted more security there,” the […]

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

Most voters watching the debate from home didn’t get to see what happened before and after Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan went on stage Thursday. Even then, some exchanges were lost in broadcast. Here’s what those voters missed: ___ BEFORE THE DEBATE In the minutes leading up to the debate, moderator […]

White male vote more important than ever for Romney, Republicans

White male vote more important than ever for Romney, Republicans

With the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama tightening, the Republican needs one group more than any other to drive him to the White House: white men. For Romney, the support of white male voters offers the likeliest path to the presidency, even as betting on white men is proving an increasingly risky proposition […]