Politics

Petri Likely Broke House Ethics Rules

The Office of Congressional Ethics indicated that Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock.


Hong Kong Leader Won't Meet With Protesters

Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms.


Parties Tussle for Minority Votes in Ga.

The outcome will help determine control of the U.S. Senate, as Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue tussle for an open seat, with Libertarian Amanda Swafford also on the ballot.


Dems Gain 6 Points in Midterm Polls

Support for Democrats in the mid-term elections has jumped 6 points recently, with most of the gain in the party's Northeast stronghold, a new poll finds.


Catalonia Suspends Independence Campaign

Catalonia's regional government Tuesday suspended its campaign for the Nov. 9 referendum on independence, after Spain's Constitutional Court accepted an appeal filed by the Spanish government against the initiative.


Secret Service Head to Be Grilled by Congress

The director of the Secret Service will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding a security breach at the White House earlier this month.


Airstrikes Hit IS Near Turkish Border

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters attacking a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.


Afghans, U.S. Sign Security Pact

Afghanistan and the U.S. signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year.


Islamic State Wary of Upsetting Turkey

Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 620-mile fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.


Jeb Bush: GOP Senate Would 'Fix a Few Things'

Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can "fix a few things" in Washington.


IRS Bungles Hunt for Unpaid Taxes

The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied.


Supreme Court Says No to Early Voting in Ohio

The Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday, on a 5-4 vote.


Effort to Oust Assad Put on Hold

U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been set aside for a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.


White House Intruder Got Farther Than Reported

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday.


Warren Wants Hearings on Fed Tapes

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to hold hearings to look into issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.


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