Politics

Living Wage Issue Helps Dems Get Out the Vote

The party has put questions on the ballot in five states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased.


Alabama House Speaker Arrested on Felony Ethics Charges

Powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on felony charges of using a public office for personal gain.


Clinton Rallies Early Vote for Landrieu

Former President Bill Clinton gave U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu a high-profile campaign boost Monday ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period.


Perez Leads Push for Obama's Job Proposals

Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Obama's push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.


German Intelligence Blames Ukraine Rebels for MH17

Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, making it the first European agency to say so.


ISIS Seeks to Expand Terror War

Abu Mohammed Ali al-Adnani, Islamic State's spokesman, is calling for a global war against its enemies, but Western Muslims likely won't heed the call.


Turkey to Help Kurds Reach Fight in Kobani

Turkey will help the Kurdish Peshmerga troops in Iraq move to the Syrian city of Kobani to confront the Islamic State group besieging the city, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Monday.


Obama Building Ebola Coalition for Africa Fight

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Obama is back in the coalition-building business this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Governors Accept Obamacare, Despite GOP Rhetoric

While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion.


Early Voting Begins in Texas

Early voting in Texas begins Monday for the Nov. 4 general election, advises Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry.


Kerry Cites Moral Need in Weapons Air Drop

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunition to Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.


Sub Hunt Brings Cold War Chill Back to Baltic

Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.


Justices Allow Texas Use of New Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.


Rick Perry: Ban West African Flights

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas called on the federal government to ban air travel from West African countries affected by Ebola outbreak.


Clinton Stumps for Grimes as McConnell Gains Ground

Candidates in Kentucky's combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go.


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