John Colon

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Scotland’s Future Is Bright; the UK’s Might Not Be

In the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, the large-country voices that dominated the international discussion converged on a near consensus that small countries are inferior to larger ones, with worse prospects and higher risks; that the pro-independence movement’s motivation was …

GOP Candidates May Benefit From Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision Monday clearing the way for same-sex marriages in five states may benefit an unlikely group: Republican lawmakers who …

LGBTQI

Why Would Obama Try to Make the Election About Himself?

It's all about that base.<p>The president made headlines last week during a speech on the economy, where he implored voters not to make any errors: "Now, I am not on the ballot this fall .... But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot—every single one of them." On Sunday's <i>Meet the Press</i>, …

The FBI Wants Your Help IDing American ISIS Fighters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has called on members of the public to help identify fellow citizens who have left or are planning to leave the …

Syria

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Time Workers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will no longer offer health …

Hagan, Tillis swap ethics complaints

The Republican Party of North Carolina is asking the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether the husband of North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan improperly benefited from the stimulus bill that she helped pass.<p>Party Chairman Claude Pope will formally request on Monday morning that the …

Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big <i>secret</i> donors.<p>The strength of Democratic House and Senate fundraising committees — and their supporting superPACs — has been a surprise development this …