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Kissinger: Clinton 'effective' at State

Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, says Hillary Clinton ran the State Department in the “most effective way” he’s ever seen, even counting himself.<p>Clinton, the likely Democratic frontrunner should she run for president in 2016, …

Fourth U.S. Ebola patient infected

A fourth American health worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa arrived in Atlanta Tuesday morning and will be treated at a special isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.<p>Emory confirmed his arrival by air ambulance but released no further information about his identity or condition.<p>The …

How Did Members of Congress Get So Wealthy?

The highest net worth on Capitol Hill is nearly $360 million—and that's before you even get to the Rockefeller heir.<p>Congress is rich. How rich? On Monday, <i>Roll Call</i> released its annual analysis of financial-disclosure forms, identifying the 50 richest members of Congress, and this isn’t an easy club …

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Poll: More Now Say U.S. Should Step Up Role in Foreign Affairs

The percentage of Americans who believe the United States should become more active in world affairs has increased in the months since international events – including the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria – have become major stories, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.<p>Still, a plurality of …

Top Labor Strategist Says Democrats Can Win Back Latinos With A Strong Economic Message

AFL-CIO political director Mike Podhorzer warns Democrats they haven't made a 2014 case yet.<p>WASHINGTON — The top political strategist for the AFL-CIO, an expert in a voting base crucial to Democrats, said Tuesday that with 55 days to go until the November midterms, Democrats still have not …

Jonathan Bush: We Can Fix Healthcare In The US — If We Stop Pretending It's Not A Business

Jonathan Bush grew up in a lifestyle he describes as "comfortable house, college for kids, vacations in Maine," with "much of the family settled into politics and finance." His uncle served as the 41st President of the United States; his cousin followed soon after.<p>But while wealth and success may …

Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

Former Vice President<p>Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to HouseRepublicanson Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense.<p>As<p>Congressis weighing PresidentObama's strategy for fightingIslamic Statemilitants, Cheney's …

Why The Supreme Court Is Getting Involved In Prison Beards

That case was brought by a Muslim inmate named Gregory Houston Holt who claims his prison violated his religious rights by refusing to let him grow a beard as his faith requires.<p>The state corrections department that runs that prison filed a lengthy brief claiming beards as short as half an inch …

The Syrian Civil War Is On The Verge Of Getting Even Worse

According to a report published by the International Crisis Group on September 8, the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad and the jihadist group ISIS are squeezing the rebels out of Aleppo, the strategic and symbolic center of the country's three-year-old revolution.<p>The report warns that if …

Obama's Most Important Achievement in the Middle East

The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?<p>Here are five observations about President Obama’s frustrating …

GOP candidate Bill Cassidy says Harry Reid runs Senate “like a plantation”

The three-term congressman and Senate candidate urges voters to send him to D.C. to liberate the upper chamber<p>Speaking with a reporter for E&E Daily, GOP congressman and Senate candidate Bill Cassidy urged Louisiana voters to pick him over Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in order to oust …

Senate hearing: Rand Paul says police militarisation 'out of control' – as it happened

We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Read the latest blog summary here.<p>We’ve just published Guardian Washington bureau chief Dan Robert’s report on the hearing. The top line: “<b>US police forces t</b>hat use military equipment earmarked for counter-terrorism to handle public order …

State Department enters propaganda war with ISIS

The State Department is launching a tough and graphic propaganda counteroffensive against the Islamic State, using some of the group's own images of barbaric acts against fellow Muslims to undercut its message.<p>While the department since 2011 has operated a small unit devoted solely to the task of …

Poll: Majority say Obama a failure

A majority of voters believe Barack Obama’s presidency has been a failure, a new poll says.<p>According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of Americans say Obama’s presidency has been a failure, compared with 42 percent who believe it has been a success. Thirty-nine …

Cops ID people behind vile ice bucket prank on teen - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit.<p>Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the …

If Scotland votes for independence: the key questions answered

Would Scotland be in the EU?<p>Yes. Almost certainly. But it will not be as easy or as quick as Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond and the yes camp say. The issue sits astride a legal conundrum. There is no provision in the EU treaties for a member state of the EU falling apart, with the breakaway …

Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals …