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Midterms Digest: Karl Rove plans huge ad blitz to wrest control of Senate

Plus: a possible sleeper Senate race, bad news for Michigan Republicans, and the latest on Sam Brownback’s woes<p>With just 32 days to go until the midterm elections, GOP strategist Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC plans to deploy millions of dollars to boost Republican Senate candidates in …

How the Obama Administration Ignored Iraq

One ambassador's story of an exit strategy gone wrong.<p>It was late April of 2009, and Hillary Clinton was coming to Iraq for her first official trip as secretary of state. Normally, visits by a secretary of state are a logistical nightmare for an embassy. As François Truffaut once said of making …

Romney shifts spotlight to McConnell

Mitt Romney tried Thursday to funnel all the electoral energy surrounding speculation of a possible presidential bid away from him and into Sen. Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign.<p>"I'm not running, I'm not planning on running. I expect to be supporting one of the many people who I think are …

Former defense secretary blames Obama for ignoring his advice in Iraq

President Obama's former defense secretary, Leon Panetta, says if the White House had listened to his advice on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, the country's security situation may not have unraveled.<p>"To this day, I believe that a small U.S. troop presence in Iraq could have effectively advised the …