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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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One Of America's Most Politically Toxic Congressmen Is Going To Be Re-Elected -- Here's Why

TOPEKA, Kan. -- All politics is local, except when it isn't. That's the lesson being learned in Kansas' 1st Congressional District, where tea party-aligned Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) is poised to win re-election despite his quixotic mission to alienate practically every significant person or entity in his political orbit. In a rural and conservative district that hasn't elected a Democrat ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - American Prospect

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The House Could Get Even Nuttier After This Election, But Heat May Be Off Boehner

  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) With all the attention focused on the Senate in next Tuesday's elections, it would be easy to forget that there's an election for the House happening as well. The consensus is that Republicans will probably add a few seats to their majority—not a defeat, but not a blow-out victory either. Which means that nothing changes, ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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France, Italy budgets to pass EU review after 'crisis defused'

The European Commission will approve the French and Italian 2015 budgets after both countries made last-minute changes to meet EU demands, EU sources said Tuesday. "We have defused the crisis," one EU source said while another said "no budget will be rejected" following measures announced by Paris and Rome to bring their budgets closer into line with European Union rules. ...

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OCT 19, 2014 - Business Insider

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One Of Two Scenarios Will Play Out If Republicans Win The Senate

MOST polls suggest that Republicans will capture a narrow majority in the Senate in November's mid-term elections, while holding on to the House of Representatives. So America faces two more years of divided government, but with a shift in the balance of power. Until now, Barack Obama has always had a Democratic Senate to block proposals passed by the House. ...

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OCT 16, 2014 - C-SPAN

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Secretary Hagel on Army and Defense Strategy

Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army. He talked about his proposal to reduce the active duty Army force to its lowest level since before World War II. This came as a result of defense spending cuts and a change in defense strategy to make the military a smaller ...

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