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How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change.

Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, ‘I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine’

Ann Romney says Russia wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine had her husband Mitt been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, “I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin would have known there would've been consequences to that.”

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a name as a national security expert and author, would play a "direct, on-the

Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker 'gutter politics': Congressman

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." Hubbard, a powerful figure in Alabama politics who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the state legislature in 2010 fo

Head of municipal securities office at U.S. SEC to leave agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the office of municipal securities at the Securities and Exchange Commission, John Cross, will leave his post in November to return to the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Policy, the agency said on Tuesday. Cross was named head of the newly formed office barely two years ago after becoming a leading figure in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market through his ro

U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security t

Ottawa shootings: Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms, hailed as hero

The head of Ottawa's parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero for reportedly fatally shooting a suspected male gunman before he could enter the caucus rooms.

Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads

The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.

Ottawa shootings: Videos, photos capture chaotic scene, aftermath

A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday in downtown Ottawa, where a series of shootings left at least two people dead, including a soldier and suspected gunman.

McCain: 'People don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama'

Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party.

Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say how

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has been treated differently as a woman in Congress. But unlike Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who opened up about her experience with sexism on Capitol Hill in a recent book, Warren won't elaborate.

Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite - or With Help of - US $7 Billion Effort

Despite American Efforts, Afghanistan's Opium Trade Is Booming

American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet

Jeffrey Fowle Was Arrested for Leaving Bible in North Korean Nightclub

Man Warns Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'

President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.” The girlfriend, who was voting in the...

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence.

Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Pennsylvania super PAC gets 'dark money' infusion

Nonprofit Green Orchard Inc. is listed as the sole donor to new Prosperity for Pennsylvania super PAC.

Super PACs exploit disclosure loophole

Several political committees that materialized in recent days aren't required to reveal donors until after Election Day.

Ex-senators Breaux and Lott confirm lobbying for Russian bank on Ukraine sanctions

A new filing says two former senators were part of a team that earned $150,000 for roughly a month of work.

US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join IS

Washington (AFP) - Three teenage American girls who were suspected of wanting to join Islamic State jihadists were sent home after they were intercepted in Germany, US media reports and officials said Wednesday.

Canada parliament attacks: Live Report

Ottawa (AFP) - 18:43 GMT - Pictures? - Authories ask the public to send in any pictures of videos of the suspect via email to NatDiv_Media_DivNat@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Airbus chief hits out at German defence policy

Frankfurt (AFP) - The head of European aerospace giant Airbus, Thomas Enders, lashed out at what he saw as Germany's risk aversion in matters of defence policy in a magazine interview Wednesday.

Canada PM in parliament at time of shooting: lawmaker

Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers in Parliament at the moment when a gunman opened fire in the building Wednesday, a senator who attended the meeting said.

Canada soldier, gunman dead in Ottawa parliament attack

Ottawa (AFP) - Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Israel says no plan to allow Jews to pray at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel on Wednesday reassured Jordan that it would not allow Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after reports of a possible change raised concerns in the Arab world.

Obama talks with Harper on Canada shooting: White House

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after an attack in Ottawa in which a soldier and an assailant were killed.

At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns of new East-West tensions

Berlin (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in Europe, 25 years after its collapse.


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