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Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor.



Colo. Senate Race a Petri Dish for Both Parties

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP
There is perhaps no other state this election cycle that better reflects the lessons learned by both parties over the past four years than Colorado.In 2010, Republicans discovered the hard way that a bad candidate who says impolitic things can squander a winnable Senate race in even the most favorable of climates. And Democrats learned they could overcome discouraging odds with a playbook centered on the womenÂ’s vote (highlighting abortion and contraception) and spotlighting an “extremist” opponent.The Democrat, Michael Bennet, went on to defeat Republican Ken Buck by one percentage point,…

The Hunter Biden Chronicles

Michelle Malkin, RealClearPolitics
Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way.
The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as a public…

Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

(Reuters) – A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

Obama’s Post-Congressional Foreign Policy

Joshua Keating, Slate
An international deal with Iran over its nuclear program still doesn’t look like a slam dunk at this point. Nevertheless, in a New York Times article today, the Obama administration makes clear that if an agreement is eventually reached, they have no plans to involve Congress:

Decision Upholding Texas Photo ID Law Can Help Stop Obama’s Plan for a One-Party Nation

Those trying to stop Obama from turning America into a one-party nation should hail Friday’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Texas voter ID law. The photo identification requirement will stop the left from committing massive vote fraud. To understand how, we must grasp how the process works.

Acting under the authority of the Motor Voter Act, the federal Justice Department does not allow voting registrars to delete from the rolls the names of those who have not voted or answered post cards until four years have elapsed. As a result, millions of dead voters and tens of millions who have moved are still on the voter rolls, opening a massive opportunity for fraud. With so many…