Friday, October 31, 2014

 President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to the media about Ebola before leaving the White House en route to Wisconsin on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Washington. The president said the US can't be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola. Obama did not directly criticize quarantine policies for returning health care workers implemented in New York and New Jersey. But he says the response to Ebola needs to be sensible and

Republicans are poised for a sweeping victory in the upcoming election, thanks in no small part to President Obama’s incompetence.

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 In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio.

The founder of Microsoft and benefactor of the Gates Foundation is giving a major speech Nov. 2 on preventable diseases such as Ebola.

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Indiana Republicans are enjoying a significant fundraising advantage as they seek to retain their Statehouse supermajority.

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
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 Clyde Riley (top, middle) introduces five of the six mentors for the Tolson Community & Youth Center's two new mentorship programs at a press conference late Thursday afternoon, Oct. 2, in Elkhart. The mentors are (from left) Melinda Riley, Ruth Williams, Kendall Riley, Keidrick Stout and Kenneth Hunt.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Columnist Rodney Dale explains how a new program at Tolson will help students.

 President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up to supporters as he campaigns for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during a rally at the North Division High School, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Milwaukee.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.

Victorious Republicans would be at risk of reading this election's results as a mandate for conservatism, which would be just as mistaken as Democrats who read Obama's election and re-election as a mandate for Just Everything!

 Leonard Pitts Jr.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

When you no longer remember yourself, those who love you must do it for you. I guess that's what this column is about.

 Former President Bill Clinton appears with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, left, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as they address workers, labor leaders and business leaders at Wheatland Tube Co., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Chicago. Clinton is the latest Democratic heavyweight to drop into Illinois to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn in his battle against GOP businessman Bruce Rauner.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

The incumbent is on the ballot, but in an important sense the election is a sham.

 Secret Service dogs Hurricane, left, and Jordan, who stopped Dominic Adesanya after he jumped the White House fence.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.

These selfless heroes, who ask nothing more than the occasional treat, provide a much-needed happy story for the Secret Service after a series of debauchery scandals and security lapses put the agency through two directors in rapid succession.

 Elkhart resident Art Decio, right, smiles as he and mayor Dick Moore answer questions from the media following a press conference announcing a donation from Decio to fund the theater at the Roosevelt Center Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Both Decio and Moore attended classes in the historic building growing up in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

Columnist Vince Turner says this community doesn’t have to learn how to be generous. It’s known how for decades.

 San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Else, Pool)
Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 3:08 p.m.

Thomas Sowell has a collection of random thoughts in this week’s column.

 President Barack Obama, left, cast a ballot for the 2014 midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center while participating in early voting on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 11:24 a.m.

Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. unpacks what’s behind the news as the elections approach.

 In this Oct. 22, 2014, photo, reporters take notes as Ebola coordinator Ron Klain listens to President Barack Obama speak to the media about the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rus to an U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials said.
Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

The White House believes it has a management and communications challenge. But the problem is far larger — the inability (so far) to get ahead of the crisis in West Africa with decisive action.

 An Ottawa Police officer stands guard at the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on Wednesday, at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings.
Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

The most chilling twist in the new cyber jihadism is actually the oldest trick in the book: targeting young girls with the lure of false romance.

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 Michelle Singletary

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
 Jeff Burbrink

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.
 Rep Walorski greets a well-widget after the debate Tuesday night, Oct. 21, in Wabash.

Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.
 Former South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler, left, talks with retired FBI agent John Good at the Sioux Falls, S.D., Regional Airport Wednesday Oct.  22, 2014.  For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate in South Dakota — one that could tip control of the Senate — Pressler, 72,  is bringing in the best surrogate he can imagine: Good, a 78-year-old retired FBI agent who led the FBI sting in the Abscam bribery scandal in the late ‘70s, which led to 19 convictions, including six House members and one senator.

Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, during a fundraiser for the Texas Victory 2014 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland.

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
 President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington.

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.
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