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U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

Friday, 31 October 2014 01:20
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the…
Big money crops up in small elections in the United States
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:20
By Andy Sullivan ARVADA Colorado (Reuters) - Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're cropping up in state and local races as well. Wealthy individuals and interest groups of all stripes are increasingly setting up political committees that can steer unlimited sums to small-dollar contests for state legislature, sheriff and school board.
Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35
Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:19
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday. Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief, told reporters the Air Force was counting on training experienced A-10 mechanics to help reach the total…
Rand Paul: The GOP brand "sucks"
Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:18
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, likened the Republican party to Domino's Pizza Wednesday when he declared that the party's image "sucks." "Remember Domino's Pizza? They admitted, 'Hey, our pizza crust sucks.' The Republican Party brand sucks, and so people don't want to be a Republican, and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans," Paul said Thursday while campaigning at a Republican field office in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Detroit, according to…
US economy continues upward trend, contrary to many voters' perceptions (+video)
Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:30
WASHINGTON — The US economy grew at steady pace of 3.5 percent in the third quarter, a sign of progress against a backdrop of concerns about slow wage growth and difficulties for the wider global economy. The growth estimate, released by the Commerce Department Thursday, is also significant because it’s the final overview of the economy to come out before Americans cast ballots in elections next Tuesday. In polls, likely voters continue to rank the…
Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:17
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst each garnering the support of 45 percent of likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections
Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:17
By Steve Holland PORTLAND Me. (Reuters) - Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week's elections, in a speech at one of the few voter rallies he is attending. Obama seized on government figures that said the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter to suggest his policies are working…
"Women's issues" dominate Colo. Senate race
Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:17
DENVER - Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall will tell you the economy is issue number one. But their ads tell a different story. One says: "Congressman Gardner led a crusade that would make birth control illegal." Senator Udall won the women's vote by 15 points six years ago. But polls show a smaller gap this time and the need for their support to win. So for months, Udall has been hammering Gardner for…
US shares surge on better-than-expected economic growth
Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:25
Wall Street jumped as investors bet the US economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. The Commerce Department says the US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 per cent in the September quarter. That was better than the 3 per cent growth that most economists were tipping and comes after the June quarter growth rate of 4.6 per cent. The data was able to lift the mood among investors, a day…
US economy grows 3.5pc
Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:23
Last updated 09:47 31/10/2014 Relevant offers A smaller trade deficit and surge in defence spending buoyed US economic growth in the third quarter, but domestic demand slipped, hinting at some loss of momentum. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 per cent annual pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. However, the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer spending slowed from the second quarter.
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