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Michael Jordan slams President Obama's golf skills

Friday, 31 October 2014 06:24
October 31, 2014, 7:51 AM|Michael Jordan may be a fan of President Obama, but he isn't impressed by his golf skills. Gayle King reports.
Defense Secretary defends decision to isolate soldiers returning from West Africa
Friday, 31 October 2014 06:24
October 31, 2014, 7:08 AM|The U.S. military is defending its decision on a three-week Ebola quarantine for troops returning from West Africa. Charlie Rose reports.
The man who could run the Senate
Friday, 31 October 2014 05:31
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMitch McConnell is in line to be the next Senate Majority Leader if Republicans control the chamberMcConnell will face challenges keeping his members together Washington (CNN) -- Mitch McConnell could soon get a taste of just how daunting it is to run the Senate after years of slamming Democrats for mismanaging the chamber. If he wins his re-election battle in Kentucky and Republicans take control of the Senate in next week's elections, McConnell will…
New taxes or not, Pennsylvania's next governor faces fiscal morass
Friday, 31 October 2014 05:23
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive. But if he wins, Tom Wolf, who was Revenue Secretary under former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell, probably could not get the plan past the Republican legislature, one that did not even support most proposals from a fellow Republican, incumbent Governor Tom Corbett.
Why Washington's marijuana businesses want Oregon to legalize pot next
Friday, 31 October 2014 04:33
Washington state in 2012 made history as one of the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana. So far, it's been a financial boon for the state -- retail stores have reaped millions since they opened in July. New Vansterdam in the city of Vancouver -- just north of Portland, Oregon -- is one of the best performing marijuana stores in the state. By the end of September, the store had made $1.6 million…
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…

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