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  • New Hampshire’s Tight Senate Race Keeps Focus on Baggage

    25 October 2014, 5:31 pm by: By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

    Scott Brown has gained traction in a potentially pivotal Senate race by lashing the Democratic incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen, to President Obama.
  • Administration Will Review Auto Safety Regulator

    25 October 2014, 1:29 pm by: By REBECCA R. RUIZ and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

    The inquiry into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes during a record year for recalls, in which the agency’s role has been scrutinized by Congress.
  • First Patient Quarantined Under Strict New Policy Tests Negative for Ebola

    25 October 2014, 11:51 am by: By MARC SANTORA

    A nurse quarantined in Newark was found Saturday to be free of the virus. She is being held under a new policy for some travelers arriving in the New York area from West Africa.
  • HistorySource: The President Attends the World Series

    25 October 2014, 6:29 am by: By MICHAEL BESCHLOSS

    Politics seems to have been as big a motive for presidential appearances over the decades as love of the national pastime.
  • Cuomo, Shifting His Policy on Outbreak, Opens Up Public Rift With de Blasio

    24 October 2014, 10:30 pm by: By THOMAS KAPLAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER

    On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered soothing words to worried New Yorkers about the city’s first Ebola case. Less than 19 hours later, Mr. Cuomo struck a starkly different tone.
  • Frank Mankiewicz, 90, Press Aide to Robert Kennedy and NPR Chief, Dies

    24 October 2014, 10:13 pm by: By ROBERT D. McFADDEN

    After growing up amid Hollywood royalty, Mr. Mankiewicz became a writer and Democratic strategist who drew the sad task of announcing Mr. Kennedy’s death in 1968.
  • Joan Quigley, Astrologer to a First Lady, Is Dead at 87

    24 October 2014, 9:32 pm by: By DOUGLAS MARTIN

    Miss Quigley, a Vassar-educated socialite, made celestial recommendations through phone calls to Nancy Reagan, often two or three a day.
  • U.S. Commander Sees Key Nuclear Step by North Korea

    24 October 2014, 9:04 pm by: By DAVID E. SANGER

    Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the top American military leader in South Korea, says he believes the North is capable of making a nuclear weapon small enough to fit atop a ballistic missile.
  • Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea

    24 October 2014, 8:57 pm by: By RICHARD FAUSSET

    Anti-abortion forces are trying to pass Amendment 1, which states that nothing in the Tennessee Constitution “secures or protects” a right to abortion.
  • The Ad Campaign: Cuomo, With a Daughter’s Help, Tweaks His Education Image

    24 October 2014, 8:16 pm by: By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Education” television ad appears to be a response to criticism from his opponent, Rob Astorino, of his support for the Common Core standards.
  • Putin Accuses U.S. of Backing ‘Neo-Fascists’ and ‘Islamic Radicals’

    24 October 2014, 8:12 pm by: By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the United States yet.
  • With Praise, Hillary Clinton Keeps an Adversary Close

    24 October 2014, 8:03 pm by: By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and AMY CHOZICK

    At a rally in Boston, Mrs. Clinton praised Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal Democrat some see as a potential future rival, but did not appear onstage with her.
  • New Ad in Connecticut Election Puts Focus on Guns

    24 October 2014, 7:35 pm by: By BENJAMIN MUELLER

    Michael R. Bloomberg’s spending, through his Independence USA PAC, could play a pivotal role in a closely contested race that has otherwise focused largely on the economy.
  • Big City: A Gap Within a Gender in New York Politics

    24 October 2014, 5:11 pm by: By GINIA BELLAFANTE

    A robust election result for the Working Families Party is threatened by the Women’s Equality Party, which is part of a branding effort on the part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to appeal to female voters.
  • First Draft: Democrats Refund $343,000 to Donors This Year

    24 October 2014, 3:45 pm by: By DEREK WILLIS

    Through the end of September, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has refunded more than $343,000 to donors this year.
  • First Draft: Lawsuits Over I.R.S. Targeting Are Dismissed

    24 October 2014, 3:39 pm by: By DAVID S. JOACHIM

    A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits against the I.R.S. related to its treatment of conservative groups, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ tax-exempt applications were ultimately approved.
  • Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.

    24 October 2014, 2:27 pm by: By JOHN SCHWARTZ

    Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are embracing the issue.
  • First Draft: Grasping for Path to Keep Senate, Democrats Raise Georgia Bet

    24 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: By JONATHAN MARTIN

    Democrats are scrambling to mitigate expected losses of Senate seats they currently control by taking Georgia out of the Republican column.
  • Nina Pham, Free of Ebola, Makes White House Detour on Way Home

    24 October 2014, 1:43 pm by: By MICHAEL PAULSON

    “I join you now in prayer for the recovery of others,” said Ms. Pham, the first person to contract the disease in the United States.
  • Solid Bet: Republicans Are Surging in the Prediction Markets

    24 October 2014, 1:43 pm by: By JUSTIN WOLFERS

    Betting markets are diverging from polling-based forecast models, which are more optimistic about Democratic chances to retain the Senate.
  • Cuomo’s Gun Law Plays Well Downstate but Alienates Upstate

    24 October 2014, 1:36 pm by: By THOMAS KAPLAN

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo presents the package of new gun laws known as the Safe Act as one of his greatest successes, but that is not how it is viewed across stretches outside New York City.
  • Toxic Partisanship? Bill Clinton Says He Had It Worse, Yet Got Things Done

    24 October 2014, 12:52 pm by: By AMY CHOZICK

    The former president argues that the personal attacks were even harsher when he was in the White House, raising the question of whether a bitter atmosphere should be an excuse for political gridlock.
  • First Draft: Today in Politics

    24 October 2014, 12:26 pm by: By THE NEW YORK TIMES

    If there was one message officials tried to convey in New York on Thursday after the discovery that a doctor contracted Ebola, it was this: We are on top of this.
  • Panel’s G.O.P. Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola Response

    24 October 2014, 12:13 pm by: By ANDREW SIDDONS

    Representative Darrell Issa, during a congressional hearing, said, “I think we all know that the system is not yet refined to where we could say it is working properly.”
  • Midterm Calculus: Michelle Nunn Is Within Reach of an Outright Georgia Victory

    24 October 2014, 12:11 pm by: By NATE COHN

    Polls show that the Democratic Senate candidate may be able to clear the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff in January.

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