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  • Emails Show Bigger Fund-Raising Role for Wisconsin Leader

    22 August 2014, 11:11 pm by: By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL BARBARO

    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin played a greater role than previously known in arranging for wealthy contributors to donate to a conservative organization, according to court documents.
  • Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections

    22 August 2014, 10:16 pm by: By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    The Obama administration on Friday offered compromises intended to address objections by some nonprofit groups and private companies over providing contraceptive coverage.
  • Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting

    22 August 2014, 9:48 pm by: By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

    After the Republican-led Legislature’s map was ruled unconstitutional last month, a slightly modified version is approved, but the 2014 election will proceed under the old map.
  • U.S. Isn’t Sure Just How Much to Fear ISIS

    22 August 2014, 9:28 pm by: By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER

    With the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the rhetoric the Obama administration is using to describe the danger the group poses to the United States has escalated.
  • U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    22 August 2014, 8:59 pm by: By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    A top national security adviser to President Obama said the United States was “not going to be restricted by borders” to protect its interests, including possibly pursuing direct military action in Syria.
  • As Primary Nears, Governor Candidates Turn Eyes to Border

    22 August 2014, 8:56 pm by: By FERNANDA SANTOS

    The six Republican candidates to succeed Jan Brewer as governor of Arizona are jumping over each other to sound tough on illegal immigration.
  • Perry Courts Primary State and Vows Fight at Home

    22 August 2014, 8:46 pm by: By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

    Gov. Rick Perry exuded confidence and tried out an economic message when he spoke with business leaders in New Hampshire.
  • Pentagon Says Chinese Fighter Jet Confronted American Navy Plane

    22 August 2014, 7:10 pm by: By HELENE COOPER

    The Chinese plane flew within 30 feet of the Navy aircraft on Tuesday in international airspace just off the Chinese coast, the Pentagon said.
  • Ex-Governor Denies Graft Charges and Defends Wife

    22 August 2014, 6:44 pm by: By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and KEN MAGUIRE

    Courtroom testimony discusses how an inquiry about a disgruntled chef turned into a corruption investigation of a Virginia governor.
  • DealBook: Bank of America’s $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks

    22 August 2014, 10:45 am by: By PETER EAVIS and MICHAEL CORKERY

    The company’s financial burden for the settlement may not exceed $12 billion — certainly a large amount, but one significantly less than the number the government trumpets.
  • U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS

    22 August 2014, 5:02 am by: By MICHAEL R. GORDON and HELENE COOPER

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was circumspect in describing the sort of broad effort that would be required to roll back ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
  • White House Memo: A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

    21 August 2014, 11:13 pm by: By PETER BAKER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

    As the president returned to his vacation, a firestorm of criticism from Republicans and Democrats erupted over what many saw as a callous indifference to the slaughter of James Foley.
  • White House Memo: A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

    21 August 2014, 10:02 pm by: By PETER BAKER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

    As the president returned to his vacation, a firestorm of criticism from Republicans and Democrats erupted over what many saw as a callous indifference to the slaughter of James Foley.
  • National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Conviction Is Upheld, but Shaming Photograph Is Not

    21 August 2014, 9:37 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A former state Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has been spared the embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.
  • National Briefing | Washington: Prisoner Swap With Taliban Was Illegal, Investigators Say

    21 August 2014, 9:35 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
  • National Briefing | South: Florida: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

    21 August 2014, 9:34 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A federal judge on Thursday declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to marry.
  • Virginia Ex-Governor Chronicles Unraveling Marriage at Trial

    21 August 2014, 9:02 pm by: By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN

    On his second day on the witness stand, Bob McDonnell pressed his contention that the former first couple could not have conspired illegally.
  • Perry Says Terrorists Could Be Entering the U.S. From Mexico

    21 August 2014, 9:00 pm by: By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN and DAVID MONTGOMERY

    The Texas governor said that while there was no clear evidence of terrorists sneaking across the border, security there must be increased using drones and additional personnel.
  • States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

    21 August 2014, 7:50 pm by: By MOTOKO RICH

    Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.
  • Despite ISIS Horror, Congress Is Wary of U.S. Military Expansion

    21 August 2014, 7:24 pm by: By MARK LANDLER

    The execution of James Foley has drawn emotional reactions from Capitol Hill, but even those criticizing President Obama for not doing more have not specified what to do.
  • Quiet on Criminal Justice: Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

    21 August 2014, 5:23 pm by: By JOSH BARRO

    There is an opening for an ambitious candidate to push the party on issues like police abuses and racial injustice, but it hasn’t happened yet.
  • The Caucus: 10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

    21 August 2014, 3:47 pm by: By JOHN HARWOOD

    The Times’s John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.
  • Fernand St Germain, Legislator Tied to S.&L. Crisis, Dies at 86

    21 August 2014, 2:05 pm by: By JESS BIDGOOD

    The Rhode Island Democrat’s legacy was marred when savings and loan associations, emboldened by deregulation he sponsored, became overextended and went under, at a huge cost to taxpayers.
  • Before Killing James Foley, ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S.

    21 August 2014, 1:25 pm by: By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

    The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq.
  • Battle for Senate Control Puts a Spotlight on Alaska

    21 August 2014, 12:55 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    For all Alaska’s size and geographic complexity, the two men seeking to win the state’s potentially pivotal Senate race will succeed or fail on the basis of a firm handshake, and the hard-to-describe quality of being genuinely Alaskan.

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