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  • Second Trial Approaching for Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor

    2 September 2014, 10:03 pm by: By ALISON LEIGH COWAN

    John G. Rowland, who has already spent time in prison for corruption, is now accused of obstructing justice, falsifying documents and committing other violations of campaign finance laws.
  • Christie Studies Foreign Affairs for a 2016 Test

    2 September 2014, 9:54 pm by: By MICHAEL BARBARO

    Aides to the New Jersey governor say his journey to Mexico is about economic ties and commitment to Hispanic voters back home, but it will also offer him a chance to demonstrate a grasp of international affairs as he considers a run for the presidency.
  • U.S. and Europe Are Struggling With Response to a Bold Russia

    2 September 2014, 9:24 pm by: By PETER BAKER and STEVEN ERLANGER

    Officials hope that any new measures will have more impact than the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow so far.
  • $1.4 Billion in Penalties Is Sought in California Gas Blast

    2 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: By MICHAEL CORKERY

    Four years after eight people died and dozens were hurt in a natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., the Pacific Gas & Electric Company was hit with a proposed $1.4 billion penalty for suspected safety violations.
  • Berkeley Pushes a Boundary on Medical Marijuana

    2 September 2014, 8:59 pm by: By IAN LOVETT

    Berkeley, Calif., a city that has prided itself on its liberal policies, will require medical marijuana dispensaries to donate at least 2 percent of their cannabis to low-income residents.
  • Gov. Cuomo Is Running for a 2nd Term, but He Doesn’t Have Much to Say About It

    2 September 2014, 8:59 pm by: By THOMAS KAPLAN

    The week before the Democratic primary, Andrew M. Cuomo continues to avoid uttering the name of his Democratic opponent, Zephyr Teachout, let alone debating her.
  • Judge Rejects Defense’s Criteria for Convicting Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell as Jury Gets Case

    2 September 2014, 8:51 pm by: By TRIP GABRIEL

    The case against Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who are facing corruption charges, will go into its second day of deliberations.
  • Alaska Race Sees Democrat Quit Campaign for Governor

    2 September 2014, 8:49 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    Byron Mallott said he would withdraw and run instead for lieutenant governor alongside an independent candidate, Bill Walker.
  • National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: House Leader Wins G.O.P. Nod for Congress

    2 September 2014, 8:34 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Gary Kiehne conceded to Speaker Andy Tobin of the Arizona House on Tuesday in the tight Republican primary race in the First Congressional District.
  • Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    2 September 2014, 8:31 pm by: By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

    The settlement, a fraction of the damages paid by companies involved in the accident, goes a long way toward resolving Halliburton’s exposure to liability claims.
  • National Briefing | South: Louisiana: U.S. Joins Inquiry Into Death in Police Car

    2 September 2014, 8:27 pm by: By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

    The United States Justice Department said on Tuesday that it was investigating the death of Victor White III, 23, who died while in custody of Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies in March.
  • Congressional Memo: After Eric Cantor’s Exit, House Turns Sympathetic Ear From Big Business to Oil…

    2 September 2014, 8:14 pm by: By JONATHAN WEISMAN

    Wall Street and Big Business have lost their most sympathetic ear, oil and gas industries are on the rise, and Louisiana once again has a booming voice.
  • Bracing for New Challenges in Year 2 of Health Care Law

    2 September 2014, 8:09 pm by: By REED ABELSON

    Early troubles under the Affordable Care Act are expected to be replaced by new difficulties as insurance prices fluctuate and more people sign up.
  • Degrees of Education: The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures

    2 September 2014, 12:30 pm by: By KEVIN CAREY

    Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.
  • Military Medicine: Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk

    2 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: By SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN

    Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.
  • Midterm Calculus: You Lose, We Win: Consultants Profit Even When Candidates Underperform

    2 September 2014, 11:22 am by: By BRENDAN NYHAN

    Why the market for pollsters, strategists and other political experts doesn’t work.
  • A Prisoner’s Beard Offers the Next Test of Religious Liberty for the Supreme Court

    2 September 2014, 10:48 am by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    Months after ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, the justices will hear arguments on whether Arkansas may prohibit Muslim inmates from having beards.
  • DealBook: Moelis & Co. Hires Cantor, Ex-House Majority Leader, as Vice Chairman

    2 September 2014, 10:43 am by: By DEALBOOK

    Eric Cantor, who suffered a surprising electoral defeat this year, will be joining Moelis & Company as vice chairman and a director on its board.
  • U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle

    1 September 2014, 9:44 pm by: By TIM ARANGO and AZAM AHMED

    The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Midterm Calculus: Elections 2014: Where the Candidates Stand

    1 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: By DAVID LEONHARDT

    In most of the closest races, the two candidates are far apart ideologically.
  • Campaign Finance: New Voter Guide Follows the Money

    1 September 2014, 9:00 pm by: By DEREK WILLIS

    Crowdpac aims to produce a data-driven voter guide to help voters decide which candidates to support.
  • Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

    1 September 2014, 8:14 pm by: By CHARLIE SAVAGE

    More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
  • 2 Alaskans Weigh Uniting in Race Against Governor

    1 September 2014, 6:49 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The two challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell are discussing merging their campaigns, with neither seen as being able to win a three-way race with the incumbent.
  • Obama Calls for Minimum Wage Rise and Equal Pay as Elections Approach

    1 September 2014, 4:24 pm by: By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN

    With the midterm elections in sight, President Obama went to Milwaukee to try to refocus attention on an economic policy issue that could help his party.
  • NATO Weighs Rapid Response Force for Eastern Europe

    1 September 2014, 3:58 pm by: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and STEVEN ERLANGER

    NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.

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