DENVER — Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don’t expect any of them to talk much about the biggest news of the year: legal pot. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Obama opens door to Ebola czar In for a wild last two weeks of the campaign Stay cool, man, especially when you’re in Florida Here comes the czar? Ebola, final-stretch campaigning, and “fan-gate.” It was … Continue reading
Growing anxiety over Ebola in the U.S. prompted a House hearing to question the nation’s top health officials. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner and others suggested that limits be placed on travelers coming from West Africa, but a White House spokesman dismissed the idea of a travel ban. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida governor’s race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances.
Gov. Scott Walker said on Tuesday that the state minimum wage “serves no purpose,” though he said he won’t repeal it as governor. Continue reading
The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, said Thursday he will retire from government at the end of this year and expects to be named to a position in academia early next year. Continue reading
ATLANTA — Midterm elections are almost three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states. Continue reading