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Tea Party Comes To Georgetown -- To Collect Money

The Tea Party came to town Tuesday night -- and headed right to the favorite precincts of Washington's power elite, hats in hand.A swanky fundraiser in the heart of Georgetown salon country gave two GOP insurgents -- Nevada's Sharron Angle and Florida's Marco Rubio -- a chance to rub shoulders wi

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Is The Best Advertising Her Advertising?

Chris Coons, the Democratic candidate opposing GOP It Girl Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Senate race, is using her advertising to tout his campaign.Visitors to the Coons campaign website this morning were greeted by the above image of O'Donnell and an embedded video of her much-talked-abou

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

A Squandered September For Democrats

A little over nine months ago I was sitting down with a prominent Democratic pollster, talking about all that had transpired over 2009 and looking ahead to the midterm election. The experienced campaign strategist was very pessimistic.There was little he had seen that he had liked over the past y

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Obama Job Training Program Draws Praise, Skepticism

The White House's new industry-led job training program is drawing praise from workforce experts for its emphasis on community colleges and industry partnerships, but the program is unlikely to reduce high unemployment in the short term.The initiative -- announced Monday at a White House event

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Geithner Criticizes Currency Manipulation

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pressed emerging economies today to adopt flexible currency policies in order to prevent inflation, deflate asset bubbles, and advance global financial progress.Although he was careful not to mention China directly, Geithner's comments clearly addressed concern

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Preview Of Jobless Number Is Disappointing

Private-sector employment fell in September, according to a new report out this morning that augurs bad news for Friday's much-awaited official employment numbers -- the last release before Election Day.Markets have been looking to the monthly ADP National Employment Report as an early indicato

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Europe Seeks Stronger Yuan, Too

Europe pleaded with China on the second day of a Europe-China summit to let its currency rise, but China did not commit to any new currency action, according to a Bloomberg News report.China has limited the yuan's gains against the dollar to about 2 percent since the People's Bank of China loosen

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Enough Of Phelps' 'Emotional Terrorism'

In the late 1990s, Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church posted a news release to its site announcing plans to picket the funeral of my father, Dick Snider. My Dad was a Topeka newspaper columnist for many years, writing 750-word takes three days a week on politics and local characters past and pres

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Obama Awards Fallen Green Beret With Medal Of Honor

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller of the U.S. Army in the East Room today. Miller, the seventh service member to receive the accolades during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is being honored posthumously for saving the lives of his team and 15 Afghan soldi

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Obama Awards Fallen Green Beret With Medal Of Honor

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller of the U.S. Army in the East Room today. Miller, the seventh service member to receive the accolades during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is being honored posthumously for saving the lives of his team and 15 Afghan soldi

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00am