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GOP changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line

October 24, 2014
Lori Montgomery | The Washington Post
Cutting federal health and retirement spending has long been at the top of the GOP agenda. But with Republicans in striking distance of winning the Senate, they are suddenly blasting the idea of trimming Social Security benefits.
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GOP changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line

October 24, 2014
Lori Montgomery | The Washington Post
Cutting federal health and retirement spending has long been at the top of the GOP agenda. But with Republicans in striking distance of winning the Senate, they are suddenly blasting the idea of trimming Social Security benefits.
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The Incredible Rise in Campaign Spending

October 24, 2014
Michael Scherer, Pratheek Rebala, Chris Wilson | TIME
The cost of running for Congress has increased more than 500 percent since 1984. Here's an interactive look at how campaign expenditures have outrun inflation, health care, and even the rising cost of college
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, after missteps, fights for a second term

October 24, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Four years ago, then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper skated easily to victory in the Colorado gubernatorial race, bringing the offbeat personality that had charmed his city to the highest office in the state.
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Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists

October 24, 2014
Jim Scuitto | CNN
The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.
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Who Is the Canadian Parliament Shooter?

October 23, 2014
Pete Williams | NBC News
The man who gunned down a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday was a convert to Islam who had already been designated "high-risk" by authorities.
John Boehner
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Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan

October 23, 2014
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government, antiregulation philosophy, but also suggests internal divisions that could hinder a united front against President Obama — much as happened in the 1990s, when a Republican-led Congress confronted President Bill Clinton.
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This year’s midterms set to cost nearly $4 billion, the most expensive ever

October 23, 2014
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
The 2014 midterms will be the most costly congressional races in U.S. history, on track to cost nearly $4 billion, according to a new projection by the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

October 23, 2014
Kimberly Kindy, Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.
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