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Politics Sep 08

Obama outlines ‘next phase’ against Islamic State

Today in the Morning Line: Obama says it’s time to deal with Islamic State The president punts on immigration executive action Republican Senate candidates looking strong in new polls Why Senate control matters Obama readies ‘next phase’ against Islamic…

Politics Sep 05

GOP not taking any chances in Kansas Senate race

Today in the Morning Line: National Republicans sending Roberts some help McDonnell found guilty on corruption charges Kerry, Hagel talk strategy with NATO allies The ‘Bill factor’ in the midterms Roberts getting reinforcements: National Republicans are reportedly sending in…

Politics Sep 03

Second beheading dares U.S. to act

The reported beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, by the Islamic State group is almost daring President Obama and the United States’ European allies to act. President Obama responded Wednesday morning from Estonia, where he is on an overseas…

Politics Sep 02

Why Republicans have the advantage this fall

Today in the Morning Line: We get you ready for the post-Labor Day sprint The GOP is favored this fall Democrats’ path to holding a narrow majority Obama to Estonia to reassure Eastern bloc allies The scales tip toward…

Politics Aug 28

The issue that could roil the midterms

Today in the Morning Line: Executive action on immigration could shake up midterms Both parties eyeing Obama’s decision for impact Rand Paul takes aim at Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy The GOP’s trouble winning over women voters Both sides on…

Politics Aug 27

Crist, Scott coast to primary wins in Sunshine State

Today in the Morning Line: Stage set for Scott-Crist battle in Florida A quick Florida history lesson Ducey to face DuVal in race for Arizona governor Obama administration building case for expanded action in Iraq, Syria Matchup set in…

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