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Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Ryan: Iranian ayatollahs don't think U.S. is serious

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, on Sunday blasted the Obama administration's foreign policy, saying the incumbent Democrat simply lacks credibility and isn't taken seriously by leaders in Iran as they move closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a rally at Valley Forge Military Academy and College on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Wayne, Penn. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

With $1 million buy, public union joins presidential fray

A leading public employees' union spent $1 million on radio, television and online ads opposing GOP nominee Mitt Romney Thursday, records show. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has spent close to $1 million on several Senate races, but yesterday's purchase marks the union's biggest foray into presidential advertising.

A U.S. Predator drone (Associated Press)

Senators form drone caucus

A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators has formed a drone caucus, saying they feel the need to help educate themselves and their colleagues on the issues surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles.

George Soros (Associated Press)

Soros commits $1.5 million to super PACs

Liberal hedge fund manager George Soros is pledging $1.5 million in new funding for Democratic super PACs, the New York Times reported Thursday, continuing a reversal of tide that has seen lagging super PAC backing President Obama on the upswing as the Mitt Romney super PAC's finances have eroded.