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- Australia court strikes down 5-day-old, gay-marriage law
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- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
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- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
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Question of the Day
It’s not often that a governor from a rural state is considered potential cabinet level or even presidential material. But the 57-year-old Mr. Schweitzer is creating that kind of dark horse buzz with a mastery of current affairs and a unique capacity for self-promotion.
Some Democrats hoped he would run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat this cycle, which he spurned. Others worry he could mount a primary challenge in 2014 to Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, with whom he has a prickly relationship. But he says neither fits.
Clinton heads to Peru amid domestic drama
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is headed to Peru to talk women’s empowerment amid political drama in Washington over the handling of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Mrs. Clinton left Monday for the long-planned event in Lima after a weekend of more criticism from Republicans over the Obama administration’s initial explanation of the Sept. 11 attack and security at the consulate where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died.
Republicans have seized on the attack as a sign of weakness in President Obama’s foreign policy. They accuse the administration of mishandling security at the consulate and then misrepresenting the nature of the attack.
Mrs. Clinton has vowed a full and open investigation into the incident.
Political ads in high gear, but tuning out a worry
ORLANDO — Is there any escape from all those political ads in some of the most hard-fought states in the three weeks before the elections?
The TV ads come in rapid succession and at all hours — in the middle of newscasts, soap operas and talk shows. It’s enough to turn off voters.
One analysis estimates the campaigns and independent groups will have spent about $1.1 billion on television advertising this year, with $750 million already allocated in states likely to determine the outcome of the presidential contest. Those are Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
At least some voters tuned out long ago, partly because of the negative ads and a lack of specifics in the commercials. Other voters may already have made up their minds.
By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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- All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact
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- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- Inside the Ring: China targets Global Hawk drone
- Obama's antics at Nelson Mandela tribute: Jovial conversation, handshake with Raul Castro
- KIBBE: Another Republican budget surrender
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