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Associated PressGov. Paul LePage has created controversy by criticizing the federal government's placement of eight immigrants in his state.

Maine’s Gov. LePage on shaky ground despite ‘unshakable’ core

- The Washington Times

Four years ago, he won office by threading an electoral needle. He has a penchant for going off-color, he has staked out conservative positions dramatically at odds with Maine voters — and now Gov. Paul LePage is one of the most endangered Republican politicians heading into November’s elections.

Romney and Ryan, together again? Fox News host Megyn Kelly will anchor a joint interview with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. (Associated PRess)

‘Born again voters’ warm to Romney

- The Washington Times

‘Some emerging Republican sentiment about a certain governor would not much surprise the Utah-based “Draft Mitt” grass-roots effort. A new poll of likely GOP primary voters from Zogby Analytics shows Mitt Romney outpolling and outdistancing his nearest rivals for the nomination by a two-to-one margin.

A masked demonstrator hands out literature in front of federal court as part of his protest of the greed of the ex-governor and his wife. (Associated Press)

McDonnell testifies Williams received no special favors

- The Washington Times

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday his administration did little to help a wealthy businessman who plied his family with gifts and loans other than offer the routine access afforded to any state resident — the cornerstone of his defense against federal corruption charges.

President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama wants Ferguson to explode

If you had predicted six years ago that America’s first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room.

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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 5, 2014, a woman has her passport photos taken outside the passport office in Harare. People queue for hours before the offices open in the hope of securing a passport that will allow  them to escape their country's dearth  of opportunities and  search for work abroad.   (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

- Associated Press

It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time - in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.

Boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck

- Associated Press

Federal officials say nine immigrants who entered the United States illegally were found locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.

** FILE ** In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, former New York  Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomes leaders to the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NRA launches ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg

- The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association this week is launching an ad campaign targeting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend up to $50 million to boost candidates who back gun control initiatives this year.

Group eyes report in school chief's resignation

Associated Press

A government transparency group is asking state officials not to approve a buyout for outgoing Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks until the district releases a report into alleged personnel concerns.

Murder suspect accused of plot to kill witnesses

- Associated Press

A woman accused of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law tried to get rid of two prosecution witnesses by suggesting a murderous plot to a fellow jail inmate, the district attorney said Wednesday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with media and supporters at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center after he was booked, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Perry was indicted last week on charges of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

- Associated Press

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Dan Sullivan wins GOP U.S. Senate primary in Alaska

- Associated Press

A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, prisoners from Sacramento County await processing after arriving at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif.  California counties are thwarting the state's efforts to comply with a federal court order to reduce it's inmate population  by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated including a record number of second-strikers. The state is trying to comply with a landmark restructuring of  its criminal justice system through a nearly 3-year-old law pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown that keeps lower-level felons in county jails while reserving scarce state prison cells for serious, violent and sexual offenders.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Union County to change immigration jail policy

Associated Press

Union County will become the third county in New Jersey to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials over detaining those who may be in the U.S. illegally.

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Elizabeth Warren dodges Hillary question

- The Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren had an awkward encounter Wednesday with a reporter after the Massachusetts Democrat wouldn't say whether former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the best choice for president.