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GAO questions fitness of USIS

- The Washington Times

The fate of a border security contract worth up to $210 million was thrown into question Monday after the Government Accountability Office told an agency to reconsider whether a contractor facing fraud accusations is qualified for the job.

Monica Lewinsky has emerged as a columnist, public speaker and a social media wrangler who attracted 34,000 followers upon registering with Twitter on Monday. (Associated Press)

Monica Lewinsky to America: ‘Here we go’

- The Washington Times

She has become a media presence. That would be Monica Lewinsky, who has shed her previous public identity as the White House intern who had a dalliance with former President Clinton in favor of a 41-year-old with serious press credentials. She is now a columnist for Vanity Fair, a public speaker and a social media wrangler. Miss Lewinsky joined Twitter on Monday and secured 34,000 followers in the space of three hours

The EPA, headed by Gina McCarthy, says strontium, which can reduce bone strength among those deficient in calcium, is the latest contaminant to be targeted under the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. (Associated Press Photographs)

EPA weighs new move to regulate drinking water

- The Washington Times

In what some specialists are calling the latest step in a “regulatory evolution,” the Environmental Protection Agency said it may expand its authority over drinking water supplies by singling out the element strontium.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., speaks alongside Rob Astorino, New York republican gubernatorial candidate, during a news conference to discuss New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's response to questions about the states preparations against the Ebola virus at Grand Central Station, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Gov. Jindal orders Louisiana to develop Ebola plans

- The Washington Times

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered state officials Monday to come up with rules governing how some state residents can travel to Ebola-stricken countries, stepping in to fill what he said was a gap left by President Obama’s failure to act.

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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

- Associated Press

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, and Rep. Dennis Richardson shake hands after a Gubernatorial Debate Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at NBC5 in Medford, Ore. (AP Photo/The Medford Mail Tribune, Julia Moore)

Oregon governor candidates meet in final debate

- Associated Press

In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown at Wise High School, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama: No rush to end affirmative action

- The Washington Times

In a new interview, President Obama said courts should allow affirmative action for the foreseeable future, but he believes he can do more for the cause of racial justice with policies to help black students obtain high school diplomas.

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, placards advocating a position to keep casino gambling in Massachusetts rest against a wall in the entrance to the Plainridge Racecourse harness racing track in Plainville, Mass. The Plainridge Park Casino is under construction adjacent to the harness racing track in Plainville. Voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to repeal a 2011 law that opened the door for casinos in the state. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pew Research poll finds motivated conservatives twice as likely as liberals to vote on Nov. 4

- The Washington Times

Conservatives are twice as likely as their liberal counterparts to go to the polls Nov. 4. No really. "Although overall turnout among the public is likely to be around 40 percent, 73 percent of those who hold consistently conservative attitudes are likely to vote in the midterm, as are 52 percent of those with mostly conservative views," reports the Americans Trends Panel, a substantial new gauge of the upcoming midterm election by the indefatigable Pew Research Center.

Effort to recall Fremont mayor, councilman stalled

Associated Press

A Fremont man has dropped his efforts to recall Fremont's mayor and a council member over their roles in a failed effort to repeal the ordinance that bars property owners from renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, gathers with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, second from left, Rep. Doris Matsui, second from right, and Rep. Barbara Lee, right, for a photo after speaking at a fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidates hosted by Pelosi at the Fairmont Hotel, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women

- Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

Parade of immigrant children in Philadelphia court

- Associated Press

Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read:

Most congressional incumbents appear safe in Tenn.

- Associated Press

After defeating his Republican primary opponent by a mere 38 votes, scandal-ridden U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais appears to be only one of Tennessee's nine incumbent House members to face a serious challenge in the general election.

Property fight goes on, even after Revel's closing

- Associated Press

A New Jersey man battling the state to save his family home in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino Hotel may soon get a resolution to his eminent domain fight.