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  • **FILE** Two F-16 jet fighters (Associated Press)

    Pressure builds for sale of F-16 jets to Taiwan

    Congress is stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to sell more F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan as the island's air defenses deteriorate and China's air power grows.

  • Republicans waste no time targeting Democratic Senate seats in '12

    Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles.

  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Justice Department vows to stop intimidation of voters

    The Justice Department on Wednesday vowed to thwart any efforts to intimidate voters at the polls on Tuesday and to ensure that the ballots of military voters are counted, as activists on both sides of the political aisle reignite their regular election-time tango over the dangers of voter fraud versus voter suppression.

  • Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell smiles while addressing supporters after winning the Republican nomination for Senate in Delaware, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Dover, Ms. O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

    O'Donnell gets GOP establishment backing

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed Christine O'Donnell's bid for Senate, one day after the "tea party" favorite defeated party establishment candidate Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP primary in Delaware.

'UNWISE' DECISION: Sen. John Cornyn says the "American people will render their verdict" on the New York mosque.

    GOP pounces on Obama for mosque remarks

    Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama for comments about a proposed mosque near New York's ground zero, suggesting that the matter will escalate into a significant campaign issue leading into the November midterm elections.

  • **FILE** Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican

    Cornyn: Obama out of touch over N.Y. mosque

    A top Republican senator said Sunday that President Obama's comments about a proposed mosque near New York's ground zero will escalate into a campaign issue leading into the November midterm elections.

  • Democrats seek to grab seats from 'wacky' hopefuls

    President Obama's Democrats claim to see a silver lining in the Republicans' choice of political novices, sometimes mistake-prone, for critical Senate races.

  • Illustration: Military voting by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EVERSOLE: Justice delayed for military voters

    When Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. installed Thomas E. Perez as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, he emphasized the importance of being ready to confront 21st-century issues and doing so in a timely manner. He warned his new assistant, "The quest for justice must be an impatient thing - for we all know what happens when justice is delayed. So I am an impatient attorney general."

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of six more New Orleans Police officers in the Danziger Bridge shooting and cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, is seen at right. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

    EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers

    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.

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