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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis appears at a press conference on October 13, 2014 to defend her controversial "wheelchair" ad against opponent Greg Abbott (screenshot via The Daily Caller).

Wendy Davis undermines her argument in wheelchair ad defense

Wendy Davis, the Democrat running for governor in Texas, is under fire for a campaign ad focused on her Republican opponent Greg Abbott's partial paralysis. She's sticking by the advertisement, but her damage control efforts showcase either hypocrisy or a disturbing lack of self-awareness. Published October 13, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, passengers queue up for a security check at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices, the agency said Sunday, July 6, 2014. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

TSA sees increasing number of loaded guns in airport carry-ons

A new analysis found that despite plenty of security restrictions and warnings at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at airports, more Americans are being caught with loaded guns in carry-on bags, The Boston Globe reported. Published August 11, 2014

FILE -  In this May 1, 2009 file photo, offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies to report chemicals discharged off the Southern California coast from hydraulic fracturing. The rule goes into effect on March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Greens split with Obama on Atlantic drilling moves

Environmental groups and lawmakers have heaped praise on President Obama's plans to limit carbon emissions from power plants, but the two sides are at odds over his early moves to open the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling for the first time in 30 years, The Hill reported. Published August 11, 2014

In this Feb. 27, 2013, photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

FTC warns: Change passwords after Russian hackers strike

After a ring of Russian hackers obtained 1.2 billion user names and passwords this week, the Federal Trade Commission warned consumers to be vigilant with their online accounts, The Hill reported. Published August 8, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a news conference in Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Mary Landrieu worked with Citgo to halt Venezuela sanctions

Facing a tough re-election bid and looking to keep energy jobs, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, worked with Citgo to put a hold on a set of sanctions against Venezuela last week, Politico reported. Published August 8, 2014

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses Mexican and Japanese press and dignitaries, during  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's oficial visit at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, July 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

After reforms, Mexico’s energy market to open to outsiders

After a long reform push, Mexican lawmakers put the finishing touches on a plan that would open Mexico's energy sector to foreign investors, ending 76 years of state domination, The Wall Street Journal reported. Published August 7, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with BAE Systems employees in Nashua, N.H. after campaigning for Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, Walt Havenstein, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Christie has been traveling around the country boosting Republican candidates in his role as chair of the Republican Governors Association. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Christie, Paul and Walker look to Latin America to win over Hispanics

House Republicans' move to pass legislation to speed deportation of illegal aliens at the border may not sit well with Hispanic voters, but some potential GOP presidential candidates are looking to court the demographic by reaching out to Latin America, The New York Times reported. Published August 7, 2014

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul share the stage on behalf of  the Republican Party. Both will speak on conservative strengths at an upcoming summit. (Associated Press)

Ethanol could stymie Cruz, Paul’s 2016 Iowa ambitions

Sens. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, are making the rounds in Iowa as they weigh bids for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. However, their opposition to a federal ethanol mandate may pose problems in the corn-rich state's first-in-the-nation caucus, The Hill reports. Published August 6, 2014