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Now Is A Terrible Time Not To Have A Surgeon General

This weekend, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for President Obama to nominate an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the US response to the virus. There's a problem with that idea, though: We already have one. Or, to put it more accurately, we already should. Show More Summary

The US Is Dropping Serious Ordinance To Slow Down ISIS In Kobani

The US military significantly escalated its airstrike campaign against the extremist group ISIS in the Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday and Tuesday, conducting 21 airstrikes in and around the town. US Central Command said the strikes...Show More Summary

Greg Abbott Attacks Wendy Davis For Wheelchair Ad

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), the front-runner in the state's gubernatorial race, is firing back after his opponent, State Sen. Wendy Davis (D), released a controversial "empty wheelchair" ad attacking him. Abbott's response...Show More Summary

Here Are The Photos That North Korea Says Proves Kim Jong Un Is Back

North Korean state media announced on Monday that its leader, Kim Jong Un, was photographed touring a newly built housing complex, marking his first public appearance in over a month. The news was likely meant to quell rumors of serious health issues or a coup in the secretive state. Show More Summary

PICKENS: I Think Mitt Romney Is Thinking About Running Again

Last Friday morning, billionaire energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens was in a meeting with another politically active hedge fund manager in New York City. The meeting between the two included a broad discussion on the Republican presidential field for 2016. Show More Summary

Ann Romney Says Mitt Is 'Done. Done. Done.' With Running For President

Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, shot down rising rumors her husband might mount another presidential campaign in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Monday evening. "Done,” said Ann when asked when Mitt wanted to run again....Show More Summary

'The Most Dangerous Man In Europe' Is Trying To Pull Italy Out Of The Euro

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy's populist Five Star Movement, has launched a petition to allow Italy to "leave the euro as soon as possible." Grillo rose to prominence as a comedian and actor but since 2009 he has transformed himself into the charismatic leader of a protest movement that has seen its support growing across Italy. Show More Summary

REPORT: Kim Jong Un Is Back

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has reportedly made his first public appearance in over a month, Yonhap News Agency reports. North Korean state media says Kim was touring a newly built housing complex. Speculation about what happened to Kim has been mounting since he was seen limping across a stage in September. Join the conversation about this story »

Newly-Declassified Documents Strongly Suggest That 'The Father Of The Atomic Bomb" Wasn't A Soviet Spy

A freshly declassified tranche of documents seemingly resolves one of the major espionage controversies of the early decades of the Cold War. Transcripts of the 1954 hearing that ended in disgrace for Manhattan Project physicist Robert Oppenheimer were finally declassified by the Department of Energy on October 3rd. Show More Summary

Why The Relationship Between The US And Turkey Will Only Get Worse, In 2 Sentences

The US and Turkey have engaged in an at-times brutally public spat over the US-led coalition's strategy to "degrade and destroy" the group calling itself the Islamic State. And it might only get worse from here, threatening a key flank in the coalition unless the US agrees to take on an even more expansive role in Syria's civil war. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: 'I Would Rather Die Than Be In The United States Senate'

Don't expect New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to challenge Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) anytime soon. Speaking at an NAACP event on Saturday, Christie said he would "rather die" than join the U.S. Senate. Christie cited his personality — which is often described by critics as bossy — as proof he wouldn't fit in the upper chamber of Congress. Show More Summary

Cornel West Has Reportedly Been Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

Prominent activist Cornel West has been handcuffed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, according to Fusion and reporters on Twitter. West was also seen at protests Sunday night. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson police station on Monday. Show More Summary

The Is The Biggest Sign Yet That There Hasn't Been A Coup In North Korea

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un hasn't been seen in public since early September, leading to intense media speculation that a shakeup or even a coup could be taking place in one of the world's most opaque and repressive states. But South Korean officials do not see Kim's absence as significant, Barbara Demick reports for The New Yorker. Show More Summary

REPORT: Hillary Clinton May Be Announcing Her 2016 Campaign Very Soon

Hillary Clinton could announce her 2016 presidential bid even sooner than expected, according to the New York Times. Citing "several people close to" Clinton, the paper reported Monday that the timing of her announcement could hinge on the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections next month. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Had A Great Reaction To A Heckler With A Bullhorn

A man wearing a suit and wielding a bullhorn gave Hillary Clinton a bit of a surprise on Sunday when he interrupted her speech at an event in San Diego, California. It was not clear exactly what the man said or why he heckled Clinton,...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Is Using This Joke To Make Fun Of President Obama

Mitt Romney has a reputation for being somewhat robotic, but in his recent appearances on the campaign trail, he seems to have added humor to his arsenal. According to a National Journal report, Romney launched a zinger at President Barack Obama while campaigning for GOP Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst on Sunday. Show More Summary

Turkey Denies Deal Allowing US to Use Its Base For ISIS Fight

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not reached a new agreement to let the United States use its Incirlik air base in the fight against Islamic State militants, and talks are continuing on the subject, sources at the Turkish prime minister's office said on Monday. Show More Summary

Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban Just Got Struck Down

The state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage hit a major snag on Sunday. A U.S. Federal judge ruled that it's unconstitutional. Alaska's ban has been in place for 16 years. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court of Alaska made the ruling. Show More Summary

This Is The Loneliest Man In Congress

Will 2014 spell doom for the last white House Democrat in the Deep South? THE best political ad of the 2012 election involved Congressman John Barrow and his favourite guns. A Democrat who represents a conservative part of Georgia, Mr...Show More Summary

The New Memoir By Obama's Former Defense Secretary And CIA Chief Is Going To Sting

A former defence chief tells all BARACK OBAMA worries a lot about the unintended consequences of action by America, the last superpower. Yet there is a flip-side to that doctrine, as a former top official makes clear in a new memoir: inaction can leave a vacuum. Show More Summary

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