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Nelson racks up another polling win, Scott camp pushes back with own numbers

Nelson racks up another polling win, Scott camp pushes back with own numbers

Quinnipiac has long shown Sen. Bill Nelson with a lead among voters who have no major party affiliation. | AP Photo TALLAHASSEE — A massive lead with independent voters is helping Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) hold onto a 6-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in one of the nation’s closest watched Senate races, according to…
Another ugly Florida campaign — over dog racing

Another ugly Florida campaign — over dog racing

A ballot question fight has left the industry’s nerves raw amid the increased scrutiny from animal rights groups. | Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images TALLAHASSEE — A bitter Florida campaign featuring charges of lying, dirty tricks and bad faith is nearing an end. But this isn't the battle for governor or Senate: It's a ballot question that…
Trump gets ready to play midterm blowout blame game

Trump gets ready to play midterm blowout blame game

A Democratic wave would be especially awkward for President Donald Trump, who boasts that his record in office is unmatched by any of his modern predecessors. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images White House In public the president says the 2018 election is about him. In private, he talks about pointing the finger after likely Democratic gains.…
‘Winter is coming’: Companies brace for flurry of investigations

‘Winter is coming’: Companies brace for flurry of investigations

Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky and 15 other lawmakers sent letters last week to pharmaceutical giants about rising drug prices, giving executives until Nov. 12 to respond. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Legal Pharmaceuticals and tech are obvious targets, and chemical and oil and gas companies are also vulnerable, according to interviews with half a dozen lawyers.…
Dem Senate hopes shift from winning majority to limiting losses

Dem Senate hopes shift from winning majority to limiting losses

Indiana, represented by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, has become the epicenter of the fight for the Senate’s long-term future. | Darron Cummings/AP Photo Elections Republicans could lock up a multi-cycle Senate majority by winning Indiana and other states like it this fall. By JAMES ARKIN 10/22/2018 05:05 AM EDT INDIANAPOLIS — Democratic hopes of winning…
‘Campaign gold’: McConnell delivers election gift to Manchin and red-state Dems

‘Campaign gold’: McConnell delivers election gift to Manchin and red-state Dems

Endangered Senate Democrats like West Virginia's Joe Manchin are trying to turn the election toward bread-and-butter government programs popular with swing voters. | Tyler Evert/AP Photo Elections The majority leader's comments on entitlements allow Democrats to change the conversation from Brett Kavanaugh. By BURGESS EVERETT 10/21/2018 06:51 AM EDT Updated 10/21/2018 10:00 AM EDT 2018-10-21T10:00-0400…
From the archives: FOIA documents on the 1990 investigation into alleged anti-Asian discrimination in Harvard admissions

From the archives: FOIA documents on the 1990 investigation into alleged anti-Asian discrimination in...

Pedestrians walk past the gate to Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images From 1988 to 1990, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights conducted an in-depth investigation into claims that Asian-American students were being discriminated against when applying for admission to Harvard's undergraduate program. The allegations paralleled…
Trump and Democrats gain

Trump and Democrats gain

16 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY … NEW WSJ/NBC POLL … PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’s approval rating has jumped to 47% … DEMOCRATS hold a nine-point advantage on the preference of control of Congress … -- WSJ’S JANET HOOK: “Nearly two thirds of registered voters showed a high level of interest in the election—the highest ever recorded…
What Is Harvard Trying to Hide?

What Is Harvard Trying to Hide?

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Ivory Towers For years, reporters have been trying to get elite universities to be more transparent about their admissions process. It might take a court to pry it all open — with unforeseen consequences. By JOSH GERSTEIN October 21, 2018 The long war over affirmative action turned hot again last week, as…
Republicans and Democrats find common foe: Saudi crown prince

Republicans and Democrats find common foe: Saudi crown prince

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said on Sunday that he thought Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed Jamal Khashoggi's killing. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress Members of Congress are not buying Saudi Arabia’s explanations, nor are they pleased with the U.S. response so far. By PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST 10/21/2018 01:05 PM EDT Updated 10/21/2018 01:33 PM EDT…
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