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Hambycast: Branstad's mustachioed superstition exposed

Hambycast: Branstad's mustachioed superstition exposed


Hambycast: Branstad's mustachioed superstition exposed

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 04:05 AM PDT

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, favored to win re-election and a historic sixth term in November, credits his famous facial hair for his political success.

The luckiest mustache in Iowa

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 04:04 AM PDT

The Hambycast gets a private tour of the Iowa state house, including its taxidermy, from Gov. Terry Branstad.

Boehner might bring back Congress for war debate

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:08 PM PDT

Just days after suggesting lawmakers might not debate U.S. military involvement in Syria until next year, House Speaker John Boehner said he'd agree to call Congress back into session to vote if President Barack Obama sends up a resolution asking for the authority.

Americans see Obama as "dove"

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:00 PM PDT

How could Obama have 'underestimated' ISIS?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:03 PM PDT

ISIS, a top intelligence official said more than a year ago, has "ruthlessly grown in effectiveness."

McCain: ISIS' rise like 'watching a train wreck'

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 02:59 PM PDT

Sen. John McCain slammed President Barack Obama on Monday over his comments that U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS.

Obama subtly pushes back against Clinton, Panetta on Syria

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:46 AM PDT

President Barack Obama, over the last two years, has seen his top two former national security Cabinet officials critique his foreign policy decision in Syria. Now the President has gently pushed back in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on Sunday.

Americans back airstrikes, oppose ground troops

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:13 AM PDT

Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist group, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows.

Report: Fence jumper made it into East Room of White House

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:27 PM PDT

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, Rep. Jason Chaffetz confirmed Monday to CNN.

CNN Poll: Is the U.S. hawkish or dovish?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:00 PM PDT

With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration—debate over foreign policy has once again ballooned, pitting the interventionist hawks against non-interventionist doves.

How could Obama have 'underestimated' ISIS?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:03 PM PDT

ISIS, a top intelligence official said more than a year ago, has "ruthlessly grown in effectiveness."

Poll: Americans back Syria strikes

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist group, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows.

McCain: Underestimated ISIS or allowed it?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Senator John McCain responds to President Obama's comments about underestimating the threat of ISIS.

Chris Christie hits Burke over plagiarism scandal

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:35 PM PDT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Democrat Mary Burke on Monday, saying the Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful can't be trusted after her campaign hired a political consultant who appeared to plagiarize parts of her job plan from other candidates.

Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition together

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 08:19 AM PDT

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the United States seeks to recruit new international members and keep Arab nations committed and willing to help strike both within Iraq and Syria.

Obama to expand My Brother's Keeper in light of Ferguson

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:27 AM PDT

President Obama says his administration will launch a "My Brother's Keeper" community challenge this week in the wake of Ferguson unrest.

Obama: Ferguson points to 'a gulf of mistrust'

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:47 AM PDT

The State of the Union panel weighs in.

What's next for Eric Holder?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:45 AM PDT

Nia-Malika Henderson tells us what's next for the soon to be former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Albright: Why Modi visit crucial for U.S.,world

Posted: 27 Sep 2014 03:09 PM PDT

The former Secretary of State says a world roiled by conflict and instability needs these two great democracies to commit to rebuilding trust and moving their partnership forward

Hillary Clinton: Grandmother in chief?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:28 AM PDT

The State of the Union panel weighs in.

Clinton granddaughter gets books, baseball uniform at fundraiser

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 02:26 PM PDT

New grandmother Hillary Clinton was presented with a slew of gifts, mostly books, for her baby granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, Monday afternoon at a private New York City fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Fence jumper made it into East Room of White House

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:27 PM PDT

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, Rep. Jason Chaffetz confirmed Monday to CNN.

Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in hospice care

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:16 AM PDT

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the last six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview.

Ted Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll, again

Posted: 27 Sep 2014 07:27 PM PDT

Cruz first. Carson second. Sound familiar?

Barack OBush?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:16 AM PDT

From George W. Bush's "axis of evil" to Obama's "network of death." Are Obama's policies morphing into those of Bush?

Obama: U.S. can't fight Ebola alone

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:17 AM PDT

President Obama speaks on U.S. efforts to combat the spread of Ebola at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit.

Is Obama tarnishing his legacy?

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 04:40 AM PDT

LZ Granderson says Obama was elected as a war-ending change agent, not a leader who would leave behind for his successor new engagement in Iraq and Syria. Is he as disappointed as the rest of us?

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