ex-political scientist (Swarthmore, Bennington) hired at The Christian Science Monitor as an experiment. must have worked. still there.

Eight governor's races to watch in 2014

csmonitor.com — While Democrats face headwinds in midterm US Senate and House races in November, they head into 2014 governors' races with a political map in their favor.Of the 36 governorships on the line in November, Republicans are defending 22 of them - and nine of those GOP governors' mansions are in states won by President Obama in 2012.Here are the eight governor's races most likely to flip in 2014.

Eight governor's races to watch in 2014

csmonitor.com — While Democrats face headwinds in midterm US Senate and House races in November, they head into 2014 governors' races with a political map in their favor.Of the 36 governorships on the line in November, Republicans are defending 22 of them - and nine of those GOP governors' mansions are in states won by President Obama in 2012.Here are the eight governor's races most likely to flip in 2014.

President Obama: three takeaways on the way forward in Iraq (+ video)

csmonitor.com — After presiding over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, President Obama didn't promise a timetable. 'Ultimately there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem,' he told reporters. President Obama on Saturday laid out terms - but no timetable - for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.

President Obama: three takeaways on the way forward in Iraq

csmonitor.com — After presiding over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, President Obama didn't promise a timetable. 'Ultimately there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem,' he told reporters. President Obama on Saturday laid out terms - but no timetable - for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.

Why Eric Cantor is stepping down early (+video)

csmonitor.com — Eric Cantor drew No. 1 in the freshman lottery on his first day in the House in 2001, and he's been at the front of the line ever since - that is, until he lost to economics professor Dave Brat in one of the most implausible primary upsets in House history.

Why Eric Cantor is stepping down early

news.yahoo.com — Eric Cantor drew No. 1 in the freshman lottery on his first day in the House in 2001, and he's been at the front of the line ever since - that is, until he lost to economics professor Dave Brat in one of the most implausible primary upsets in House history.

Congress leaves town: How far can Obama go it alone on border crisis? (+video)

csmonitor.com — With Congress out of town for five weeks, President Obama says that he is forced to go it alone on the border crisis, even with a House lawsuit in the works chiding him for executive overreach. The White House's $3.7 billion emergency request to deal with the child migrant crisis on the US border with Mexico failed to produce a dime.

Why Eric Cantor is stepping down early

csmonitor.com — Eric Cantor drew No. 1 in the freshman lottery on his first day in the House in 2001, and he's been at the front of the line ever since - that is, until he lost to economics professor Dave Brat in one of the most implausible primary upsets in House history.

Congress leaves town: How far can Obama go it alone on border crisis?

csmonitor.com — With Congress out of town for five weeks, President Obama says that he is forced to go it alone on the border crisis, even with a House lawsuit in the works chiding him for executive overreach. The White House's $3.7 billion emergency request to deal with the child migrant crisis on the US border with Mexico failed to produce a dime.

Backstory: The canteen man of the US-Mexico border

csmonitor.com — The Rev. Robin Hoover bounces through the Arizona desert in a white truck that he has turned into his own mobile water-pumping station - a sort of canteen on wheels. The man of the cloth - on this day in Levi's 501 jeans, a khaki vest, and cap - maneuvers the vehicle through a tangle of mesquite, chollas, and prickly pear cactuses toward a blue flag in the distance.
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who gets to decide when a word is taboo? good question. Since when did 'fight' become an unacceptable word? csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder…

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