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November 1, 2018 7:57 PM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker calls Obama the ‘biggest liar of the world’

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker (left) on Thursday called former President Barack Obama (right) “the biggest liar of the world.” (Reuters) Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called Barack Obama “the biggest liar of the world,” in reference to the former Democratic president’s infamous claim that people could keep their health care plans 165

November 1, 2018 11:55 AM Countdown to the midterms: 5 days out

He once gave CNN the finger. Last night, he apologized. The second and final debate in the hotly contested Georgia governor's race is on ice. For now, at least, Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams will not meet again as planned on Sunday night, less than 48 hours out from Election Day. Trump is going to Georgia to stump for Kemp, the GOP secretary 93

November 1, 2018 12:18 AM Brazil's Bolsonaro taps astronaut, courts judge for cabinet

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro set about staffing his new administration on Wednesday, naming an astronaut as science minister while a top anti-corruption judge mulled a job offer. Bolsonaro won the presidential race on Sunday, easily overcoming his leftist opponent with a vow to kneecap violent drug gangs 93

October 30, 2018 10:38 PM Jerusalem mayoral race could require runoff: Israeli media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The race for mayor of Jerusalem was too close to call late on Tuesday and could require a runoff after no single candidate won enough votes to clinch victory, Israeli media reported. Israel held municipal elections nationwide, with much attention on the race in Jerusalem, where the country’s religious and political divides are often 88

October 30, 2018 3:51 PM New York City Marathon 2018: Race coverage, TV listings, schedule and analysis

From 55 runners in 1970, the New York City Marathon has grown to more than 50,000 runners (and 98,000 applicants) in 2017. This year, the race will feature a dominant set of runners from the United States in the women's field -- including 2017 champion Shalane Flanagan, 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden and Molly Huddle -- while the men's side includes 91

October 29, 2018 3:27 PM Jimmie Johnson signs two-year sponsorship deal with Ally Financial

Jimmie Johnson, center, poses with owner Rick Hendrick, left, and Ally Financial CEO Jeffery Brown, right. (AP) Jimmie Johnson had a rough 2018 season, missing out on the NASCAR playoffs and losing longtime sponsor Lowe’s for next year, but he’s found a literal ally to help him get back on track. Ally Financial announced on Sunday that it signed a two-season 148

October 28, 2018 12:34 PM Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treaty

PRAGUE (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary said on Sunday that the United States was in consultation with its European allies on an arms control treaty, as NATO members urge Washington to try to bring Russia back into compliance with the pact rather than quit it. President Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range 102

October 28, 2018 12:40 AM LeBron James wears 'Beto for Senate' hat before Lakers game in San Antonio

LeBron James, as he has shown time and again through civic engagement off the court, will not “shut up and dribble.” On Saturday, the new Lakers superstar wore a “Beto for Senate” hat when making his entrance in San Antonio. Beto O’Rourke is running against Ted Cruz for a Senate seat, a hotly contested race in Texas that could contribute to Democrats 125

October 27, 2018 7:06 AM Mattis says in close contact with European allies on INF treaty

MANAMA (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the United States was in close contact with allies in Europe about the INF treaty and its implications for the region. “We are in close collaboration with our European allies... and we will continue to collaborate very closely with the treaty and its implications for European 75

October 26, 2018 6:11 PM A GOP Lawmaker’s Battle to Turn Growth and Jobs Into Votes

Hard-hit Illinois House district has bounced back but both parties in close race are dueling over how to make prosperity stick GRANITE CITY, Ill.—Donald Trump’s economic agenda will be in the spotlight when he visits southern Illinois on Saturday to campaign with local Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost. A U.S. Steel Corp. plant has reopened here, and the economy 115