One day after Moammar Gadhafi's death, Libya is celebrating. But questions persist over exactly how he died — and how to bury him. And the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals are tied in the World Series, 1-1.
President Obama first called on Congress to pass his whole jobs bill. When that failed, he started calling on lawmakers to pass it piece by piece. The measure rejected by the Senate Thursday night was aimed at helping state and local governments avoid laying off teachers and firefighters.
The pitched political battle pitting public workers unions against Republican budget-cutters is in its final stages in Ohio. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 8 that could repeal the law that severely limits collective bargaining in the Buckeye State.
With the economy dominating the political debate, Republican candidates have given little attention to foreign policy in their effort to take on Obama next year. But events in Libya suggest they may need to compete with the president on defense and security issues.
The former Massachusetts governor's current run for the White House hasn't included a big presence in the state. On Thursday, he returned for the first time since the summer, declaring, "I will be here again and again."
At the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, about 600 die-hard Republicans were considering their options. Mitt Romney may be the presumed front-runner, but most activists mention his name as just one possibility. Conservatives continue to look for other options.
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