Brasília (AFP) – Dilma Rousseff is struggling to win re-election in Brazil with an economy that has gone from sizzle to fizzle in her four years in office as the country’s first female president.
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans to step up their support for a potential presidential rival, Scott Walker. First Lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, was campaigning for former state commerce secretary Mary Burke.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
DENVER (AP) — A Republican congressman from Colorado was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama’s military actions in the Middle East by urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign “in a blaze of glory,” a spokesman said Monday. …read more
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are poised to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters. That’s a staggering amount for a single race and a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday. …read more