The Obama administration faces challenges piecing together a new coalition of the willing out of countries very unwilling to send military forces to Iraq, again, to clean up the mess there, again.
- Willing or not, U.S. ground troops may well be on their way to battle ISIS, say Pentagon officials.
- With sentiment on Scottish independence running neck and neck just two days before the vote, tempers are getting frayed and the rhetoric has turned vitriolic. For those who can decipher local accents, that is.
- In Pennsylvania, Eric Matthew Frein is sought in the ambush killing of one state trooper and the wounding of another. He's reportedly been vocal in the past about his desire to kill police and commit mass murder.
- Ukraine is moving to strengthen economic and political relations with Europe—but the country's government may essentially cede control over the eastern part of the country to separatists as part of the deal.
- Political forecaster Nate Silver says Democrats are closing the gap in terms of the odds of controlling the Senate. Well, they have made such a seductively persuasive case for their policies. Stop laughing, you'll hurt yourself.
- Political pundits suspect that Rand Paul may not be a carbon copy of his father—that he may be both a better campaigner and less ideologically hardcore. Nothing gets by that Beltway jungle telegraph.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.