The Hotline’s House Race Rankings: The 30 Districts Most Likely to Change …

The Hotline's House Race Rankings: The 30 Districts Most Likely to Change ... #848 ¬† While the Senate and gubernatorial races are awash in polling data right now, detailed, nonpartisan polls are hard to find in House races. These ratings are based partly on what polls are out there, but also on National Journal‘s cumulative research and reporting on these districts, including financial information, historical data, and information from the campaigns, party committees, outside groups, and activists involved in these races. Continue reading

Hennepin Sheriff’s race pits Stanek against strong contender

Hennepin Sheriff's race pits Stanek against strong contender #322

When Hennepin County voters go to the polls next month, they’ll have to choose to either return a high-profile sheriff to office or side with his experienced challenger.

Sheriff Rich Stanek, first elected in 2006, has met with President Obama and members of the Obama administration about gun violence. He also has received a lot of media attention for his efforts to battle the increase in heroin trafficking and drug overdose deaths. All of that, he said, has paid off for residents of Hennepin County.

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Family affair as Mile House scores at Fontwell

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The victory saw Mile House stretch his record to three wins from four races under rules – the sole defeat coming when he was pulled up at Ffos Las in August.

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Sidestepping cuts, US likely to use ‘war credit card’ to pay for Iraq-Syria action

Sidestepping cuts, US likely to use 'war credit card' to pay for Iraq-Syria action #644

The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

  • The U.S. military is spending as much as $10 million per day on its new air war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a relative pittance compared with the hundreds of millions it spent fighting every day in Afghanistan in 2013.

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  • 50 Nebraska icons

    50 Nebraska icons #551

    Nebraska was the 37th state admitted to the union, so the Journal Star staff compiled a list of 37 icons that represent our state’s people, history and heritage.

    • These locking pliers, developed by Danish immigrant William Petersen and patented in 1924, took a strong hold on the small town of DeWitt. Petersen began production at his blacksmith shop, but by 1928 the company he founded had more than 600 employees. The metal tools were popular additions to toolboxes because they enabled a craftsman to grab a nut or a bolt and hold onto it, leaving his hands free. In 2002 the company was sold by remaining family members, and it closed its doors in 2008. Vise-Grips, although not made in DeWitt anymore, are still sold in almost every hardware store.

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    Army officer completes bucket list with Augusta Ironman

    Army officer completes bucket list with Augusta Ironman #526

    “I’ll be going to Korea for a year, so that’ll be my first assignment and I’m so fortunate to have this opportunity to race this coming Saturday because being in Korea I’m not sure I’ll have that opportunity to go and race Ironman events,” 2nd LT …

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — It was a chance encounter, fueled by the same passion. From there, it became an opportunity.

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