Pentagon IDs US sailor killed in Iraq

The Pentagon has identified a sailor who was killed Thursday in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq.The sailor was Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, Calif., according to a Pentagon statement Friday.“The entire… More >

The Four Things Hillary Could do to Close the Deal Against Trump By Ted Rall

She’s ahead in the polls by roughly three to four points. Given her opposition, however, Hillary Clinton ought be doing a lot better than that. Consider Clinton’s structural advantages over Donald Trump. More >

Sharp Drop in Views That Candidates Talk About Key Issues

Less than half of Americans say the presidential candidates are talking about the issues they — the people — really care about, a sharp decline from past months. More >

Overnight Open Thread: Texas Police Officer Revives 3 Yr Old Boy After Child Stops Breathing [Video]

Well done, Officer Miller. Via Daily Mail: It’s the situation no parent ever wants to find themselves in – calling 911 after their young child has a seizure and stops breathing. But a Texas couple whose son became unresponsive outside a KFC last week say that a hero police officer saved their son’s life, and […]

It's wrong to suppress the military vote

The New York Times published a profoundly troubling op-ed by an active-duty Army major in which he claims that it is his “professional duty — and that of [his] fellow officers, in all branches — not to vote.”Of course, he can make his own choice… More >

Utah Senate: Lee (R) 57%, Snow (D) 25%

While the presidential race in Utah is unusually close, Republican Senator Mike Lee appears poised to keep his seat against Democratic challenger Misty Snow. A new Heat Street/Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone and online survey of Likely Voters finds Lee, who is running for his second term in the U.S. Senate, picking up 57% of the […]

More K-12 Computer Science Classes Teach Programming/Coding

Compared with a year earlier, more K-12 school principals say their school offers computer science classes teaching programming or coding to create things such as websites, apps or video games. More >

Overnight Open Thread: There Is No Problem That Cannot Be Helped With A Pile Of Puppies…

May we all find that light in the darkness… WATCH: These puppy playmates help offer comfort to chronically ill children — TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 19, 2016 More >

US pledges to do all it can to fight 'grave threat' of nuclear North Korea

U.S. officials are pledging to use all available defensive tools to fight the threat of North Korea’s nuclear program.”The recent dramatic increase in North Korean nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches remind us of the grave threat it poses… More >

Democrats More Confident Their Nominee Will Help in Congress Races

Democrats are nearly twice as likely as Republicans to think their presidential nominee will help congressional candidates in their party. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Hillary Clinton’s candidacy will help most Democratic candidates for Congress. By contrast, only 35% of Likely Republican Voters […]