Poll: GOP On Track To Upset Dems In N.Y. Special Election

Democrats may suffer an unlikely blow in next week’s New York special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), according to a recent poll released by Siena College. 

Republican candidate Bob Turner holds a six-point lead over his Democratic counterpart David Weprin, according to the poll. The Queens-and-Brooklyn district has historically been carried by Democrats, but Turner has held his own and has even overcome a six-point disadvantage based on a pool conducted just four weeks ago. 

The poll was conducted between Sept. 6-8 and included 886 likely voters. There is a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 29, 2014

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Argentinian officials head to New York in a bid to prevent the country from defaulting on its sovereign debt for the second time in 12 years.

Senate Republicans Back $659 Million Border Plan, Dismiss Democrat Request

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, July 29, 2014, with (left) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (Photo by James Cullum)

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Pentagon: Russian Forces Continue Movement Along Ukraine Border

Pentagon Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby considers the Russian forces “capable across a wide spectrum of military operations.”

Former Ukrainian Ambassador: Appeasing Putin Is Not The Answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.

White House, EU Ratchet Up Russian Sanctions

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“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.