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The number one enemy among conservatives over the last week or so may not actually be President Barack Obama, despite haranguing about Obamacare and the Islamic State and his handling of Ebola and the usual schtick. Instead, that accolade could arguably go to Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D) who has found herself in the crosshairs of the far right over subpoenas of a handful of pastors in the city.

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A British retailer was selling Halloween costumes on its website on Friday that appeared bullet riddled and blood soaked and were described as "American footballer."

The retailer also offered a similar costume depiction of another icon of Americana, a cheerleader, covered in blood spatter.

The two costumes were sold by the retailer Asda as part of its Halloween costumes for children.

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So far Alison Lundergan Grimes has fared remarkably well against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in conservative-friendly Kentucky during a conservative-friendly year.

But lately there have been signs of trouble for the underdog Democrat, even as she remains upbeat about her chances. Two more of them emerged on Friday.

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New York has been a tough town for President Barack Obama over the past few months.

First, elite New York golf courses reportedly rejected President Barack Obama's request to tee off during Labor Day Weekend. Now, the President says a New York City restaurant rejected his credit card while he was in town for the United Nations General Assembly last month.

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