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Insurance Commissioner urges health reform plans

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits it would offer under federal health care reform.During a meeting with health care officials on Wednesday, Praeger says if Kansas doesn’t pick its own plan for a health insurance exchange, the federal government will make the decision for the

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:43 pm

Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

More than two years after it was signed into law, the most contentious part of Arizona’s landmark immigration legislation is expected to go into effect following a federal court ruling issue late Wednesday.But the U.S. Supreme Court laid a legal minefield that Arizona now must navigate when the critical provision takes effect. The clause, one of

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:40 pm

Biden will head to Ohio’s Appalachian region

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio’s Appalachian region, an area loaded with white, working-class voters that President Barack Obama’s campaign hopes to appeal to in the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention.The Obama campaign has so far announced rallies in Zanesville in eastern Ohio and the southeastern Ohio

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:37 pm

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate for US Senate

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono are facing each other in the first of five general election debates in their race to replace U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.The Senate hopefuls planned to debate for about 90 minutes on Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.The chamber is billing the event as a

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:34 pm

Pine Bluff election in question due to Census data

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the November mayoral election.Redus wants to remain mayor for an additional two years to realign the city’s election cycle, which needs to change because of new U.S. Census data.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( http://is.gd/Y36rVi) that Pine Bluff’s population dropped

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:07 pm

Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters and get them to come out on Election Day.Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:01 pm

Longoria promises ‘no empty chairs’ at convention

Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint Eastwood’s speech to Republicans.Longoria tells NBC’s “Today” there will be no empty chairs.Eastwood gave a bizarre and rambling address last week at the Republican convention, talking to an empty chair as he pretended to converse with

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 2:58 pm

Time – United States

‘I Did Not Collude.’ Read Jared Kushner’s Statement to Congress

The President’s son-in-law said he “had no improper contacts” with foreign officials

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:13 pm

Jared Kushner: I Did Not Collude with Russians at Any Time

Trump’s son-in-law also says Don Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer was “waste of time”

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:23 am

Jared Kushner Heads to Congress in Russia Probe

Kushner will talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday behind closed doors

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:46 am

The White House Says Trump Will Sign a New Russia Sanctions Bill

The measure requires Trump to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing economic penalties against Moscow

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 3:09 am

John McCain Went Hiking With His Daughter Following Cancer Diagnosis

“Amazing hike with Dad this morning,” Meghan McCain tweeted

Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 3:07 pm

Anthony Scaramucci: President Trump Is ‘Thinking About Pardoning Nobody’

He called the investigation into Russia’s election interference “nonsensical”

Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 2:34 pm

Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Package

The bill includes stiff economic penalties against Iran and North Korea

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 8:01 pm

NPR – United States

Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia During 2016 Campaign

Senior adviser Jared Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had “hardly any” contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with senators.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:04 pm

Jared Kushner Will Need To Clear Up Many Questions, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the Trump administration officials who have agreed to be interviewed by senators concerning the Russia probes.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:43 am

Jared Kushner Says ‘I Did Not Collude’ Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had “hardly any” contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:23 am

Morning News Brief: Russia Probes, Louisville Clinic Protests

House and Senate investigations into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign continue. Protests erupt outside Kentucky’s last clinic that performs abortions.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 9:05 am

This Week In Politics: President Trump’s Power To Pardon

Trump’s lawyer says there’s been no talk of pardons — though the president did tweet about his “complete power” to pardon on Saturday. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 9:05 am

Russia Probe: Is The White House Trying To Discredit Mueller?

Trump officials reportedly are looking for conflicts that could be used to discredit Robert Mueller’s probe into campaign ties to Russia. Rachel Martin talks to Benjamin Wittes of the blog Lawfare.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 9:05 am

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018…For Now

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn’t entirely rosy for them. Here’s why.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 9:00 am

Yahoo – United States

Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’

Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’The president tweeted on Sunday that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing "very little to protect" him — and admitted that the ongoing Russia probe, while “phony,” may be “taking hold.”


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 9:10 pm

Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’

Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’Six months after launching that infamous phrase into the cultural and political lexicon, President Trump’s counselor attempted on Sunday to define what she meant.


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 7:49 pm

Scaramucci says Trump still not sure Russia interfered in election

Scaramucci says Trump still not sure Russia interfered in electionThe president’s new communications director spent his first Sunday morning on the job sparring with CNN’s Jake Tapper, telling the “State of the Union“ host that his new boss is still not sure Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 4:56 pm

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.


Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 2:40 pm

Gov. Greg Abbott may be looking beyond Texas, as he runs even farther to the right

Gov. Greg Abbott may be looking beyond Texas, as he runs even farther to the rightTexas Gov. Greg Abbott leads his staff on a neighborhood get-out-the-vote effort in McAllen, Texas, July 15. McALLEN, Texas — It was not yet 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning when the doorbell rang. At first the man inside thought it was some Jehovah’s Witnesses calling, making their usual weekend rounds in his suburban neighborhood here in far south Texas.


Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 9:00 am

Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to press

Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to pressMaybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.


Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 3:39 am

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”


Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 9:20 pm

Star Tribune – United States

The Latest: Kushner got ‘random email’ demanding ransom

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Spokesman: Deputy fired after taking naked photos on duty

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:15 pm

Willmar officers shoot, injure armed man

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:10 pm

Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:06 pm

Motorcade to escort remains of Marine killed in plane crash

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:06 pm

Pentagon identifies remains of NYC Marine killed in WWII

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Police: New Orleans off-duty officer shot in leg

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:00 pm


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