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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

Republican Congressman Uses Audio from Baseball Shooting in Ad

Steve Scabies’s chief of staff said the ad “makes my stomach turn”

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:30 pm

GOP Congressman Blames ‘Female Senators’ for Obamacare Repeal Failure

He singled out “some female senators from the Northeast”

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:25 pm

Here Are 3 Big Ideas From Democrats’ New Agenda

Democrats put forward a mix of populist themes and pragmatic policies Monday as part of a new agenda aimed at winning back Congress in 2018. Called “A Better Deal,” the agenda calls for breaking up corporate monopolies, cutting prescription drug prices and improving U.S. infrastructure, among other policies which will be unveiled in the coming…

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 6:16 pm

‘I Had No Improper Contacts.’ Jared Kushner Speaks After Senate Meeting on Russia

Kushner said he did not collude with Russia

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 5:55 pm

President Trump Was Asked If Jeff Sessions Should Resign. He Rolled His Eyes

Trump called Sessions “beleaguered” in a tweet earlier on Monday

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 5:30 pm

3 Ways Jared Kushner Very Carefully Picked His Words

Kushner was grilled by Congress Monday over Russia

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 4:51 pm

Why President Trump Keeps Criticizing His Own Staff

Morning Must Reads: July 24

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 4:23 pm

NPR – United States

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week, but with multiple bills in play, it’s far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here’s a recap of the options.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:23 pm

Jared Kushner’s Statement To Congress About Russia, Annotated

The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser said Monday he “did not collude with Russia.” NPR journalists annotated Kushner’s full statement about his role in the campaign and contact with Russians.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:49 pm

Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year’s elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:08 pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Help Pregnant Women Enroll In Medicaid

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don’t have to worry about health care costs.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 6:48 pm

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

Yahoo – United States

Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of Congressional shooting in campaign ad

Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of Congressional shooting in campaign adThe campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting targeting GOP congressmen last month.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:10 pm

Jared Kushner and the politics of nepotism

Jared Kushner and the politics of nepotismWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives to speak to the media outside the West Wing on July 24, 2017. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s trusted senior aide and son-in-law, will be questioned Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, following his Monday appearance before its Senate counterpart, in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, a 36-year-old political novice, can justifiably claim to be an “outsider” not steeped in the culture of the nation’s capital.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:25 pm

Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonate

Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonateCongressional Democrats rolled out their message for the 2018 midterm elections Monday, vowing to focus on raising wages and creating jobs as they vie to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate. In a press conference in rural Berryville, Va., top Democrats acknowledged they cannot merely oppose President Trump’s policies if they want to change their momentum after a challenging election cycle. “This is the start of a new party,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He added that “Democrats are unified” around the new series of proposals after years of highly publicized infighting between the progressive and moderate wings of the party.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:08 pm

Kushner speaks after meeting Senate investigators: ‘I did not collude with Russia’

Kushner speaks after meeting Senate investigators: ‘I did not collude with Russia’In rare public remarks, President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser emerged from a closed door meeting with Senate investigators, saying he did nothing wrong.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 5:34 pm

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 4:21 pm

Trump: Sessions is ‘beleaguered’

Trump: Sessions is ‘beleaguered’President Trump described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “beleaguered” Monday, days after suggesting he regretted appointing Sessions to the post.


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 2:23 pm

‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contacts

‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contactsIn a lengthy statement to the congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump's son-in-law says that he has “nothing to hide.”


Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 2:06 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out ‘female senators’

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:20 pm

Dayton appeals ruling on legislative funding veto

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:16 pm

No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Pharmacology profs call drug in Ohio execution ‘unsuitable’

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Fellow cops finish slain New York state trooper’s treehouse

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Attorneys: 2016 California Capitol brawl was ‘mutual combat’

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:50 pm

Appeals court backs wildlife activist in free speech case

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:45 pm


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