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Real Clear Politics – United States

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

Anti-Trump Ad Warns Ohio Voters With Mushroom Cloud

A new TV ad evoking one of the most famous political ads in U.S. history is painting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. And it’s not subtle about it. The spot from the Fifty Second Street Fund, a newly formed super PAC targeting Ohio voters, features footage of an atomic…

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:38 am

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Warn of Doom in Dueling Speeches

The Sunshine State was treated to twin apocalyptic visions on Tuesday, when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both warned Florida voters in dark terms that the other candidate threatens the fabric of the nation. As the tone of the presidential campaign has become increasingly contentious, both candidates have raised the stakes, claiming that democracy itself…

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:32 am

Colin Powell Says He’s Voting for Hillary Clinton

The Republican praised his fellow former Secretary of State’s leadership skills

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 11:32 pm

LGBT Group’s Ad Asks How Anyone Can Support Donald Trump

The nation’s largest LGBT rights group on Tuesday began running stinging ads that ask voters who know a gay person how they can possibly vote for Donald Trump. The digital ads, produced by the Human Rights Campaign and featuring a mother who lost her son in the June massacre at a gay dance club in…

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Watch a Crowd Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hillary Clinton One Day Early

“That last debate was like an early birthday present, right?”

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 9:15 pm

Why Evan McMullin Hopes the Mountain West Holds the Future of Conservatism

Utah, Idaho and Wyoming

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 8:06 pm

Millennials Finally Find Something to Love in Harder-Edged Hillary Clinton

It wasn’t the granddaughter stories or celebrity selfies that convinced Mary Alice Kukoski about Hillary Clinton. The first-year college student at the University of Virginia was studying with a friend late last month when she took a break to watch the first presidential debate. There Clinton was, Kukoski recalled, wearing combative red and sparring with…

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 7:52 pm

NPR – United States

We’ve Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

It’s life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that’s been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 9:00 pm

New Hampshire Car Dealership Owner Warms To Trump After Meeting

NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks to Toyota of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dealer Jim Boyle, who he previously spoke to last fall when he was an uncommitted Republican. Boyle says he is now supporting Donald Trump after meeting him face-to-face.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 8:23 pm

Texas Hispanic Republicans Chairman ‘Very Disappointed’ With Trump Campaign

NPR’s Robert Siegel checks back in with Artemio Muniz, chairman of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans in Texas. Back in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Muniz was a self-described “leave it blank” uncommitted delegate because he said he was unsure about who to vote for. At the time, Muniz said he was undecided about Donald Trump.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 8:23 pm

Clinton, Trump Make Closing Arguments With 2 Weeks Until Election Day

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are focusing on their closing arguments to voters in key battleground states with two weeks to go until Election Day.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 8:23 pm

Two Weeks Out: Democrats Have The Edge In The Fight For The Senate

States like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Missouri and North Carolina will be decisive, and they’re all moving Democrats’ way as Republicans are put further on the defensive by Donald Trump.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 7:49 pm

Trump Blasts Obamacare At His Miami Golf Course But Misstates Employees’ Coverage

Donald Trump says steep premium increases on government-run insurance exchanges are a sign that Obamacare is “blowing up.” But he overstated the impact on his own golf course employees.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 6:29 pm

Many ‘Worn Out’ By Campaign, Survey Of Social Media Users Shows

A Pew Research Center survey says most Americans on social media are stressed out by online political interactions — and those feelings appear to be bipartisan.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 6:28 pm

Yahoo – United States

Exclusive: Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

Trump sits for an interview at Trump National Doral golf club in MiamiBy Steve Holland DORAL, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy.

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 1:09 am

Clinton warns against complacency, Trump warns of World War Three

Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in South Broward Area at Broward College-North Campus in Coconut CreekBy Luciana Lopez COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned her supporters on Tuesday against complacency as opinion polls show her holding a clear lead over Republican rival Donald Trump with two weeks left until the Nov. 8 election. Clinton told voters in Florida, one of the battleground states where the election will likely be decided, that Democrats could not afford to relax. Don’t forget, don't get complacent, because we've got to turn people out," she told a rally in Coconut Creek, standing in front of a large sign reading: "Vote Early." Trump also campaigned in Florida on Tuesday.

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 1:03 am

As Trump falters, more Republicans say they’ll block Clinton

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new fundraising email from Ryan’s political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal “our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A new fundraising email from House Speaker Paul Ryan's political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich's signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal "our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary."

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 1:02 am

The Latest: Clinton checks out Adele concert in Miami

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 1:01 am

EU questions budgets of seven eurozone countries

Italy, the eurozone's third biggest economy, is notably forecasting a budget deficit of 2.3 percent of GDP in 2017, partly due to a deadly earthquake in AugustThe European Commission demanded "clarifications" from seven eurozone countries over their draft budgets, expressing particular concern that Italy, Cyprus and Finland are not meeting EU targets. Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Lithuania, whose budgets were flagged for different reasons, have also been sent letters by the EU executive seeking explanations.

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:59 am

Kansas lawmaker’s post says black protester can go ‘home’

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator has criticized a black performer’s public protest by saying in a Facebook posting that she should go back “home.”

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:09 am

Trump, Clinton blitz battleground Florida

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrive to an early vote rally at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida, October 25, 2016White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump staged dueling rallies in the crucial battleground of Florida on Tuesday, blitzing the diverse state as the clock ticks down on the tumultuous presidential race. With two weeks to go before the November 8 election, polls showed Democrat Clinton — who is vying to become America's first female president — dominating nationally and looking for a resounding mandate to govern the bitterly divided country. Early voting began in Florida on Monday, an urgent reminder that candidates have little time left to make their case in the country's third most populous state, one with a wide mix of constituencies, including numerous retirees, Latinos and Bible Belt whites.

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 11:55 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Kansas lawmaker’s post says black protester should go ‘home’

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 1:15 am

The Latest: Judge finds Oregon standoff juror isn’t biased

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:50 am

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:50 am

Clinton readies postelection push on highways, corporate taxes

Infrastructure plan would be high on her agenda.

Posted on 26 October 2016 @ 12:25 am

Missouri candidate accused of sex assault won’t be charged

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Trump, Clinton take leave from the fundraising circuit

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 10:45 pm

The Latest: Pentagon says only 6,500 soldiers in bonus snafu

Posted on 25 October 2016 @ 10:35 pm

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