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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

The Story Behind Hillary Clinton’s Epic Group Selfie

“Selfies gone wild,” says Barbara Kinney, Hillary Clinton’s official photographer

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 7:35 pm

A Year on the Campaign Trail With Donald Trump

Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 4:54 pm

For National Voter Registration Day, Here’s How Registering to Vote Became a Thing

A process that has long caused controversy

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 4:00 pm

What To Watch At the Debate

Morning Must Reads: September 26

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 3:05 pm

Watch Live: The Presidential Debate Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

After months sniping at each other from a safe distance, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are finally set to face off on the same stage for the first time Monday in their heated race for the White House. The first presidential debate of the general election season is shaping up to be one of the…

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 2:07 pm

New Google Doodle Wants to Help Get You Registered to Vote

Searching “how to vote” offers step-by-step instructions for each state

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 2:02 pm

Trump Campaign Manager: He Didn’t Lie About Lester Holt Because He Didn’t Know the Facts

When Donald Trump called the debate moderator a Democrat. He’s actually a registered Republican

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 1:42 pm

NPR – United States

Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it’s an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 7:41 pm

4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

Which Donald Trump will show up? That’s one of several unknowns that will determine the outcome of tonight’s debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 10:00 am

Obama To Discuss Controversial Pipeline With Tribal Leaders

The federal decision to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to have consultation with the tribes may mark a turning point in relationships with tribes over infrastructure projects.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:57 am

Divided States: Ga. Farmer And Trump Backer Looks Forward To The Debate

Jon Jackson, 40, is new to farming — he served 11 years with the Army Rangers. Jackson knows it’s unusual for an African-American to support Trump, and says some of his friends give him a hard time.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:57 am

Divided States: Female Business Owner In Georgia Favors Clinton

Tonya Hicks, who owns an electrical contracting company in Atlanta, plans to vote for Hillary Clinton next month. Her business boomed in the early 2000s, crashed in the recession and is now hiring.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:57 am

Politics In The News: First Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate at Hofstra University is just hours away. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg for a preview.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:57 am

Divided States: ‘I’m Ready To Vote For Hillary,’ Suzanne Menarcine Says

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their first presidential debate Monday night. Steve Inskeep is in the swing state of Georgia, and talks to Suzanne Menarcine about why she favors Clinton.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:57 am

Yahoo – United States

Colombia, FARC to sign historic peace deal

People gather at Bogota's Bolivar main square on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARCColombia's government and the leftist FARC rebels prepared to sign a peace accord Monday to end a half-century civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. A solemn ceremony on the Caribbean coast witnessed by international dignitaries will set the seal on a four-year process to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. "Today we are experiencing the happiness of a new dawn for Colombia," President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.


Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:34 pm

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government investigators were expected in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday to look into an employee’s claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:31 pm

The Latest: McCarthy says as Trump improves, so does GOP

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Miami. The 2016 campaign for president reaches what may be a decisive milestone: the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is an analytical reader that should largely stand until mid-afternoon, with updates on merits in the event of breaking news. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday at Hofstra University (all times EDT):


Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Mexicans prefer Clinton to Donald Trump, poll shows

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New YorkThe poll, conducted by Consulta Mitofsky and released last week, showed that 2.9 percent of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of Trump, compared to 30.4 percent for Clinton. The poll comes almost a month after a meeting between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City sparked outrage across the country and led to the resignation of Luis Videgaray as finance minister.


Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:27 pm

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks to reporters outside VA Headquarters in Washington. More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.


Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:16 pm

Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:13 pm

LePage’s documents don’t back up claims on blacks, Hispanics

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday released his informal documentation on drug arrests and they don’t back up his claim that out-of-state blacks and Hispanics account for “90-plus percent” of Maine’s trafficking arrests for heroin and similar drugs.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:07 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Alton Sterling’s family wants swift federal investigation

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:35 pm

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:35 pm

Expelled state lawmaker escorted from UT football game

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:15 pm

Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:15 pm

Sex offender selling Nazi flag is booted from county fair

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:15 pm

Body camera use questioned in fatal shootings in Charlotte

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:10 pm

Lawmakers’ report finds crowded Airbnb rentals in New York

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 8:05 pm


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