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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

How Psychology Made the Brexit Vote Inevitable

The U.K.’s vote to leave the E.U. was as much an emotional decision as a political one

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:16 pm

How the Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Will Affect 3 Families

When Ezzie Dominguez heard about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on immigration, her first thought was how to tell her husband. Dominguez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, but she became an American citizen shortly after immigrating in 1993. Her husband, however, is not a citizen. When President Obama announced a plan in 2014 to provide…

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:25 pm

What Brexit Means for the U.S. Election

‘This wasn’t a one-day episode. These feelings are real’

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 8:55 pm

Read President Obama’s Remarks on ‘Brexit’ and Globalization

He spoke Friday at a summit on global entrepreneurship

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 7:49 pm

President Obama on Brexit: U.S. and U.K. ‘Special Relationship’ Won’t Change

“One thing that will not change is the special relationship between our two countries”

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:36 pm

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Push for a Position in Hillary Clinton’s Administration

Sanders talked on CNN’s New Day

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 5:18 pm

President Obama Designates Stonewall as National Monument

It is the first national monument dedicated to LGBT rights

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 4:50 pm

NPR – United States

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:04 pm

U.S. Leaders Divided Over United Kingdom’s Vote To Exit EU

President Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. But Clinton opponent Donald Trump hailed the vote to leave the EU, drawing parallels with the U.S. presidential campaign.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 8:33 pm

Week In Politics: Brexit, House Democrats’ Sit-In Over Gun Control

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland and House Democrats’ sit-in over gun control.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 8:33 pm

U.K.’s ‘History-Changing’ EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC’s Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:39 pm

A Less-United Kingdom: ‘Brexit’ Vote Revives Talk Of U.K. Breakup

The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, 52 percent to 48 percent. But Scotland and Northern Ireland were in favor of staying — renewing talk about Irish unification and Scottish independence.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 5:32 pm

Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the National Park System specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 4:19 pm

Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)

Sanders said Friday morning he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November because beating Donald Trump is most important. But he said he’s focused on the Democratic Party platform.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 3:12 pm

Yahoo – United States

Kansas legislators wrestle with court mandate on schools

Kansas House Appropriations Chairman Ron Ryckman Jr., R-Olathe, answers questions from reporters about education funding, Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Ryckman and other GOP leaders are trying to draft a plan to satisfy a recent state Supreme Court mandate. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans rewrote an education funding plan to gain broad support in the Kansas Legislature, satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state may shut down.


Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:25 pm

US Rep. Duckworth settles workplace retaliation lawsuit

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November’s most competitive Senate races.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:21 pm

Venezuela opposition: Enough signatures for recall vote on Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on May 17, 2016Opposition leaders in Venezuela said Friday they have finished authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have met the threshold needed for a referendum on removing him from office. "The number of signatures has clearly exceeded the minimum needed," said Vicente Bello, coordinator for the referendum effort. Already used to queuing for hours to buy food in an economic crisis, this week they lined up at electoral offices for a sometime frustrating process.


Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:07 pm

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local):

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:05 pm

Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party’s platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:37 pm

Obama tries to limit fallout from British EU exit vote

U.S. President Barack Obama deliver a statement on today's ruling on immigration from the Supreme Court at the Brady Press Briefing room in the White House, Washington U.S.By Roberta Rampton PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday tried to limit the fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which threatens to harm the U.S. economic recovery, derail his trade agenda and distract U.S. allies from global security issues. Obama, who had argued passionately against Britain leaving the EU in a trip to the country this year, vowed that Washington would still maintain both its "special relationship" with London and close ties to Brussels.


Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:29 pm

Swiss-based IT worker at Panama Papers firm released

Panama-based Mossack Fonseca has lodged criminal complaints in several countries against people it suspects of being involved in last year's leak of a massive trove of documents on offshore companiesThe identity of the man who worked at the Geneva offices of Mossack Fonseca has been withheld. Panama-based Mossack Fonseca has lodged criminal complaints in several countries against people it suspects of being involved in last year's leak of a massive trove of documents on offshore companies. News of the arrest in Switzerland was first given by the local newspaper Le Temps.


Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:56 pm

Star Tribune – United States

US Rep. Duckworth settles workplace retaliation lawsuit

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:25 pm

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:10 pm

Texas city council votes to oust library cat

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Louisiana officials praise mother arrested for whipping sons

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:50 pm

AFL-CIO leader vows union support for Bullock, Juneau

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:40 pm

Business Highlights

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:15 pm

Defense Department says Air Force Academy lax in reporting

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:50 pm


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