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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

New DNC Chair Tom Perez Pledges to Repair and Unite Democratic Party

“We lead with our values and we lead with our actions”

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:57 pm

President Trump’s First Dinner Out in D.C. Was at His Own Hotel

He dined with his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 2:46 pm

President Trump Announces He’ll Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Trump’s tweet ends months of will-he, won’t-he speculation about his attendance

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 11:23 pm

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Voted National Democratic Party Chairman

Perez is the first Latino to hold the post

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 6:11 pm

French President Hollande Hits Back at President Trump’s Paris Comments

“There is terrorism and we must fight it together”

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 2:26 pm

The FBI Talked to the White House About Its Russia Probe. That Was Probably Against the Rules

Calls for investigation from Congress

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:20 am

White House Bars Certain News Outlets from Daily Briefing After Trump Attack

White House Correspondents’ Association files protest

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 11:08 pm

NPR – United States

Across The Divide, Identity Politics Unites The Base At Both CPAC And DNC

In very different ways, immigration and Islam were highlights at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the vote for a new Democratic National Committee chairman.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:52 pm

Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

Actors and agents were involved in teach-ins and rallies in the past week to oppose President Trump. Award shows and other events have been peppered with political opposition as well.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 1:12 pm

David Axelrod On Tom Perez And The Future Of The Democratic Party

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been elected DNC Chair. David Axelrod, formerly President Obama’s senior adviser, tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro what this means for the future of the party.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 1:12 pm

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Elected To Lead Democrats

The DNC has a new chair — former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Party members voted in Atlanta on Saturday. Now the hard work of rebuilding the party begins.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 1:12 pm

Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 11:04 am

LGBTQ Advocates Fear ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills Moving Forward In States

The Trump administration hasn’t taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 10:46 am

Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year’s dinner. He’ll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 1:01 am

Yahoo – United States

Colorado governor, once opposed, is softening his stance on legal pot

Colorado governor, once opposed, is softening his stance on legal potIn the four years since Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. John Hickenlooper — who originally opposed the referendum — hasn’t seen the negative effects he feared. “You know, at first, I opposed it,” Hickenlooper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Since then, Hickenlooper, the former Denver mayor and brewery owner, has softened his stance on weed.


Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair

Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chairATLANTA — Tom Perez was elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday afternoon, putting an end to a contentious four-month election that divided the battered party’s liberal and centrist wings along similar lines as last year’s presidential primary race. Perez, seen as the more establishment choice, immediately tapped his chief rival, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as his deputy. After Perez’s win was announced, a handful of hardcore Ellison supporters chanted “Party to the people” in protest, drowning out the party leaders.


Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 8:22 pm

‘30 Rock’ star Judah Friedlander hits NYC immigration protests

‘30 Rock’ star Judah Friedlander hits NYC immigration protestsJudah Friedlander attends the premiere of the documentary “Michael Moore In TrumpLand” at the IFC Center on Oct. 18, 2016, in New York City. In the weeks since last month’s inauguration, critics of President Trump have turned out by the thousands to protest his policies in cities across the country. Among them is comedian and former “30 Rock” star Judah Friedlander, whose signature trucker hat, messy hair and oversize glasses have become a fixture at recent rallies in New York City.


Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Nigel Farage, the man behind Brexit, says he’ll be ‘useful’ to Trump

Nigel Farage, the man behind Brexit, says he’ll be ‘useful’ to TrumpNigel Farage, the fiery advocate of the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom, tells Yahoo News he is expecting to play “quite a useful role” for the Trump administration — as a salesman for the White House agenda to British and European audiences. “When ISIS says they will use the refugee crisis to flood our country with their terrorists, we ought to take that seriously,” Farage said.


Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 11:47 pm

Donna Brazile’s emotional farewell to DNC: ‘We came up short. I will not sugarcoat it.’

Donna Brazile’s emotional farewell to DNC: ‘We came up short. I will not sugarcoat it.’Party leaders sought to inspire hundreds of delegates at the annual winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, trying out different messages for the party going forward, after its staggering losses in 2016. Saturday morning, the DNC will vote on its next chair, and there’s currently a close race between former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota. Donna Brazile, who took over as interim DNC chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ouster last July, launched into an emotional defense of the party and urged delegates to be unified.


Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 11:09 pm

What, no zombies? At conservative confab, NRA’s LaPierre lists threats to civilization, starting with the media

What, no zombies? At conservative confab, NRA’s LaPierre lists threats to civilization, starting with the mediaWhat do the mainstream media, liberal protesters, violent criminals, Mexican drug cartels and potential terrorists have in common? LaPierre painted a grim picture of the current political climate during the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Friday.


Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 8:27 pm

Paris mayor hits back after Trump calls her city unsafe

Paris mayor hits back after Trump calls her city unsafeParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo had an amusing response to how President Trump characterized the French capital during a Friday speech.


Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 7:55 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Report: Hotel near Mount Rushmore faces more problems

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Officials: Trump isn’t cutting Medicare, Social Security

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:40 pm

Lawmakers push for hemp comeback in Wisconsin

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:40 pm

Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Naming airport after Clintons doesn’t fly with GOP lawmaker

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:55 pm

Air Force officer’s sexual assault sentence called lenient

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:40 pm

9 drown as boat capsizes in India

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 5:35 pm


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