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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

Mothers of the Movement Make Emotional Plea at Democratic Convention

There was at least one group of Hillary Clinton surrogates who would rather not have taken the stage at the Democratic national convention on Tuesday. The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and other African-American men and women who died at the hands of police, in police custody or from gun…

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:21 am

Read What the Mothers of the Movement Said at the Democratic Convention

‘You don’t stop being a mom when your child dies’

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:06 am

What to Watch on the Second Night

Morning Must Reads: July 26

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:02 am

Elizabeth Banks Mocks Donald Trump’s Entrance at Democratic Convention

‘That was over the top’

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:34 am

Go Inside a Protest at the DNC With This 3D 360-Degree Video

Experience the protest firsthand

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:29 am

Watch Bernie Sanders Nominate Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders moved to make former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the official Democratic nominee by acclamation on Tuesday. At the end of the roll-call vote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Sanders made his way over to the Vermont delegation, his home state, to move that Clinton be named the nominee by…

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:27 am

Hillary Clinton Campaign Begins Selling ‘Madam President’ Buttons

‘A button big enough to match your excitement about the first woman president’

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:07 am

NPR – United States

Hillary Clinton Makes History As She Secures Presidential Nomination

Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic presidential nomination. She becomes the first female presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:06 am

‘Mothers Of The Movement:’ Hillary Clinton Will Say Our Children’s Names’

The women speaking included the mothers of Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin. Former President Bill Clinton will headline later in the evening.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:04 am

Hillary Clinton Set To Become Formal Democratic Nominee For President

Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday night after his wife Hillary Clinton formally becomes the Democratic nominee for president. One open question is how smoothly the nominating process will go.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:24 pm

At The Democratic Convention, An Opportunity For Healing, Or More Disunity

Hillary Clinton is expected to formally become the Democratic nominee for president in Philadelphia on day two of the Democratic convention. Will party disunity continue to dominate the convention floor Tuesday night?

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:24 pm

After A Night Of Jeers And Booing, Sanders Supporters Begin To Consider What’s Next

Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening. Though he’s not the nominee, many of his supporters are in Philadelphia to express their views and frustration.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:24 pm

The Clinton Legacy On Fighting Crime And What Democrats Have Learned From It

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to California Attorney General Kamala Harris at the Democratic National Convention about the Democrats’ positions on Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reform.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:24 pm

The Disconnect Between The Public And Private Hillary Clinton

Friends and associates of Hillary Clinton often describe her as warm and humorous in private, which often clashes with the image the public has of her. Her campaign is trying to change that.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:24 pm

Yahoo – United States

Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

A protester climbs over the fence near the AT&T Station in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:41 am

Nomination fatigue? Elizabeth Banks’ jokes fall flat

Actress Elizabeth Banks speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Tough room, Elizabeth Banks.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:40 am

The Latest: Sanders supporters, police protesters join

Police spray protesters through the fence near the AT&T Station in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:39 am

‘Anything’s possible’ _ Obama points to Russia on DNC hack

'Anything's possible' _ Obama points to Russia on DNC hackWASHINGTON (AP) — Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:20 am

Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage

Rhode Islands delegate Sabina Matos, right, watches a presentation about Mothers of the Movement during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:06 am

Clinton makes history with Democratic nomination for president

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton waves to the crowd after delivering her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally on Roosevelt Island in New York CityBy Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday, coming back from a stinging 2008 defeat in her first White House run and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Center, which erupted in cheers.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:48 am

Venezuela government seeks to ban opposition over recall ‘fraud’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) greets supporters next to First Lady Cilia Flores during a rally in Caracas on June 14, 2016The Venezuelan government asked electoral authorities Tuesday to ban the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro in a recall vote, accusing them of massive fraud. Ratcheting up the tension in a country pushed to the brink of collapse by an economic crisis, Maduro's camp hit back with a vengeance on the same day the opposition was hoping to get a green light to go ahead with its bid to call a recall referendum. "We have just asked for the cancellation of the registration of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), for being involved in the worst vote fraud in the country's history," said Jorge Rodriguez, Maduro's designated aide to monitor the recall process.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:58 pm

Star Tribune – United States

The Latest: Dozens arrested near Minnesota governor’s home

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 1:00 am

Olympic shooters thrust into gun-control debate

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:26 am

US authorities seek warrant for tribal shield in Paris

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:10 am

VIEWER GUIDE: Can Barack Obama top his wife in Philly?

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:05 am

Wisconsin officer had on-duty sex nearly 100 times

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:46 pm

French official visits Mississippi to back union at Nissan

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:06 pm

Democrats formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:06 pm

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