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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

Christie Won’t Pledge to Undo Iran Deal

Even though he doesn’t like it.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 8:39 pm

Hillary Clinton Hopeful For Iran Nuclear Deal Next Week

The Democratic frontrunner speaks on a campaign swing through New Hampshire

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:59 pm

Romney to Host Rubio, Christie for July 4th

Two 2016 hopefuls join the 2012 nominee at his vacation home

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 5:24 pm

Hispanic Leaders Say Republican Party Must Condemn Trump

Some Republican candidates are avoiding the issue

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 3:30 pm

Supreme Court Justices Earn Free Trips and More on the Side

Six of the court’s nine members received paid trips to Europe in 2014

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 9:43 pm

Rick Perry Addresses Republicans’ Legacy on Race

“For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win”

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 8:29 pm

Jim Webb Enters 2016 Race Leaning on Foreign Policy

“There is no greater responsibility for our President than the vital role of Commander in Chief”

Posted on 2 July 2015 @ 8:07 pm

NPR - United States

Trump’s Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 9:46 am

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 1:07 pm

Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter’s ‘Full Life’

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 11:52 am

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump’s remarks on Mexican immigrants.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:56 pm

Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week’s GOP announcements.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:28 pm

Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump’s appeal to the state’s voters.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:28 pm

#NPRreads: The ‘Grexit,’ Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

Posted on 3 July 2015 @ 8:20 pm

Yahoo - United States

Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a Jefferson Jackson event hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia in Fairfax, Va. In the months before she began her second bid for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:36 pm

Farmers eager for drones, but most can’t legally fly them

In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals used. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:24 pm

Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of Congress return from July 4 fireworks and parades on July 7, facing a daunting summer workload and a looming deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The government funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop of an intensifying campaign season, with Republicans eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and take back the White House next year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:10 pm

Top US, Iranian diplomats locked in nuclear talks

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are locked in negotiation with just two days left before their latest deadline for a comprehensive nuclear pact.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 11:23 am

Heavy US-led raids on IS Syria ‘capital’ kill dozens

The Euphrates river is seen from the window of a passenger plane as it flies over a dam in Raqa, northern Syria, in 2013A US-led coalition has carried out some of its heaviest air strikes yet on the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital, killing more than 30 people, including six civilians. In Raqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people had been killed in US-led coalition strikes late Saturday and early Sunday. The US-led coalition said the strikes were some of its heaviest since it began carrying out raids against IS in Syria last September.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 9:51 am

Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, center, speaks to the media after voting at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks began voting early Sunday in a closely-watched, closely-contested referendum, which the government pits as a choice over whether to defy the country's creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially accept their terms, but which the opposition and many of the creditors paint as a choice between staying in the euro or leaving it. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in a referendum on their nation's financial future, with opinion polls showing that residents were evenly split on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 9:28 am

Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria’s rich

Clothes for sale are displayed at Alara, a new retail concept store on Victoria Island in LagosTake a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich. The chaotic, cosmopolitan metropolis has largely failed to cater for its mega-rich minority despite a big appetite for high-end shopping and eating in a country that houses 11 of Africa's 50 biggest fortunes, according to Forbes magazine. Nestled in the heart of Lagos, the store does not attract droves of shoppers in a country where the vast majority still lives on less than $2 a day, but it already has its share of discreet regulars who rarely leave the building empty-handed.


Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 6:55 am

Star Tribune - United States

Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) to craft policy ideas for 2016 presidential campaign

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:40 pm

Agricultural use of drones about to take off after being grounded by lack of federal rules

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:36 pm

Congress returns from holiday break facing busy agenda, impending deadline to fund government

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:15 pm

Obama: Freedom is not free, but is paid for by all the men and women of the US military

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 4:50 am

Bush says he takes Trump’s immigration remarks personally, calls them outside GOP mainstream

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:16 am

Presidential candidates campaign in Fourth of July parades in Iowa, New Hampshire

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 11:15 pm

Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures in response to Supreme Court ruling

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 11:10 pm


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