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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

Ben Carson to Visit Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The visit is an effort to improve his knowledge on the refugee crisis

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 4:18 pm

Donald Trump Says He Didn’t Mock Journalist With Disability

The Republican presidential candidate had come under fire for appearing to mock a reporter who suffers from a joint condition

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 1:31 pm

Donald Trump Under Fire for Mocking Reporter’s Disability

At a rally, the Republican frontrunner appeared to mock the disability of a New York Times reporter

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 1:51 pm

Obama Signs Defense Bill With Guantanamo Bay Restrictions

The bill includes restrictions that ban moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the U.S.

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 11:45 pm

Obama Reassures U.S. That Thanksgiving Travel Is Safe

Obama says U.S. is safe, but “if you see something, say something”

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 5:52 pm

Donald Trump Encourages People to Spy on Their Neighbors

And then report them to the police

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 5:14 pm

Obama Awards Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand Presidential Medal of Freedom

James Taylor, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Mays, Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan were also among those recognized

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 4:29 pm

NPR - United States

Snapshots 2016: Trump’s Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we’ll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 9:31 pm

Week In Politics: Trump Sticks To His Guns, Carson Heads Out On A Trip

David Brooks of The New York Times and Amy Sullivan of Yahoo News discuss the 2016 presidential race, Francois Hollande’s visit to the White House and Republican threats to shut down the government over a potential climate deal.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 9:31 pm

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 5:09 pm

Americans Don’t Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what’s going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 11:03 am

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America’s Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America’s Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country’s founding is overstated.

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 4:07 pm

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers’ apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 10:08 am

Frustrated With GOP Candidates, Muslims Recall More Welcoming Days

Many Muslim-Americans say the current political climate is worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many Muslims who once voted Republican, say don’t feel like they have a home in that party.

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 10:08 am

Yahoo - United States

South Korean police ban planned anti-government rally

An anti-government protester shelters from a water cannon deployed by riot police in Seoul on November 14, 2015South Korean police on Saturday banned a anti-government demonstration planned in Seoul next week, citing concerns the protest could turn violent, a spokesman said. Police acted under a law allowing them to ban street protests if there is a risk of them turning violent, the spokesman for the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency told AFP. Critics say the conservative government of President Park Geun-Hye, a daughter of the late heavy-handed ruler Park Chung-Hee, is slipping back into past authoritarian rule.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 6:45 am

Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane

A poster reads "Putin, killer!" at a demonstration against Russia on November 27, 2015, in Fatih district in IstanbulMoscow slapped sanctions on Ankara as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to "play with fire". Russia announced it was halting a visa-free regime for Turkish visitors, after threatening a raft of retaliatory economic measures to punish the NATO member state. Tuesday's incident has sent recriminations flying between two rival players in the Syrian war just as countries such as France are pushing for a broader coalition to try to defeat the Islamic State group.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 6:24 am

Football – Terror alert as Etoile, Pirates seek CAF glory

Football - Terror alert as Etoile, Pirates seek CAF glory- Terrorism in Tunisia has forced a kick-off time change and a limited crowd for the CAF Confederation Cup final second leg Sunday between Etoile Sahel and Orlando Pirates from South Africa. Twelve presidential guards were killed by a suicide bomber in Tunis this week, triggering a daily eight-hour curfew in the capital and a nationwide state of emergency. Etoile and Pirates, who drew 1-1 in Soweto last Saturday, meet at the Stade Olympique in Mediterranean resort Sousse, close to where 38 foreign tourists died in a beach massacre last June. …

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 6:23 am

Rugby Union – Traditional Pacific farewell for Lomu draws thousands

Rugby Union - Traditional Pacific farewell for Lomu draws thousands- Thousands of people, some wearing traditional Tongan woven mats, gathered in Auckland on Saturday for a Pacific island farewell for late rugby legend Jonah Lomu.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 6:07 am

Protests as France’s Hollande calls on UK to join Syria campaign

Flags, candles and flowers in Place de la Republique in Paris on November 27, 2015French President Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to back an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, as thousands prepared to march on London Saturday to oppose the plans. Hollande made the appeal after a tribute to the 130 victims of the Paris attacks, during which he vowed to destroy the "army of fanatics" behind the violence that rocked the French capital two weeks ago. "On November 13, a day we will never forget, France was hit at its very heart," Hollande told a sombre commemoration in the Invalides, the 17th-century complex housing Napoleon's tomb on Friday.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 5:44 am

Japan to resume ‘research’ whaling in Antarctic: media

A Bryde's whale ispictured on the deck of a whaling ship during Japan's whale research program in the Western North Pacific in 2013Japan will resume "research" whaling in the Antarctic by the end of March next year, local media reported Saturday, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose. The move came after a one-season suspension of its hunting in the ocean as the United Nations' top legal body judged last year that Japan's whaling there was a fig leaf for a commercial hunt. Japan's fisheries agency has since told the International Whaling Commission that it would resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by cutting annual minke whale catches by two-thirds to 333 this season.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 5:34 am

Paris climate talks by the numbers

French police stand guard in front of the entrance of the COP 21 UN climate conference on November 26, 2015 in Le Bourget, north of ParisThe global climate talks that officially open on Monday in Paris are a massive undertaking both diplomatically and logistically, with some 40,000 visitors expected daily amid heightened security fears.

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 5:05 am

Star Tribune - United States

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 5:20 am

Supreme Court justice issues temporary stay blocking vote count in Native Hawaiian election

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 12:25 am

Legionnaires’ disease bacteria found in Minneapolis VA hospital water; no illnesses reported

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 10:45 pm

Business Highlights

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 9:55 pm

Some questions, answers about shooting of black man by Minneapolis police

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 9:50 pm

NATO say it seeking to reconcile civilian death toll from US air attack on hospital in Kunduz

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 8:56 pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 8:50 pm

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