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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

President Trump Is Officially Dissolving His Charitable Foundation

Trump appears to be making good on a promise he made nearly a year ago

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:07 am

U.S. Is Ending Temporary Residence Permits for Nearly 60,000 Haitians

U.S. officials said conditions in Haiti have significantly improved since the 2010 earthquake

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 12:57 am

White House Says Trump Doesn’t Really Think He Should Have Left the UCLA Players in Jail

He tweeted that sentiment on Sunday

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:40 pm

Meet Drumstick and Wishbone, the White House Turkeys Vying for President Trump’s Thanksgiving Pardon

Drumstick and Wishbone are getting the presidential treatment

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:33 pm

Here’s How Every Trump Policy Proposal Plays Out

Step 1: Make big promises

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:24 pm

New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Has Been Suspended Amid Harassment Allegations

One of Thrush’s former Politico colleagues wrote about several incidents

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:45 pm

President Trump Declares North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror

Trump said the long overdue designation will impose further penalties on the country

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:10 pm

NPR – United States

Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:43 pm

Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Janet Yellen says she’ll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:15 pm

Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:27 pm

The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:27 pm

Democrats Lack Votes To Block Trump’s Federal Judge Nominees

Two more of President Trump’s nominees for important federal judge spots will have hearings this week. This comes as Republicans are putting the American Bar Association rating process under scrutiny.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:27 pm

Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group’s Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:27 pm

New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it’s the latest example of Donald Trump’s businesses cashing in on his office.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:49 pm

Yahoo – United States

Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsor

Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsorTrump said the designation would trigger “further sanctions and penalties” and that it “supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”


Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:46 pm

Roy Moore accuser: 'I wonder how many me's he doesn't know'

Roy Moore accuser: 'I wonder how many me's he doesn't know'Leigh Corfman, the first woman to accuse Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault, elaborated on the alleged encounter on NBC’s “Today” show Monday.


Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 3:48 pm

Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counterprotest

Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counterprotestA few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.


Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 11:30 pm

Trump: 'Hillary, get on with your life'

Trump: 'Hillary, get on with your life'President Trump attacks Hillary Clinton again after she questions the "legitimacy" of his win.


Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 2:26 pm

Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'

Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.


Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 2:21 am

Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of Clinton

Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of ClintonFederal officials have serious questions about the credibility of a key witness in congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One sale.


Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 8:36 pm

White House says decision to lift ban on elephant hunting trophies from Africa has not been 'finalized'

White House says decision to lift ban on elephant hunting trophies from Africa has not been 'finalized'A U.S. ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from two countries in Africa is set to expire Friday, but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the move is not “final.”


Posted on 16 November 2017 @ 10:51 pm

Star Tribune – United States

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:19 am

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:09 am

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:05 am

Air Force training jet crashes in West Texas

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:05 am

More than $98 million in community policing grants awarded

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:05 am

Lawsuit against Hastert alleging sexual assault dismissed

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 12:15 am

Rates on short-term Treasury bills rose at weekly auction

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 12:00 am


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