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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

Meet the Inner Circle of Donald Trump’s Inner Circle

In the final days before inauguration, Donald Trump’s top aides huddled in hushed meetings in New York City and a cookie-cutter federal building near the White House to struggle over a key unsettled question: Who exactly would have access to the new President once he moves into the White House? The businessman turned politician spent…

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:41 pm

Why Donald Trump’s Showmanship Couldn’t Save the Inauguration

On the day Donald Trump tucked the nuclear launch codes into his arsenal and took up residence at the White House, he was unable to lock down the entire spotlight. Trump’s crowds on Friday were dramatically smaller than either of Barack Obama’s inaugural celebrations—so small that Washington’s notoriously fickle subway system actually kept pace. Trump…

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:13 pm

Liberals Plot Revenge as Donald Trump Assumes the Presidency

The fight of David Brock’s life ended on a billionaire’s rooftop overlooking Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was election night around 9:30 p.m., and he was alone after hopping across the city for return-watching parties with wealthy donors, including investor George Soros. Standing high above Sutton Place, Brock got a text from a reporter that…

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:44 pm

What to Know About the Inaugural Balls

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their wives will attend three events

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:26 pm

Donald Trump Held a Very Godly Inauguration

Christianity has been a part of the presidential inauguration since George Washington laid his hand on a Bible for the very first swearing-in. Incoming presidents have invited pastors to give invocations, quoted the Old and New Testaments liberally and gone to prayer services before and after the ceremony. So it was not unusual that Donald…

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:24 pm

Watch the Capitol Get Ready for Donald Trump’s Inauguration in Under a Minute

A 360-degree view

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:09 pm

Donald Trump’s Unprecedented, Divisive Speech

In a rancorous first speech, the new president announces a sharp U-turn in U.S. policy, “America First”

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:34 pm

NPR – United States

Digital Transition Of Power Is Not So Peaceful

As with every new administration, Donald Trump and his team took over the White House website Friday.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:59 pm

First Family Watches Inaugural Parade Along Pennsylvania Avenue

After leading the route, President Trump and his family watched the inaugural parade wind down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:53 pm

The Trump Foreign Policy Doctrine — In 3 Points

When the clock struck noon, the White House website switched over to signify Donald Trump becoming the new president. And on that site, Trump laid out how he would approach the world.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:43 pm

Amid Protests, Donald Trump Takes Oath Of Office To Become President

Donald Trump, the businessman and former star of the TV show, The Apprentice, became the 45th President of the United States on Friday. Supporters and protesters of the new president gathered in Washington, D.C., as Trump took the oath of office and delivered his inaugural address.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:28 pm

Trump Signs Executive Actions Shortly After Inauguration Ceremony

Donald Trump signed executive actions shortly after being sworn in as president on Friday. He signed orders formally nominating his cabinet picks and a proclamation for a national day of patriotism.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:28 pm

Music Rings Through Washington, D.C, During Inauguration Celebrations

Despite the number of musicians who opted not to perform at the inauguration, Washington, D.C., was full of music at the various ceremonies celebrating Donald Trump taking office.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:28 pm

Americans Gather In Washington, D.C., For Inauguration Day

People around the country reacted to President Trump’s inaugural address that he delivered after the swearing in ceremony at the Capitol on Friday.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:28 pm

Yahoo – United States

Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

Police stand near burning limousine during protest against Trump on sidelines of inauguration in Washington, D.C., U.S.,America's political divisions turned violent on Washington's streets during U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, as black-clad anti-establishment activists set fires and clashed with police, while Trump supporters cheered the new chief executive. At one flash point, a protester hurled an object through the passenger window of a police van, which sped away in reverse as demonstrators cheered.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:55 pm

Melee near Trump’s parade route as police, protesters clash

A parked limousine burns during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade. At least 217 people were arrested for rioting while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:52 pm

Trump, now president, vows to put ‘America First’ in nationalist speech

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Striking a defiant tone, Trump said American workers have been devastated by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. "From this day forward it’s going to be only America First,” the Republican told thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to see him take over from Democrat Barack Obama.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:51 pm

Trump backers’ disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes participants during the inaugural parade in WashingtonBy Melissa Fares and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. Some came to hear about changes in America’s world view or a desire for stronger borders. Trump, like President Barack Obama in 2008, tapped into a desire for change and cast himself as a challenger to the Washington establishment.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:45 pm

Senate confirms Trump’s picks for defense, homeland security

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis arrives for church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, on Donald Trump's inauguration day. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:45 pm

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

President Donald Trump smiles with his son Barron as they view the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade for President Donald Trump in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:44 pm

US strike killed over 100 Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria: Pentagon

The air strike occurred Thursday at a training camp in Idlib province that had been operational since 2013, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis saidWashington (AFP) – A US strike has killed more than 100 Al-Qaeda fighters at a training camp in northwestern Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:35 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Senate confirms Trump’s picks for defense, homeland security

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:50 pm

Texas judge cited after allegedly making obscene gesture

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:30 pm

Report: ‘Net neutrality’ foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:22 pm

Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women’s march, peaceful protest

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:06 pm

Trump gets Obama’s house, title _ even his Twitter handle

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:06 pm

New charges for Marine colonel accused of sexual abuse

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:55 pm

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Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:41 pm

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