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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 Says Democratic Senator Dick Durbin ‘Misrepresented’ His Remarks on Immigration

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supported Durbin’s account

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 6:30 am

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says the False Missile Alert Stresses the Need for Urgent Talks With North Korea

President Trump should “sit across the table from Kim Jong Un”

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 4:57 am

President Trump Says DACA Program Is ‘Probably Dead’

Trump tweeted that the “Democrats don’t really want it”

Posted on 14 January 2018 @ 3:32 pm

What If Hawaii’s False Missile Alert Had Been Real? Here’s What Would Happen Next

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alert was the latest reminder of the nuclear threat that North Korea poses to the U.S. amid the rising tensions and war of words between the two nation’s leaders. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” said the emergency system alert pushed to people’s…

Posted on 14 January 2018 @ 4:43 am

Here’s What the Hawaii Missile Alert Looked Like on People’s Phones

“SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Posted on 13 January 2018 @ 8:34 pm

Chris Matthews Apologizes for ‘Bill Cosby Pill’ Joke Before Hillary Clinton Interview

Chris Matthews has issued an apology after a video surfaced in which the MSNBC anchor joked about a “Bill Cosby pill” before interviewing Hillary Clinton in early 2016. “This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines. I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it…

Posted on 13 January 2018 @ 5:01 pm

‘It Will Be Transformational.’ Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work Requirement

The state of Kentucky has become the first to adopt the Trump administration’s new policy of imposing work requirements as a precondition of receiving Medicaid benefits. Consequently, residents of Kentucky who are on Medicaid and considered healthy enough to work, must now comply with certain requirements to receive the health care provided by the government…

Posted on 13 January 2018 @ 3:50 pm

NPR – United States

Trump Campaign Player To Appear Before Congressional Panel

On Tuesday, former chief strategist Steve Bannon testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:28 pm

News Brief: DACA Deal Is Stalled, North Korea Talks

Immigration talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries during a meeting. The U.S. and Canada host talks about North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 10:00 am

Trump Adviser Krikorian Backs Shift To Merit-Based Immigration

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Krikorian, a conservative immigration activist who advocates for stricter immigration limits and a merit-based immigration system.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 10:00 am

Ethics Report On Trump Administration: The Most Unethical Presidency

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Painter, top ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, top ethics lawyer for President Obama. They argue Trump’s administration has been unethical.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 10:00 am

After Several Chaotic Days, Where Does DACA Deal Stand?

Lawmakers and President Trump are returning to town after prospects for an immigration deal dimmed at the end of last week. Congress also faces a Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 10:00 am

The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation’s history?

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 1:59 am

Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, But Spends It At Mar-A-Lago Resort

Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader’s birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.

Posted on 15 January 2018 @ 10:19 pm

Yahoo – United States

Activists hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches

Activists hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day marchesAcross the country, activists, politicians and citizens alike reacted to recent comments made by President Trump during a meeting on immigration that seemed to denigrate Haiti and African nations.


Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 1:56 pm

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump and Kim should talk after false alarm

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump and Kim should talk after false alarmRep. Tulsi Gabbard said President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should enter negotiations before another mistake leads to accidental nuclear war.


Posted on 14 January 2018 @ 6:47 pm

Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'

Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.


Posted on 14 January 2018 @ 4:08 pm

The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)

The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)What's so great about Norway, anyway?


Posted on 12 January 2018 @ 9:22 pm

Trump not racist 'in the traditional sense,' says MLK's nephew at White House

Trump not racist 'in the traditional sense,' says MLK's nephew at White HouseAfter appearing alongside President Trump at a White House event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, said he does not believe the commander in chief is “a racist in the traditional sense.”


Posted on 12 January 2018 @ 8:53 pm

Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers, is dead: A look back

Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers, is dead: A look backKlansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted decades later in the 1964 slayings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, has died in prison at the age of 92. Here's a look back.


Posted on 12 January 2018 @ 8:39 pm

President Trump disputes reports of remarks on Haiti

President Trump disputes reports of remarks on HaitiPresident Trump is disputing multiple reports that he made disparaging remarks about countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on U.S. immigration policy.


Posted on 12 January 2018 @ 3:29 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Assembly to vote on breast density alert bill

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 3:15 pm

Assembly Republicans to announce 2018 priorities

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 3:05 pm

The Latest: Businessman Gronik spends $450,000 on campaign

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 3:05 pm

Democratic candidates report first fundraising reports

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:50 pm

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Florida judge

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:45 pm

Supreme Court won’t take case of ex-NY assembly speaker

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:40 pm

Dayton readies construction wish list for 2018

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:31 pm


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