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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

Morning Must Reads: May 28

Republicans espouse free market principles, but one supply-and-demand problem is burning holes in their pockets. With more than a dozen candidates, there’s a bidding—and begging—war for qualified staff, some of whom are taking home as much as $35,000 a month. Meanwhile, as the cover of TIME this week explains, the end of capital punishment is…

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 12:04 pm

George Pataki Enters Presidential Race

Former New York governor faces steep uphill battle

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 11:39 am

Clinton Faces Biggest Threat From Rubio and Paul in New Poll

Republican voters are split on who should be their nominee

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 10:55 am

The Republicans’ Grand Old Pandemonium

A giant 2016 presidential field is upsetting plans of party elders

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:57 am

Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina Shadow Dance In South Carolina

Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina echoed and opposed each other in South Carolina on Wednesday

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 9:50 pm

Rick Santorum’s Role in the Republican Renewal

The 2016 contender came into the public eye during one of his party’s most pivotal moments

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 6:40 pm

Mad Rush to Hire 2016 Campaign Staff Brings Out the Beggars

It is a great time to be an operative in Iowa or New Hampshire

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 4:12 pm

NPR - United States

5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he’s running for president.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 1:09 pm

George Pataki Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Former New York Gov. George Pataki unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday. He’s set to make a formal announcement at an 11 a.m. ET event in New Hampshire.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 12:13 pm

Kentucky’s GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky’s gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party’s electorate voted for other candidates.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:01 am

Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP’s Presidential Nominee

Former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have a tough task ahead of him.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:01 am

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Nebraska’s governor had tried to veto a bill repealing the death penalty but the one-house legislature overrode the veto. Nebraska has executed only three prisoners since the 1950s, the last in 1997.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:01 am

Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she’s trying to win them over.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:00 am

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:00 am

Yahoo - United States

Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president

Former New York governor George Pataki speaks at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)EXETER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican presidential race has another contender.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:32 pm

Putin condemns US over FIFA probe

Vladimir Putin has slammed the arrests of top FIFA delegates in a US probe as an attempt by Washington to oust Sepp Blatter as head of the organisationRussia switched the focus of its tensions with America from Ukraine to the football pitch Thursday with President Vladimir Putin lashing out over the US probe into FIFA. The Kremlin strongman condemned the arrest of seven top FIFA officials, accusing Washington of trying to oust football boss Sepp Blatter after he resisted pressure to stop Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup. "We know about the pressure that has been put on (Blatter) with the aim of banning the holding of the 2018 World Cup in Russia," Putin said in comments released Thursday.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:32 pm

Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping

FILE- In this May 6, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. military leaders are looking for ways to improve and speed up the program to train and equip Iraqi forces, including options to better prepare Sunni tribes to join the fight, Carter said Thursday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:32 pm

FBI says it’s investigating identity theft at IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it’s begun an investigation into the theft of personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an Internal Revenue Service website.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:28 pm

Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, attorney Jonathan Turley talks with reporters in Salt Lake City. Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys urged a skeptical federal judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:26 pm

Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government audit says two Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:01 pm

Former NY Governor Pataki launches 2016 Republican presidential bid

Former New York governor and probable 2016 Republican presidential candidate George Pataki speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New York Governor George Pataki entered the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, positioning himself as a Washington outsider and moderate who won three terms in a heavily Democratic state. Pataki, 69, enters a crowded field that includes a number of staunch conservatives who hope to attract the support from the Republican base of presidential primary voters. In his announcement, Pataki appeared to eye a different audience, reflecting his appeal to Democratic "blue" voters.

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:07 pm

Star Tribune - United States

Cleveland-Justice Department settlement gives civilians influential roles in police department

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:45 pm

FBI investigating identity theft at IRS that has affected more than 100,000 taxpayers

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:35 pm

Lawyer says Detroit-area suburb has agreed to pay $1.4 million to motorist beaten by officer

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:26 pm

Audit finds 2 VA officials acted improperly after employees paid money to attend work party

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 3:05 pm

GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:45 pm

Appeals court rejects Apple’s effort to thwart imposition of e-books antitrust case monitor

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:45 pm

Walker reiterates opposition to vehicle registration fee hike, gas tax increase

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:30 pm

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