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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

Democrats Move to Divide Donald Trump From GOP on Coal and Steel

Democrats spied an early opportunity this week to divide President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans on two sleeper issues, previewing a tactic the party could use next year to broaden its popular appeal. Before floor debates in the Senate on Tuesday, Democrats called for long-term funding for retired coal miners’ health benefits and making permanent…

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:23 am

Read the Full Transcript of President Obama’s National Security Speech

The president touted victories against al Qaeda and strategies for taking on ISIS

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:50 pm

The Jury’s Out on Obama’s Terror Fight

His claim of success could collapse if there’s another 9/11-scale attack

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:46 pm

President Obama: Stigmatizing Muslims ‘Feeds the Terrorist Narrative’

“We are a nation that—at our best—has been defined by hope, and not fear”

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:33 pm

Chris Christie’s Low Approval Rating Just Broke an All-Time Record

He has the lowest approval rating for any state governor in more than 20 years

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:53 pm

These Were the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Tweets Everyone Shared the Most This Year

See who holds the retweet record

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:36 pm

Republican Elector from Texas Refuses to Cast Vote for Donald Trump

“Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country”

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:27 pm

NPR – United States

Trump Touts Military Strength In N.C. On Second Stop Of ‘Thank You’ Tour

The president-elect also formally introduced retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his pick to lead the Defense Department. Congress is also moving to fast-track a waiver he needs to be confirmed.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:26 am

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes ‘Pizzagate’ Fictions

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 12:49 am

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they’re so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Protesters Fear Trump Could Reverse Dakota Access Pipeline Decision

A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what’s next for the pipeline.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Republicans Hope To Hold Senate Seat In Louisiana Runoff Election

Election 2016 isn’t quite over yet. Louisiana voters will soon pick a new senator, and Republicans are trying hard to make sure they hold onto the seat.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

President Obama has some six weeks left in office, and Republicans are worried his administration will be issuing regulations up until the very end.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Yahoo – United States

Syria army takes all of Aleppo Old City: monitor

Smoke billows near Aleppo's historic citadel during fighting between Syrian regime forces and rebel fighters, on December 3, 2016Syrian government forces control all of Aleppo's historic Old City after rebel fighters withdrew in the face of army advances overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday. The army and allied forces hold more than 75 percent of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012, three weeks into their operation to capture all of the second city. The Observatory said rebels had withdrawn from the last parts of the Old City under their control overnight after the army seized the neighbouring districts of Bab al-Hadid and Aqyul.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:09 am

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, supporters of President-elect Donald Trump cheer during as they watch election returns during an election night rally in New York. Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month’s election. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:08 am

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser for President-elect Donald Trump, right, watches as Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security adviser, center, takes a selfie with Sukhwinder Sangha of Vancouver, Canada, left, at Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:07 am

With Clinton’s loss, Washington groups seek new missions

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but two Washington groups that had been focused squarely on Hillary Clinton now have something in common: preserving their very existence.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:07 am

Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State

President-elect Donald Trump greets retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, left, as he announces him as his Defense Secretary at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump promised to "heal our divisions and unify our country" as he prepares to meet with some of the victims of last week's car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:06 am

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:06 am

Small October rebound for German industrial production

Construction saw an increase of 1.7% in Germany in October 2016 compared with the previous month, according to official dataIndustrial production in Germany picked up slightly in October after a sharper-than-expected fall the month before, official data showed on Wednesday. Europe's largest economy saw industrial firms increase output by 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, correcting for price, seasonal and calendar effects, according to federal statistics authority Destatis. "Industrial production has made a halting start into the fourth quarter.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 7:47 am

Star Tribune – United States

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:15 am

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:11 am

With Clinton’s loss, Washington groups seek new missions

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:11 am

Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:10 am

Lawmakers wrapping up work, eyeing the exits

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:10 am

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:10 am

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:05 am


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