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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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Posed With a ‘Vulnerable’ Shark He Caught and People Are Mad

A conservation group categorizes the thresher shark as “vulnerable”

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:26 pm

Voter Registration Databases in Arizona and Illinois Were Breached, FBI Says

It’s unclear who targeted the databses

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:22 pm

Majority of Voters Want Donald Trump to Release Tax Returns: Poll

Hillary Clinton already has

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:14 pm

Why the Generic EpiPen Still Doesn’t Solve the Problem

It’s the oldest negotiating trick in the book: If you come off the starting block with an outlandish offer, any capitulation feels comparatively reasonable. After raising the list price of EpiPen, the life-saving severe allergy medication and application device, by 500% in the last ten years—from $100 for a two-pack in 2007 to more than…

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 3:45 pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Trade Jabs Over Their Health

Clinton pokes at Trump’s doctor while Trump calls for release of detailed records

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:17 pm

How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates

Morning Must Reads: August 29

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:13 pm

Donald Trump to Focus on Immigration, Reach Out to Black Voters Ahead of Labor Day

After talking about “softening” his approach

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:51 am

NPR – United States

Huma Abedin To Separate From Anthony Weiner After New Sexting Allegations

The longtime Hillary Clinton adviser said she made the decision “after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage.”

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:38 pm

In Largest Ad Buy Yet, Trump Campaign Paints Clinton As Job-Killing

The $10 million television ad buy is targeting five new battleground states, bringing the total for the Trump campaign to nine.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:15 pm

Politics In The News: Trump On Immigration; Clinton’s Emails

For the latest in political news, Renee Montagne talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 9:00 am

For Some Trump Loyalists, It’s Personality Over Policy

At the opening of a new Trump campaign office in Nevada, Donald Trump’s supporters say they’ll vote for him regardless of whether they agree with everything he says.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 8:58 am

Colin Kaepernick Is Just The Latest Athlete To Make A Strong Political Statement

Newly retired New York Times columnist Bill Rhoden discusses NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem and past political activism by athletes.

Posted on 28 August 2016 @ 9:10 pm

Impeachment Trial Begins For Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

The impeachment trial for suspended president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has begun. She is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday.

Posted on 28 August 2016 @ 9:10 pm

Since 2012, The Economy Has Changed — And So Has The Conversation

Since the last presidential election, a growing economy has sent the unemployment rate plunging. That improvement has changed the political conversation, but it hasn’t stopped worries about wages.

Posted on 28 August 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Yahoo – United States

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

FILE- In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston. LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic. The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick, Maine, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican leaders in Maine are calling for a closed-door meeting with GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who sparked outrage last week by leaving an obscenity-laced voicemail for a Democratic legislator and threatening violence.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:31 pm

US will meet target of 10,000 Syrian refugees today

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the United States on Monday will meet President Barack Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees during the current fiscal year.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Republicans ask Clinton Foundation to produce correspondence

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with her husband Bill Clinton after accepting the nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaThe Republican National Committee asked the charity of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's family on Monday to produce all correspondence its staff had with the U.S. State Department while Clinton served as America's most senior diplomat. Clinton's campaign to win the Nov. 8 presidential election has been dogged by criticism that donors to the Clinton Foundation may have expected special favors from the U.S. government in return. "The Clinton Foundation can play a vital role in filling important gaps in the public record by demonstrating its commitment to transparency and making public all correspondence its officials had with the State Department during Secretary Clinton's tenure," Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, said in a letter to the foundation's president, Donna Shalala.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:18 pm

FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems

A padlock is displayed at the Alert Logic booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las VegasBy Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. The FBI warning in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the agency's Cyber Division did not identify the intruders or the two states targeted.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:13 pm

US to meet goal of admitting 10,000 Syria refugees ahead of time

Human rights activists and people from the Muslim community display placards during a demonstration in New York on December 10, 2015, in solidarity for Syrian and Iraqi refugeesWashington (AFP) – The United States said it would welcome its 10,000th Syrian refugee of this fiscal year on Monday, meeting a controversial target amount more than a month ahead of schedule.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:58 pm

Zimbabwe protest leader denied bail amid rising dissent

Zimbabwe's opposition supporters set up a burning barricade as they clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms on August 26, 2016 in Harare, ZimbabweA leader behind a spate of recent anti-government demonstrations in Zimbabwe was on Monday denied bail when he appeared in court on public violence charges ahead of fresh protests due this week. Promise Mkwananzi, the 31-year-old leader of the #Tajamuka ("We are agitated") movement, was among 70 activists and bystanders arrested in the capital Harare last Friday, when people took to the streets demanding electoral reforms ahead of the 2018 vote. Magistrate Tendai Mahwe said Mkhwananzi was "facing serious charges", before denying him bail.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:52 pm

U.S. Department of Homeland Security evaluating use of private prison companies

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prison companies.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:51 pm

Star Tribune – United States

US will meet target of 10,000 Syrian refugees today

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:35 pm

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:35 pm

Officer shot by deputies in previous standoff found dead

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Government forecast: 600K commercial drones within the year

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Police: officer, 2nd person in hospital after shots fired

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:25 pm

Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:10 pm

NY governor reels in shark, catches conservationists’ wrath

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 5:05 pm

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