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Real Clear Politics – United States

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

Joe Biden Urges Cornell Graduates to Stop ‘Living in Your Screens’

He also addressed the White House administration without referencing President Trump by name

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 8:51 pm

Report: Jared Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

The intent was to connect Michael Flynn with Russian military leaders, the report says

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 7:02 pm

President Trump Calls His First Trip Abroad a ‘Home Run’

Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to U.S. troops in Sicily

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 4:38 pm

White House Refuses to Address Reports That Jared Kushner Wanted Secret Line With Russia

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. During the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City, Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities…

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 2:12 pm

Group of 7 Meeting Ends Without Agreement on Climate Change

Climate and trade were sticking points at the two-day summit in Taormina, Sicily

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 1:45 pm

House Republicans Aim to Roll Back Wall Street Regulations

House Republicans are preparing to vote on a new bill that would roll back many of the Wall Street regulations passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The bill, which is called the Financial CHOICE Act and would gut the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation, passed the House Finance Committee earlier this month without any Democratic…

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Report: Russian Ambassador Said Jared Kushner Wanted Secret Communications Channel With Kremlin

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was reportedly “taken aback” by the suggestion.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 2:44 am

NPR – United States

As Trump Lifestyle Takes Toll On Secret Service, Lawmakers Try To Give Extra Support

A House committee has approved a measure allowing the Service to spend more to protect the president’s many homes, and Trump’s proposed budget would increase the number of agents.

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 11:00 am

What Happens When Journalism Gets Physical

NPR’s Michel Martin talks with reporter Michelle Fields, who was working at a Florida campaign rally last year when she was grabbed by Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 9:52 pm

A Recap Of Trump’s First Week Abroad As President

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Rome and Brussels, President Trump wrapped up his first international trip since taking office today in Sicily with other G7 leaders.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 9:52 pm

Finding The Middle In The Incivility War

An assault of a reporter by Montana’s Republican congressman-elect appears to have hurled the public into a new realm of political incivility, raising the question: Have we crossed an invisible line?

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 9:52 pm

Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 8:53 pm

White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 6:27 pm

5 Takeaways From Trump’s First Foreign Trip As President

President Trump returned to the U.S. late Saturday. Here’s a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 5:19 pm

Yahoo – United States

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 5:11 pm

President Trump’s first trip abroad

President Trump’s first trip abroadIn contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 9:45 am

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’t

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’tSpencer Leak Sr. has never known life without death. From the moment he was old enough to remember, he was ambling around the funeral home his father founded here on Chicago’s South Side in 1933, when few places in the city were willing to bury blacks. In the third grade, long after he’d started working odd jobs in the family business, like answering phones, sweeping floors and working as an usher at funerals of people he didn’t know, Leak stood up and told his classmates that he wanted to be a funeral director, just like his dad.

Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 9:00 am

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement address

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement addressHillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Friday, 48 years after she was the school’s first-ever student commencement speaker when she graduated in 1969. In one of her most high-profile appearances since losing the presidential election, Clinton doled out biting criticism of President Trump’s tumultuous administration, albeit without mentioning him by name. Pointedly, she referenced the political climate at the time of her 1969 speech, when “we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would end with disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after he fired the man running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice.” This reference to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was an apparent connection to Trump, who sparked a firestorm by suddenly firing James Comey as FBI director earlier this month (although Nixon resigned before he was actually impeached).

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 7:43 pm

Shaking hands with President Trump

Shaking hands with President TrumpOf President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which many have experienced since he took office. His handshakes have become an event to watch in and of themselves as he makes the rounds meeting world leaders.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 6:15 pm

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by name and vowed to never embarrass fellow Montanans again.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 5:49 pm

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assault

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assaultNo other leader at the G-7 meeting mentioned Thursday’s GOP victory in Montana, so President Trump praised it himself.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 2:44 pm

Star Tribune – United States

Minority advocates say Trump’s budget will hurt their causes

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 12:05 pm

Portland shocked by stabbings, suspect’s extreme views eyed

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 7:10 am

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 6:35 am

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 6:30 am

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 6:25 am

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 6:20 am

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 5:55 am

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