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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

NPR – United States

Key GOP Swing Vote On Health Care: ‘Difficult To Envision’ Supporting Bill

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, expressed major reservations with legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and remake Medicaid. If Collins doesn’t support the bill it cannot pass.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 1:53 pm

Trump And Athletes Trade Words On Twitter

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about President Trump’s comments about players who don’t stand for the national anthem and the ensuing backlash.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:02 pm

Weekend Politics: Graham-Cassidy, Trump Vs. Athletes

We look at the future of the Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a war of words between Trump and pro sports athletes.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:02 pm

The Future Of Graham-Cassidy In Doubt

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he could not “in good conscience” vote for the latest Republican health care bill. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:02 pm

The President’s Wingman

At the U.N. General Assembly, diplomacy isn’t forged by formal speeches alone. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Spencer Geissinger about his experience prepping President George W. Bush.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:02 pm

A Year Of Scrutiny For Redistricting

Debates over gerrymandering are leading to redistricting overhaul efforts and legal battles around the country. One Wisconsin case could change the way district lines are drawn nationwide.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:02 pm

The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is in the special counsel’s crosshairs. Facebook and Twitter are under the interrogation lights. Here’s a look back at the past week in the Russia imbroglio.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 11:00 am

Yahoo – United States

'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'

'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.


Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 11:58 pm

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweetPresident Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.


Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 2:58 pm

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.


Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 12:28 pm

Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds

Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study findsA new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.


Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 10:41 pm

Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting Iraq

Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting IraqThe Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.


Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 9:55 pm

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independenceThe outcome of the vote, almost certain to be “yes,” is likely to further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors Iran and Turkey — which worry it will encourage their own sizable Kurdish populations — have all demanded it be called off.


Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 8:51 pm

Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North Korea

Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North KoreaFollowing up the forceful statement he made at the U.N. on Tuesday, the president announced a new executive order applying further restrictions on North Korea and firms that do business with the country.


Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 6:02 pm

Star Tribune – United States

In parched North Dakota, cloud-seeding irks some farmers

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:46 pm

Enbridge Line 3 pipeline debate shifts to public hearings

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:36 pm

The Latest: Trump adviser insists health bill has safeguards

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:36 pm

In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:31 pm

In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:31 pm

In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:31 pm

White House: No defeat for Trump if Strange loses in Alabama

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:25 pm


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