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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

Donald Trump Will ‘Make a Decision Very Soon’ on Third Party Bid

“I think a lot of people are going to be very happy,” said Trump

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:05 pm

Watch Sarah Palin Interview Donald Trump

“Everything about Donald Trump’s campaign is avant garde. He is crushing it in the polls.”

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Trump Suggests Top Clinton Adviser Shared Classified Secrets With Husband

Clinton campaign calls criticism of Huma Abedin “patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member”

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 2:47 am

Democratic Contenders Make Their Case to Party Leaders

Four of the five Democrats running for president spoke at the DNC summer meeting

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 10:59 pm

Graham on Kasich: ‘Not Ready to Be Commander in Chief’

The feud is over budget cuts that hit the Pentagon

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 10:40 pm

President Obama Plans Hike on Alaskan Glacier

A photo op meant to send a message about global warming

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 10:20 pm

Obama Appoints Special Envoy to Lead Hostage Recovery Efforts

James O’Brien will serve as the first Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 8:35 pm

NPR - United States

Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:45 pm

New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: ‘We Saved Each Other’

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 5:42 pm

Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 12:05 pm

What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size

Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 12:05 pm

Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 9:14 am

Week In Politics: Biden’s Possible Run And Bush’s Handling Of Katrina

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush’s visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 8:01 pm

On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm’s aftermath.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 8:01 pm

Yahoo - United States

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

Chart shows which tests states use to test students on Common Core standards; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:44 pm

US policeman shot dead in ‘cold-blooded assassination’

Police are looking for a suspect seen on gas station video footage and they released photos of the man and his car on TwitterA sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range while fueling his patrol car in a "cold-blooded assassination," Texas authorities said Saturday, appealing for help in tracking down the killer. The fatal shooting prompted an emotional reaction from local officials, who pointed their finger at ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality, although they had yet to identify a suspect. Sheriff Ron Hickman said the killing was one of the worst he has seen.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:27 pm

Lebanese in mass ‘You Stink’ rally against politicians

A Lebanese protester wears a mask and a national flag on her head during a mass rally on August 29, 2015 at the iconic Martyrs Square in BeirutTens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtown Beirut Saturday against a political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services. Waving Lebanese flags, men, women and children flooded iconic Martyrs Square which sat on a Christian-Muslim dividing line during the 1975-1990 civil war. The protest followed demonstrations last weekend that descended into violence when some protesters clashed with police.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:21 pm

Austria death truck suspects held, second vehicle found

One (L) of four suspects led by a Hungarian police official into the Kecskemet courtroom on August 29, 2015Kecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) – Four suspects in Austria's migrant truck tragedy were remanded in custody in Hungary on Saturday, as Austrian police rescued three "severely dehydrated" refugee children packed into another vehicle. Hungary, where the death truck with 71 corpses originated, said meanwhile that it has completed a razor-wire barrier along its 175-kilometre (110-mile) frontier with Serbia in an effort to prevent thousands of migrants entering the EU country. The incident came a day after the decomposing bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children were found in an abandoned truck on a motorway in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border, provoking international revulsion.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 8:13 pm

Junior unionist party slams door of N.Ireland government

The Ulster Unionist Party has unanimously decided to resign from Northern Ireland's coalition government over growing concerns about the recent resurgence of the IRANorthern Ireland's second-largest pro-British party voted to quit the province's government on Saturday amid rising concerns the power-sharing administration could collapse. The Ulster Unionist Party leadership voted unanimously to withdraw from the coalition government with Irish nationalist parties, after claims the Provisional IRA (PIRA) paramilitary group still exists. "The Ulster Unionist Party will be leaving the Northern Ireland Executive next week," its leader Mike Nesbitt announced after a Saturday meeting.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:58 pm

Ousted Burkina leader’s party candidate barred from presidential vote

Supporters of the CDP Party arrive for a party congress on July 11, 2015 in OuagadougouBurkina Faso's Constitutional Council on Saturday provisionally cleared 16 candidates for presidential elections in October but declared the candidate of ousted president Blaise Compaore's party ineligible. Eddie Constance Konboigo, head of Compaore's Congress for Democracy and Progress party, was among six candidates barred from running, along with Gilbert Noel Ouedraogo of the ADF/RDA grouping that was allied to Compaore's administration. The final list of presidential candidates will only be published after the deadline for appeals runs out on September 6.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:31 pm

Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reaches out to hug a supporter after he spoke at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:26 pm

Star Tribune - United States

Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest, asks Supreme Court for ‘asylum’

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 7:40 pm

Donald Trump says he’ll decide whether to rule out third party bid soon

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Sports teams, vendor want right to run 50-50 raffles in California; some nonprofits call foul

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Illinois to become first state to put locks on prescription painkiller bottles to stop abuse

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 5:55 pm

Jimmy Carter’s work to eliminate disease, preserve voting integrity creates global legacy

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 5:35 pm

Report: Feds order retroactive overtime pay for Wisconsin governor’s security detail

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 5:15 pm

Bystander dies after being shot by undercover NYPD officer in gun bust gone bad

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 5:10 pm

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