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Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison

5 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.


Related Topix: Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Barack Obama, Law, Healthcare Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Rand Paul

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Medicine, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist's killing

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Rochester, NH

The Tribune

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


Related Topix: US Politics, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

The state's ban on same-sex marriages was struck down by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided not to delay its ruling while it is appealed.


Related Topix: Virginia, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

CBS Atlanta

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US National Guard, US Military, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri

The Washington Post

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Reporter

Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his pursuit of a fourth term.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Senator Mike Enzi, Republican, Michael Enzi, Wyoming, Dick Cheney

Myrtle Beach Online

US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

The Grammy-winning singer is serving a 10-year sentence for convictions on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges stemming from a 2009 arrest that followed a sting operation.


Related Topix: Buju Banton, Reggae, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Entertainment

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

Brandon Sun

Years after her death, Anna Nicole Smith loses final bid to get millions from husband's estate

Anna Nicole Smith's final bid to obtain her late husband's money has failed, seven years after her death.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Perry to be booked, have mug shot taken

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in Tuesday at an Austin courthouse to be fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors


6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Barack Obama

Christian Science Monitor

Why the FAA banned US airline flights over Syria

Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group.


Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Electronic, Syrian

Capitol Hill Blue

Obama trying to find role after Brown death

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Liberal Political News


US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Lummis, Matt Mead, US Governors, Ohio

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cybercast News Service

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law

FAA Blocks U.S. Planes From Flying Over Syria, Says Armed Conflict...

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice Monday barring flights of U.S. planes over Syria, citing extremist groups equipped with anti-aircraft weapons that could pose a serious threat.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation, US Politics