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2 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

US official at border: 'We'll send you back'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: "We'll send you back."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Artesia, NM, Rick Perry

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Dems Slam Bloomberg For 'Rural' Colorado Remarks

Some Colorado Democrats are publicly cringing at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's off-base remarks about two of its cities.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Chris Christie

8 hrs ago |

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

"The way things have gotten today, and I'm not singling out any party or any group of people - the politics, the culture in Washington, it's become too personal, it's too corrosive," Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Martin O'Malley, Bill Haslam

12 hrs ago | EDGE

AG Appeals Judge's Ruling on Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Activism, ACLU, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Scott Walker

16 hrs ago | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Engineering Firm To Add Jobs in Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says EN Engineering will create 80 engineering jobs and invest nearly $3 million in the project.


Related Topix: Steve Beshear

20 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Auto worker union scores a win in the South

The organization said it will open a local chapter to represent workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Vanderbilt University, Bill Haslam

21 hrs ago | WWLP

compounding pharmacies bill

Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, Healthcare Law, Law, Framingham, MA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS Local

Brown Signs Tax Bill Benefiting Tesla

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin in a bill that also includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. California is one of five states competing for a $5 billion Tesla battery ... (more)


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Tesla Motors, Startups, Palmdale, CA

The Star Press

Border Patrol halts immigrant flights to San Diego

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Jan Brewer

Cape Wind seeks lease option for staging in RI

The developer of a planned wind farm off Cape Cod wants the option to lease land in Rhode Island for a staging and assembly area, the Quonset Development Corp. announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, North Kingstown, RI


Jumping jack to become official Missouri exercise

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday adding the jumping jack to a list of more than two dozen official symbols and things.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon


No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

An advocacy group says thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have been banned from the voting booth by Los Angeles County courts, in violation of federal law.


Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott

National Public Radio

Some In GOP Worried Over Fla. Governor's Missteps

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of Florida


Indiana Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Gay/Lesbian

Dallas Morning News

UT president Bill Powers to stay until June

UT President Bill Powers embraced Martha F. Hilley of the faculty council after he learned his fate Wednesday.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, Dallas, TX

FOX Carolina

Homeland chief presses $3.7B border request

In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that has overwhelmed the Border Patrol in South Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Government, Texas, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry

Northern Michigan News

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gary Herbert

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

DALLAS - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat


Barela says New Mexico still in running for Tesla

Barela told lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday that Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is working very aggressively to try to lure the plant to New Mexico.


Related Topix: Susana Martinez

WSFA-TV Montgomery

US immigration policy a disaster, experts say

GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, Birmingham-Southern College, Southern College