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39 min ago |

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Cuts approved by the City Council have led to protests from city workers, including police and fire staff, who say they cannot afford the changes and feel betrayed by a city they have served and protected.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Fire, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Illinois

2 hrs ago |

Congresswoman: Patrol officer beating video is brutality

A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is unjustifiable police brutality.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Maxine Waters

5 hrs ago | EDGE

'O'Reilly Factor' Correspondent Trolls San Fran Pride

The geniuses behind Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," hosted by Bill O'Reilly, decided it would be a good idea to send one of the program's correspondents to cover San Francisco Gay Pride on June 29 and to ask Pride-goers a bunch of loaded questions while he made stereotypical remarks.


Related Topix: The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Vocal, Bill O'reilly, Nancy Pelosi, US News, Democrat, US Politics, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

8 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

Education battle flares between Ritz and Pence

Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz accused Gov. Mike Pence's education staff and appointees to the State Board of Education of trying to "undermine" her efforts to secure a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican

13 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved Tuesday a cybersecurity bill that would pave the way for sharing of information between government and the private sector on security threats.


Related Topix: US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, Dutch Ruppersberger, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Saxby Chambliss

17 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Government made $100B in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, John Mica, US Politics, Tax

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBS Local

Judge Won't Delay Sentence For Ex-House Candidate

A judge has refused another delay in the sentencing for a former South Florida congressional candidate who admitted to election fraud.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News

The Washington Post

Obama inches into competitive Colorado Senate race

This Jan. 31, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Colorado, Colorado Government, Denver, CO


Pro-Pot Activists Hope to Roll Up Votes in 14 More States

As pot dealers in Washington sell their first legal joints Tuesday, marijuana activists are targeting as many as 14 more states over the next two years.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon Government, Oregon, California, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

One day after Sen. Thad Cochran was certified the primary winner by the state Republican Party, the denunciations of the 76-year-old lawmaker were particularly vituperative.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Jim Ryun, Senator Ted Cruz, Mississippi


Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan

Asbury Park Press

Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuba prostitution smear

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez wants federal prosecutors to pursue evidence the Cuban government invented and planted the allegations that he had hired underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, according to a Washington Post report .


Related Topix: Robert Menendez, US Politics, Democrat, US News, US Senate


Obama seeks $3.7 billion in immigration funds

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas, White House officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Henry Cuellar, Democrat, Texas, Prison

Windsor Beacon

5 times Jimmy Fallon won the Internet this year

USA TODAY Network lists five more times Fallon won with his innovative skits. 1. From the Cabbage Patch and Running Man to Dirt off Your Shoulder , Will Smith and Fallon took us through the Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing during NBC's debut of the Tonight Show with Fallon in February.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Will Smith, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, US News, Democrat, US Politics, Rahm Emanuel

KUQL-FM Mitchell

House panel sets hearing to reform Federal Reserve

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, who have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate, on Monday set a hearing to discuss measures aimed at the U.S. central bank.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, Jeb Hensarling, Ron Paul, Scott Garrett, Kevin Brady

RNC panel to recommend site for 2016 convention

The Republicans' site selection committee was slated to meet Tuesday to review the two remaining cities' bids.


Related Topix: US News, Reince Priebus, Tampa, FL, Democrat, US Politics, Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Okla. congressman decries tour of immigrant site

Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine is calling on reporters to reject Thursday's proposed tour because the invitation says no questions will be allowed and recording devices are prohibited.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Jim Bridenstine

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Strip club rumor prompts special session request

A Democratic state representative from Chouteau wants Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders to call a special legislative session to deal with a strip club that he says is rumored to be coming to Mayes County.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Chouteau, OK, Mayes County, OK

The Washington Post

House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, John Boehner

National Public Radio

Missouri Governor Vetoes Health Navigator Limits

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri Government, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, Barack Obama