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3 hrs ago | Daily Herald
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do.
7 hrs ago | The Republic
The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.
11 hrs ago | Townhall
Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials said. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.
When Tom Harkin supporters Joan and Gray Kiernan decided to throw the congressional candidate a fundraiser in 1972, they charged $2 for the ticket, picked up the costs for the steak, salad and baked potatoes and gave the funds raised to Harkin's campaign. Reported attendance: 20 people.
Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington. Tobin made the remarks while delivering the Republican national radio address from Picacho Peak, a prominent landmark in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.
South Bay Sen. Roderick Wright was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail, was barred from holding public office and fined $2,000, bringing an end to a four-year legal saga revolving around felony voter-fraud charges. Wright, 62, also must serve 1,500 hours of community service and was placed on three years' felony probation following his conviction earlier this month on eight felony voter fraud charges for lying about where he lived when he represented the 25th Assembly District from 2008 to 2012.
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ABC's "This Week" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan. CBS' "Face the Nation" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
Fighting for his political life, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is visiting flood-ravaged villages in the foothills, again touting his role in getting millions of dollars in federal aid for recovery. Udall, a Democrat, will visit Lyons and Jamestown on Friday, two towns that were hit hard by the deadly flood in September 2013.
In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama 's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the president on a variety of issues for months have tamped down their rhetoric and, frequently, are avoiding taking a clear stand on his proposal.
A House Democrat wants to suspend British, French and German citizens from visa-free travel to the U.S. because of "large numbers" of Islamic extremists. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii says Americans are in "great danger" because many Europeans can visit for up to 90 days by registering online.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan has been released from a hospital, three days after he checked in for abdominal pain. The Detroit News reports that Dingell's office says the 88-year-old Dearborn Democrat left Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital on Thursday and is doing well.
She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear cheers from a crowd of Democrats hoping she will. Trailed by White House speculation, and joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, the former secretary of state is trekking to rural Indianola to pay tribute to the retiring Sen. Tom Harkin at his final Steak Fry – a fundraiser and fixture of the state's political calendar.
A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.
This Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a smoke plume from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:53 pm
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