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3 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

7 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Coburn cancels 1 planned town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict.


Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, Republican, Bartlesville, OK

11 hrs ago | News Observer

Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

Until Pence says otherwise, he's the clear pick for his party for the governor's office.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Evan Bayh, Democrat, US Governors, Indianapolis, IN

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas


Tentative deal reached on veterans affairs reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing

WHEC-TV Rochester

Schumer suggests airline safety devices

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles like those that recently shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv airport in Israel.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, Democrat, Federal Aviation Administration


Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Republican, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, US Governors, Drugs

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Sat Jul 26, 2014

On border, Obama prods GOP while citing progress

GOP leaders are working against time to find a consensus within their party to deal with more than 57,000 children and other migrants who have arrived since October, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison, Joe Biden, Republican, John Cornyn

WALB-TV Albany

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Villa Park, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat


Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat at rally

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Redlands Daily Facts

Obama doesna t get it, say members of Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

The Fresno Bee

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

In a letter sent Friday, the Rhode Island Democrat urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to speed implementation of a 2012 law that requires commercial air carriers to allow musical instruments as carry-on items as long as they can be safely stowed in the aircraft cabin.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jack Reed, Democrat, Deer Tick

CBS Local

O'Malley Steps Forward In Iowa As Potential 2016 Clinton Competitor

The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive - if yet undeclared - favorite.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Iowa Government, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Cybercast News Service

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Republican, US Governors

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

WASHINGTON - A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, US Politics, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

McCain: Prolonged execution was 'torture'

Arizona has temporarily halted executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution described by Sen. John McCain and others as tantamount to torture.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican, Death Penalty, US Governors, Jan Brewer

The Olympian

After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

The CIA got hold of the legally protected email and other unspecified communications between whistleblower officials and lawmakers this spring, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat