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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, Republican, John Cornyn, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Army leaders defend flawed intelligence system

Gen. John Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, cited his son's experiences as a soldier there to answer a senator's tough questions last year about a troubled intelligence technology system.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat

Burlington Times News

One year later, no new abortion rules in state

Abortion rights advocates in North Carolina say they are in the dark about new rules required by a year-old law that they fear could effectively shut down many of the state's clinics.


Related Topix: Abortion, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, Democrat, Women's Health, Health

Hindustan Times

US senators press for more sanctions on Russia

Democratic and Republican US senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday to pass new sanctions without waiting for the Obama administration to act.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Bob Menendez, Vladimir Putin, Republican, Bob Corker

The Washington Post

Obama heads to Texas with no plans to visit border

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration's competence and complicating the debate over the nation's fractured immigration laws.


Related Topix: US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, Republican, John Cornyn, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Sen. McCaskill releases campus sex assault survey results

Senator Claire McCaskill spoke out on a nationwide survey regarding the handling of sexual assaults on college campuses.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Senator Pat Toomey, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Medicare providers complain of duplicative audits

But the rise in the often duplicative audits has failed to reduce Medicare fraud, according to a report released Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Bill Nelson

Udall cancels appearance at fundraiser with Obama

In a statement, Udall said that "due to last-minute votes and legislative activity" he will be unable to make the trip back to Colorado for the event.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama


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, Democrat, Mark Udall, Dutch Ruppersberger, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Saxby Chambliss

As farm interests line up against water regs, EPA officials begin the hard sell

The Environmental Protection Agency, admitting that "we haven't had the best relationship with the agriculture industry in the past," is beginning a push for a proposed new water rule that has generated strong opposition from farm communities.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, Republican, Pat Roberts

Tue Jul 08, 2014


God's Love We Deliver Launches "1,000 Tiles for Love"

As part of the renovation and expansion of their SoHo home at the Michael Kors Building, God's Love We Deliver has announced "1,000 Tiles for Love," a campaign where people purchase 4"x4" ceramic tiles inscribed with their name or a message, to support the initiative.


Related Topix: Apparel, Michael Kors, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, US News, Ohio, US Politics, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

The Wichita Eagle

Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

This June 29, 2014 file photo shows Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking in Louisville, Ky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Louisville, KY, Medicare, Health, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Social Security, Personal Finance

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: US House of Representatives, Robert Menendez, US Politics, Democrat, US News

CBS Local

Blogger Hired To Defend Redskins Name Resigns

Ben Tribbett announced his resignation on Twitter late Monday, saying he didn't want to be a distraction because of personal attacks directed toward him.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, US News, George Allen

WELI-AM Hamden

Senators Clueless About NSA Bombshell

The newest revelations about the National Security Agency may be shocking to the rest of us.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, US News, Lindsey Graham

In this June 20, 2014 photo, Cindy Jimenez, 26, from Olancho,...

That decision comes after immigration advocates objected strongly to administration proposals to speed thousands of unaccompanied minors back home to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, where many face gang violence.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Washington, DC, Republican, John Cornyn

Daily Mail

Beyonce stuns in raunchy fishnet leotard as she takes to the stage ...

Rollercoaster derails in terrifying Six Flags crash: Four hurt as ride that hits 55mph smashes into tree leaving riders trapped 20ft up The baby girl pushed out of a subway car and abandoned in the middle of Manhattan: Hunt for mom who rolled stroller out of train and watched doors close The books many start, but few ever finish: How readers give ... (more)


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Six Flags, Recreation, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November.


Related Topix: Gary Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Tom McClintock, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer

National Public Radio

Judge Hears Arguments In Health Care Lawsuit

A Wisconsin senator on Monday argued that his lawsuit challenging rules that call for congressional members and their employees to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small-business exchanges should be allowed to move forward.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, Health Insurance, Health