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20 min ago | Brandon Sun

Congress says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007

Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, repeatedly defended his agency during a Senate hearing as lawmakers accused him of failing to take responsibility for missing multiple clues that could have saved lives in the recall of GM small cars with faulty ignition switches.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy

20 min ago | Monterey County Herald

Senators ask Obama to name highway safety chief

Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe. Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Republican Dean Heller of Nevada made the request Tuesday at the start of a hearing on how the agency handles safety issues.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

3 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Washington a The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases, US Politics, US News, Senator Chris Coons

7 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

8 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Democrat Chad Taylor, a county prosecutor from Topeka, threw the race into chaos earlier this month when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Pat Roberts, US News, Kansas

11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

15 hrs ago | SFGate

District Columbia statehood issue gets fresh look in Congress

Congress is dusting off the issue of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. District leaders submitted glowing testimony in support of transforming most of the nation's capital into the "state of New Columbia" at a hearing Monday.


Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

Mon Sep 15, 2014


ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.


Related Topix: US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.


Related Topix: US Politics, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US News

ABC News

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama Library's Short List

This Dec. 24, 2013, file photo photo shows one possible location in the Kakaako district of Honolulu to be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The location is considered prime real estate with views of the ocean and Koolau mountains.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Columbia University, Illinois, Illinois Government, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago

NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.


Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Texas, Republican, Jeff Sessions

WLBT-TV Jackson

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

WIS-TV Columbia

Sen. Ted Cruz returns to SC to raise money for GOP

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is back in South Carolina to help raise money for the state Republican Party's election efforts. A ticket for lunch only is $40.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News

WYFF-TV Greenville

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

WAVE-TV Louisville

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy


Mary Burke Has No Position on Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between exclusive countries and until recent documents have emerged , has been drown in secrecy. Behind closed doors, the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America , copyright infringement laws, cause job loss and even implement net neutrality .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

Mid-Day Mumbai

No stops for Modi in US

Washington: Not long ago, Narendra Modi was not welcome in the US. But the US is now pulling out all stops to woo him when he comes calling at the White House as India's prime minister at the end of this month.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George Bush, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, John McCain


Kerry: Countries willing to aid against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.


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


Sanders eyes 'political revolution' in Iowa

All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.


Related Topix: Iowa, Dubuque, IA, US Politics, US News, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat