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10 min ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Obama calls for 'economic patriotism' from companies dodging taxes

Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Walgreens, Retail, Senator Dick Durbin

4 hrs ago |

Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago |

Congress goes to the dogs, pushing support for retired military K9s

At least it couldn't hurt. As she looked into a hearing room packed with reporters, supporters and four canines, Rep. Dina Titus was reminded of a similar lesson she learned in her statehouse days.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dina Titus, US House of Representatives, Don Young, Republican

12 hrs ago | WHAS11

Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Trump: Hotel in DC to be among world's best

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Pennsylvania, US National Parks, Washington Monument, Trump Organization, Real Estate

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Ohio, US Governors

Northern Michigan News

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.


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


Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Max Baucus, Prison

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform

KOLD-TV Tucson

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, John Lewis

The Modesto Bee

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Business News

US women business owners face gender gap

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate


Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.


Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate


Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.


Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Dollar General, Retail, Harry Reid


Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

Washington Times

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Twitter, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, John Dingell

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.


Related Topix: Princeton, WV, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey


Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative John Yarmuth, US House of Representatives

Cybercast News Service

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Harry Reid