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46 min ago |

Dems slam Bloomberg for 'rural' Colorado remarks

In an interview with Rolling Stone posted online Thursday, Bloomberg said Pueblo and Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city, were as "rural as you can get" and doubted whether they had any roads.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Chris Christie, US Governors

5 hrs ago |

Judge rules Florida Legislature broke laws on maps

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said in a 41-page ruling Thursday that legislators relied on GOP political operatives who worked in secret to craft the final political maps adopted in 2012.


Related Topix: US News, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thomas Allen

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Minnesota

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Chelsea Clinton

Like her high-profile parents, Chelsea Clinton is becoming a draw on the speaking circuit, with some organizations shelling out as much as $75,000 per speech.


Related Topix: Attention, Media, Publishing, New Times, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Army Times

Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin

KHOU-TV Houston

Possible compromise emerges on border request

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican

Myrtle Beach Online

Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House

This April 9, 2014 file photo shows House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, 9, Earl Blumenauer, US Senate, Ron Wyden, John Boehner

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Ex-US Rep. Akin defends 'legitimate rape' remarks

A former Missouri Republican congressman whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Todd Akin, US Senate, Claire McCaskill, McCaskill, AR, Public Relations, Huckabee, Entertainment, Television

National Public Radio

Pelosi Backs Gay-Rights Bill Despite Concerns

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Transgender, Barack Obama

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. .


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, John McHugh, Republican, US House of Representatives, Albany, NY, Barack Obama, History in the News

Cybercast News Service

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt.


Related Topix: US Politics, John McHugh, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Barack Obama, History in the News, New York, African-American

Senate panel backs tighter rules on political cash

Democrats who lead the Judiciary Committee moved forward with an effort to limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Harry Reid


U.S. lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Privacy

Northern Michigan News

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Prison, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Oakdale, LA

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

The Senate on Wednesday easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, Barack Obama

WIS-TV Columbia

Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

DALLAS - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Cuts approved by the City Council have led to protests from city workers, including police and fire staff, who say they cannot afford the changes and feel betrayed by a city they have served and protected.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Fire, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel, Illinois

Congresswoman: Patrol officer beating video is brutality

A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is unjustifiable police brutality.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Maxine Waters

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

NCAA President calls for a scholarships for lifea

NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Oakland, CA

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Alarming Stats from Congressional Campus Sex Assault Report

Many institutions of higher education are failing at addressing sexual assaults on their campuses, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Wednesday as she released a new report on how colleges and universities are responding to sexual assault cases.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill