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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

Pro-life groups press vulnerable Senate Democrats to support late-term abortion bill

Republicans have been accused of being extremists in the so-called "war on women," but critics say it's Democratic candidates who have the more extreme record on a key women's issue: abortion.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Marilyn Musgrave, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner

7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Bill Bratton's approval rating plummets after Eric Garner's death: poll

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's job approval rating has significantly declined since the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found.


Related Topix: New York, US House of Representatives, Charles Rangel, Democrat, US News

9 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. veterans health probe says cannot link deaths to broken system

A probe into long waits for medical treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix found cover-ups of delays and a break-down in ethics but could not conclude that anyone died as a result of "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in care.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

10 hrs ago | USA Today

Gov's death row inmate interview draws fire

If Colorado death row inmate Nathan Dunlap's case becomes too political for Gov. John Hickenlooper's taste, the governor says he could decide to grant "full clemency" before he leaves office.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Tancredo, Death Penalty

11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Ohio attorney general appoints special prosecutor to investigate Wal-Mart shooting

A special prosecutor will investigate the death of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart earlier this month, authorities announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Ohio, Beavercreek, OH, Greene County, OH, US News

12 hrs ago | USA Today

VP Biden congratulates 'fellow veep' on Emmy win

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' biggest fan in Washington congratulated the actress on her third consecutive Emmy Award for Veep.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, US News, Joe Biden, Autos

15 hrs ago | CBS News

Rubio interrupted by hecklers in South Carolina

Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Representative Tim Scott, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint, Senator Marco Rubio

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.


Related Topix: Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Peter Shumlin, Tom Coburn

21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Yesterday | Yahoo!

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is addressing the American Legion National Convention in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Woman seeks to erase atomic spying case conviction

Miriam Moskowitz leaves federal court with her lawyer Guy Eddon, Monday Aug. 25, 2014 in New York after trying to clear her name after she was convicted in 1950 of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Washington Township, NJ, US News

Fox News

#MarineHeldinMexico: California senator declines luncheon invite...

A California senator has declined a luncheon to honor Mexican President Pena Nieto in light of the jailing of Marine Sgt.


Related Topix: US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Lee Terry

The Washington Post

Rand Paul says he scares Democrats. Should he?

Here's Rand Paul on what a 2016 matchup between himself and de facto Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton might look like : "If you wanna see a transformational election in our country, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary Clinton, and you'll see a transformation like you've never seen."


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, 2012 Presidential Election

Wall Street Journal

Obama's Bitter Trans-Atlantic Legacy

Barack Obama is the worst president in the history of the Atlantic alliance. He has infuriated Europeans who don't care about security and disappointed those who do.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

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Related Topix: California, US News

The Hill

Bernie Sanders headed to Iowa

Sen. Bernie Sanders , an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is planning a trip to Iowa next month at the same time Hillary Clinton will be stumping in the battleground state.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

The Washington Post

Bleeding heart liberal Karl Rove attacks Senate Dems from the left

The other day, I noted that Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is up with a new ad that slices and dices Dem Senator Mark Pryor's quotes to create the impression he supports raising the Social Security retirement age in ways that should frighten today's seniors.


Related Topix: Karl Rove, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health, Senator Kay Hagan

CBS News

Opponent of scandal-plagued Rep. Scott DesJarlais concedes primary

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, David Scott, Democrat, Robert Scott, Tennessee, Lincoln Davis

The Wall Street Journal

Capital Journal Daybreak: Pressure Mounts on Obama to Act on Islamic...

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON OBAMA TO ACT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE: President Barack Obama faces pressure at home and in the Middle East to quickly step up strikes against Islamic State militants, but also reluctance from some within his own party and European allies to do so.


Related Topix: Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, US Navy

The Washington Post

Browna s death adds to frustration at his former high school

Hundreds of students, most of them African American, walk the same halls and sit in the same lunchroom as Brown did - before his hard-won graduation and, days later, his death in the middle of Canfield Drive not far away.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Kids, US News