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Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up for subsidized private insurance, and that 35 percent of them are younger than 35, is just a peek at what might be going on with the nation's newest social program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Mitch McConnell

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WBRZ

Gov. Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty University

Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Liberty University

Greenwich Citizen

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

FILE This Sept. 6, 2011 file photo shows Attorney Charles Cooper speaking in a courtroom during a California State Supreme Court hearing in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, California, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, George Bush

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Ron Paul

National Public Radio

Holder: Americans Stand With Kansas City Mourners

All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Kansas, US Governors, Life, Holidays, Passover

KDWN

2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney

Journal and Courier

Indiana faces deadline on new education standardsIndiana faces...

As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, US Governors, Stanford University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bradenton.com

Obama, Biden tout job training in Pennsylvania

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Senate, John McCain, US Politics, US News

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Delphi, US Politics, US News, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

Post and Courier

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors for IRS

A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate, Chuck Grassley, Dave Camp, US House of Representatives

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON - Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Rail Companies To Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, US Politics, John Thune

KMIZ

Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Mike Rogers

Canton Observer

Out-of-water survival craft at issue in House bill

Marine safety experts are angry about a House vote this month to change a provision of a law Congress adopted in 2010 to make travel on the water safer.

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Related Topix: US News, Boat Disaster, US Politics, Duncan Hunter, US House of Representatives, Representative John Garamendi, Democrat, Elijah Cummings

WAPT-TV Jackson

These races will determine control of the Senate

In the battle for the Senate, eight races could determine the balance of power. Democrats currently hold six of the seats while Republicans hold the other two, meaning that the Democrats must defend their territory -- a difficult task in a midterm election with a Democratic president who has low approval ratings.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Kay Hagan

CBS Local

US Senator McCain Mocks EU's Russia Sanctions

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

The Daily Advertiser

Public gets its turn to discuss Louisiana budget

Two women whose daughters were killed in traffic accidents pleaded with lawmakers Monday to spend more on cable median barriers that could have prevented the fatal collisions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, US Governors

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