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49 min ago | The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.


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

4 hrs ago | KFVS12

Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Madison County, IL

9 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

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, US Senate, Lindsey Graham

13 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Former W.Va. first lady Shelley Riley Moore dies

A statement from the family released through the campaign of her daughter, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, says Shelley Riley Moore died Saturday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito

17 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Bill to overhaul how chemicals are regulated faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phoney reform," although the Environmental Defence Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, David Vitter, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Lawmakers Seek Update from Obama Administration on Ebola Outbreak

Committee leaders in Washington are seeking answers from the Obama administration regarding the global outbreak of the Ebola virus, calling for more information on preparedness and response efforts at home and abroad. "While U.S. public health officials have offered assurances -- both publicly and during briefings with committee staff -- that the Ebola outbreak can be controlled, they are expressing increasingly dire warnings about its growth and the need for quick, decisive action," a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell reads.


Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US News


Bill Maher Takes Aim at Minnesota Congressman

Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline's Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his "Flip A District" campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Kline, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Prison, Senator Rand Paul, Illegal Immigration

WTOP-FM Washington

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, John Boehner


Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Charleston, WV, David Vitter

Cybercast News Service

Iowa steak fry may help Democrat in Senate race

Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker. Thousands of party faithful will gather Sunday at the hot-air balloon grounds outside Indianola, south of Des Moines, for Harkin's 37th and final steak fry before his retirement from a four-decade career in Congress.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Chuck Grassley

WYFF-TV Greenville

Senator reimburses feds over $30K in travel

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign paid for more than 12 years of wrongfully taxpayer-funded travel, her office announced Friday. Landrieu's campaign reimbursed the federal government $33,727 for chartered flights that were wrongly charged to her Senate office.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Reps criticize VA handling of Waco brain research

Two members of the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee have expressed concern over the ability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle a costly brain research program in Waco. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores of Texas said in a statement Thursday that the VA is mismanaged and shouldn't be trusted with such an important project.


Related Topix: Waco, TX, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives


Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

In it, he says he believes "the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription." Tom Tillis and Ed Gillespie, also pro-life conservatives, have made similar statements.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney

Chico Enterprise-Record

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Fox News Sunday" - McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jack Reed, Lindsey Graham, Albuquerque, NM

Chico Enterprise-Record

Senators urge Burger King not to move to lower-tax Canada

Five senators on Thursday urged Burger King Worldwide not to move to lower-tax Canada, accusing the company of trying to avoid paying its fair share for roads and other public services it receives in the United States. The letter, organized by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., was intended to increase pressure on Miami-based Burger King to keep its corporate headquarters in the U.S. and to highlight the off-shore tax-shifting practice known as inversion that President Barack Obama and many Democrats want to limit.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Democrat, Barack Obama, Dave Camp, US House of Representatives, Carl Levin

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Top Republicans back Obamaa s plan to combat ISIS

The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was forceful enough. Obama sent a panel of top administration officials to make the case to Congress for broadening operations against the Sunni militants, including U.S. air strikes in Syria for the first time, more strikes in Iraq and more military advisers in Iraq.


Related Topix: US News, Rodney Frelinghuysen, US Politics, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Barack Obama, US Senate, Bob Corker

KATV Little Rock

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

Timothy Ray Jones Jr. earned his computer engineering degree, worked at a $71,000-a-year job, had a wife of 10 years and several young children. The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, Jeff Flake, US Politics, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. And in the logic that prevails during the weeks before crucial congressional elections, they want everyone to know about that futility.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Mitch McConnell

Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Ohio, US Supreme Court, Barack Obama