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Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Hamid Karzai, Terrorism

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Head of US pension agency resigning

Joshua Gotbaum, a former investment banker, was appointed by President Barack Obama as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. in July 2010.


Related Topix: Pension, US Politics, US News


Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

Udall made the remarks in response to a question at a news conference to highlight his latest foray into the volatile politics of birth control.


Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, US Politics, US News, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Florida's political landscape upended with ruling

A circuit judge ruled late Thursday that the state Legislature illegally drew Florida's congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Union leader derides Obama education chief

The president of the nation's second-largest teachers union has harsh words for President Barack Obama's education chief, but stops short of calling for his ouster.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


White House puzzled over health care lawsuit

White House officials are scratching their heads over the decision by Republicans to sue President Barack Obama over his decision to delay a requirement in the health care law for businesses to provide coverage to employees.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Fresno Bee

Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September

At a meeting in New Delhi, Modi told U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns that he was accepting an invitation from Obama, the prime minister's office said in a statement Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, World News, India,

KTEN-TV Denison

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Inventions, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News

Prince George Citizen

Obama official says border control funds drained by flood of immigrant children

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics

Thu Jul 10, 2014


GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Health Insurance, Health


Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Palestinian Territories,


Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News


Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

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 nation's southern border.


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


Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, Republican

National Public Radio

Some In GOP Worried Over Fla. Governor's Missteps

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, University of Florida

WHJJ-AM Providence

Hey, Boomers - Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap

Millennials are far less partisan than older voters, and their concerns are not being given a voice by either party.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, John McCain


Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

Following a meeting with Perry in Dallas Wednesday, the president suggested there was little daylight between Perry's calls for additional assistance at the border and the nearly $4 billion request Obama sent to Congress this week.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, John McCain


Biden to address major liberal group, Netroots Nation

Vice President Joe Biden will speak next week at Netroots Nation -- a major gathering of progressive and Democratic bloggers and activists looking to "strategize for upcoming political battles in 2014 and 2016."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

Adrian Calleja and his sister Adriana Diego, of Oxnard, stand in support of the immigrant children who are being sheltered at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., outside the base Tursday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Port Hueneme, CA, Ventura County, CA, US News, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors


Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

"Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Marijuana, Immigration Reform, US Governors, John Hickenlooper