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12 DOT chiefs past and present sign letter urging long-term road fix

As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his 13 living predecessors have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers that passing stopgap legislation to prop up the Highway Trust Fund isn't the end of the road.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Obama signs Executive Order without Religious Exemption

In signing an executive order on Monday that expanded protections for federal workers and contractors President Obama said, "In too many states and in too many workplaces, simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can still be a fireable offense.


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Crooks and Liars

Data From Skewed Polls Portray President Obama Unfairly, Media Buys It

Based on the barrage of attacks on Democrats from the Sunday morning GOP talk show circuit, I found any realistic reminiscing of the twenty-first century is close to impossible.


Related Topix: George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, US News, Liberal Political News

Religion News Service

Nancy Wilson is the elected Moderator (global leader) of Metropolitan Community Churches.

Some of you do not understand how your country can extend employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


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The Loophole Religious Organizations May Try To Use To Discriminate Against LGBT Workers

President Obama followed through on his promise Monday morning to sign an executive order protecting the LGBT employees of all federal contractors - which employ 20 percent of the American workforce - from discrimination in the workplace.


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BBC News

Miliband meets Obama in White House

The Labour leader said the two had discussed issues including the crises in Ukraine and Gaza, during a meeting reported to have lasted 30 minutes.


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Biden: 'Gates Has Been Wrong About Everything'

Steve Fullhart anchors First News at Four and News 3 at Five weekdays, and serves as KBTX's executive producer.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Robert Gates, George Bush, Barack Obama

New York Magazine

Joe Biden and George W. Bush Disagree on the Matter of Putina s Soul...

Just after his first introduction to Vladimir Putin in 2001, then brand-new President George W. Bush memorably announced that, by looking into his Russian counterpart's eyes, he had managed "to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country."


Related Topix: George Bush, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin

KXAN-TV Austin

Mexico Immigrant Overload Smugglers

The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, George Bush

Daily Kos

Obama not looking for another Hobby Lobby with executive order to protect LGBT workers

Workers in 29 states can be fired for being gay, and for being transgender in more than 30 states, a state of affairs House Republicans are in no hurry to change.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News, George Bush, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat

News Observer

Cooking for presidents takes talent and dedication, not ego

"I was serving the most important people in the world" - the president of the United States and other world leaders - "but we saw them in a very different light from everyone else because it was a nonpolitical situation," said John Moeller, who worked as a White House chef for 13 years.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, George Bush, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Dining

Michigan Radio

Fmr. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants more foreign investment in the Great Lakes region

The nation's former Treasury Secretary has an idea about how to bring more foreign investment to the Great Lakes region.


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WLBT-TV Jackson

St. Louis newspaper ditches George Will after column on sexual assault

In his column, George Will rankled many with the words he used to describe the status of sexual assault victims.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

El Paso Times


A government report shows that the United States military has had a front-row seat to the massive violence and corruption in the countries that are behind the surge of undocumented child immigrants into the U.S. "In some countries, homicides are approaching crisis levels.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Illegal Immigration, George Bush

Two faux-heroes conservatives need to dump

If there's one thing that differentiates us on the right from those on the left would be our ability to hammer our fellow conservatives in high places.


Related Topix: George Bush, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Illegal Immigration, Texas

Daily Kos

Hamas rule in Gaza? President Bush built that

With the body count growing daily in Gaza, the conservative commentariat has predictably circled the wagons around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud government.


Related Topix: Hamas (Palestine), George Bush, Israel, World News, Middle East, Likud (Israel), Palestinian Territories

Wilson's Almanac

President John McCain

"You'll find this surprising," he said, "but I think I would've been more reluctant to commit American troops."


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The Daily Republic

Americans sure have odd ways of dealing with their problems

That clever Speaker of the House, Rep. John "The Tan Man" Boehner, R-Ohio, figured that by suing the president he could: A lawsuit would be historic; neither the House nor the Senate has ever sued the president over a policy difference.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, George Bush, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Ronald Reagan, Opinion


Commentary: Forget Impeachment; Just Win

There's an old political truism, used semi-exclusively by whichever party finds itself currently in the minority, that serves as three simple words of bitter reminder: "Elections have consequences."


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, George Bush

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Leaf-Chronicle

Putin - cornered like never before,' experts sayPutin - cornered like ...

Putin 'cornered like never before,' experts say International opinion might force changes in Russian leader Check out this story on Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a celebration outside Moscow on Saturday.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Malaysia, George Bush, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)


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