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2 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

4 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

4 hrs ago | KION 46

Mark Sanford's custody hearing postponed

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed. A family court judge in Charleston, Daniel E Martin Jr., told reporters that the two parties will attempt to work out their issues through mediation, according to CNN affiliate WCSC-TV.


Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

6 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

8 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, US Politics, Barack Obama, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Texas, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Sessions

9 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

14 hrs ago | WBTV

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

11, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is shown. . FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood

18 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

US accuses British Airways of hazardous shipment

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the chemical oxygen generator was in a cardboard box without any markings to describe its contents.


Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Travel, US Politics

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Sanders eyes 'political revolution' in Iowa

All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.


Related Topix: Iowa, Dubuque, IA, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

With speculation on a White House run in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

WLS-AM Chicago

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, Republican, John Kline, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology


Navy jets collide in midair, 1 pilot presumed dead

Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. The Navy said Saturday that it presumes the pilot is dead after failing to find him during a 36-hour search.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Boat Disaster

Monterey County Herald

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia is preparing to contribute up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq. Abbott said in a statement issued Sunday that Australia was responding to a formal request from the United States for specific contributions to the international coalition.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Albuquerque, NM

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Navy Suspends Search for Pilot in Fighter Jet Crash

The U.S. Navy called off its search for a missing pilot on Saturday, one day after two fighter jets crashed in the Western Pacific. Crews rescued one of the pilots Friday, but ended the efforts after searching for more than 36 hours.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Air Accidents

Cybercast News Service

Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy to use a high-powered software program to search private computers throughout the state of Washington for child pornography.


Related Topix: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Military, US Navy

Cybercast News Service

Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington. Tobin made the remarks while delivering the Republican national radio address from Picacho Peak, a prominent landmark in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.


Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, Arizona Government

Pasadena Star-News

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

In this May 28, 2014 photo, U.S. Marshal Brad Fleming displays a wanted poster for fugitive Tommy Thompson in Columbus, Ohio. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure.


Related Topix: US Politics, Tommy Thompson


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 Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Tom Udall, Senator Tom Udall, Charleston, WV, David Vitter, Republican

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 Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy