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1 hr ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | Newsday

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

19 hrs ago | 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

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Politics and steak on the menu in Iowa

When Tom Harkin supporters Joan and Gray Kiernan decided to throw the congressional candidate a fundraiser in 1972, they charged $2 for the ticket, picked up the costs for the steak, salad and baked potatoes and gave the funds raised to Harkin's campaign. Reported attendance: 20 people.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Obama says fight against Islamic State group is focusing Muslim world on extremism

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is on the right side of history." At a fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Baltimore, Obama said he was confident that Islamic State militants would eventually be defeated, thanks in part to a more inclusive Iraqi government and the broad coalition that Obama is seeking to assemble.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

Fort Morgan Times

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 Senate, Democrat, Jack Reed, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Albuquerque, NM

Cybercast News Service

Obama tours birthplace of Star-Spangled Banner

President Barack Obama is touring the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, where U.S. troops defended the city of Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812. Joined by both of Maryland's senators, Obama examined the original manuscript bearing the lyrics to the national anthem that Francis Scott Key wrote at the fort.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama

KOLD-TV Tucson

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into sea

A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month. A search was underway Friday at a squalid home where the bodies of three infants were found among vermin and piles of soiled diapers, and authorities had not ruled out the possibility that more bodies may be inside, a... If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, State Prisons, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Brandon Sun

White House confident in legal basis for expanded fight against Islamic State without Congress

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush, Terrorism

Journal Gazette

Texas abortion restrictions at US appeals court

A federal appeals court that has already upheld a Texas law restricting abortions is hearing arguments about an even tougher part of the same law, which requires all abortion clinics to adopt costly standards mandated for walk-in surgical clinics.


Related Topix: Texas, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Sep 11, 2014

HP caught in Russian bribery scandal

Packard has been very, very naughty. The tech giant has been caught bribing Russian government officials.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, Computers