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3 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, January

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn, surrounded by workers, speaks during a signing ceremony in Chicago on Tuesday for a nearly $1 billion capital spending plan intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

WKXW-FM Trenton

Christie planning August swing through the South

Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Christie, Paul LePage, Robert Bentley, Mary Fallin, Oklahoma

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bob McDonnell


Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry

KOLD-TV Tucson

Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing... The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and ... (more)


Related Topix: Europe, Kosovo, Bob McDonnell

Click Orlando

Boehner denies GOP plans to impeach Obama

House Speaker John Boehner flatly denied Tuesday that congressional Republicans are moving to impeach President Barack Obama, blasting talk about it as "a scam started by Democrats at the White House."


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise


Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Richmond, VA

News Observer

Patrick to sign $1B convention center upgrade bill

Supporters of the expansion say it will increase the center's operating space by more than 50 percent and will help Boston compete for some of the largest and most lucrative conventions in the world.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick



In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.


Related Topix: Maine, Paul LePage, Maine Government, Family, Kids, Deval Patrick

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million

But getting to that figure requires some creative math. The ad focuses on a $12.3 million federal grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, under Burke's leadership, to lure Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories to the Kenosha area.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Jim Doyle

The Town Talk

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Jerry Brown, Rick Perry

Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state's congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.


Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state's latest higher-education experiment.


Related Topix: Florida, University, FL, University of South Florida, Rick Scott

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Reporter

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.


Related Topix: Sarah Palin, Portsmouth, NH

Times Herald

Democrats, GOP seek edge in legislative primaries

Democratic and Republican leaders are counting on voters in the Aug. 5 primary election to nominate strong slates of candidates for the Michigan Legislature, especially in races for the state House, where the two parties are competitive enough that a shift in the balance of power is a realistic possibility.


Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Politics, Barack Obama

Myrtle Beach Online

California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

The trip, organized by the California Chamber of Commerce, includes a delegation of more than 100 state government, business, economic development, investment and policy leaders.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, Business News

Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

Republicans owned the Independent Party primary. And we now know the full slate of ballot measures for November.


Related Topix: Oregon, US News, John Kitzhaber, Chris Dudley