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43 min ago | WALB-TV Albany

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican, Frank Lucas

1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants. Obama was likely to get his wish in a vote Wednesday despite worries from hawks in both parties that his response was insufficient to battle terrorists who have overrun wide swaths of Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Adam Smith, Democrat, Peter Visclosky, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Chris Stewart, Republican

Tue Sep 16, 2014


House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Republic

Pence, 2016 hopefuls back 20-week abortion ban

Gov. Mike Pence is one of a handful of possible White House contenders supporting a proposed federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Pence wrote a letter to South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supporting the ban.


Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal

WHJJ-AM Providence

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It Hurts

Hillary and Bill Clinton's visit to Iowa this weekend for the Harkin Steak Fry generated plenty of headlines, but its political impact may end up being bigger in Kentucky than in the Hawkeye State. That's because the most memorable moment of the steak fry wasn't Hillary's 2016 patter or the effort to boost Bruce Braley , the Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, George Bush, W.


Jindal: White House 'science deniers'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday accused members of the Obama administration of being "science deniers" while skirting a series of questions about his personal views on climate change. "The reality is, right now, we've got an administration - the Obama administration - that are science deniers when it comes to harnessing America's energy resources and the potential to create good-paying jobs," the Republican and potential 2016 candidate said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US Governors

Brandon Sun

House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious questions about the agency's ability to keep the public safe as cars become more complex.


Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican

My FOX Chicago

Mayor Emanuel: Students read 2.7 million books

Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday The number eclipsed the goal agreed upon by Emanuel and NBC's "Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon. The two agreed during a June appearance on the show by Emanuel that Fallon would bring his production to Chicago for several shows if Chicago Public School students read 2.4 million books this summer.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Cybercast News Service

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Marietta Times

Reid putting political muscle behind Tennant bid

Reid headlined a Tennant fundraiser Friday afternoon in New York City, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Donohue confirmed Reid attended the event.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Barack Obama

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Air Force Times

Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. The clock is ticking on whether the House will approve a massive government-wide funding bill to avert a federal shutdown at 12 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1. The lower chamber is dead set on leaving town to hit the midterm campaign trail for seven weeks, meaning it would have to pass a continuing resolution by next Friday evening.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

Stars and Stripes

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, beheaded two American journalists and become a top U.S. terrorism threat in the region and beyond.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Adam Schiff, Democrat

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, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell


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 News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Hillary Clinton in Iowa: Fresh start or deja vu?

"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a devastating body blow. Roughly 200 credentialed media were gathered in a far corner of the Indianola Balloon Field, the grassy expanse where Sen. Tom Harkin was convening his 37th and final Steak Fry, an annual fundraiser that doubles as a point of entry for ambitious Democrats curious about the Iowa caucuses.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa Government, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

CBS Atlanta

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.


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

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Illinois, Madison County, IL

Daily Herald

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Michael McCaul, Republican

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Mike Pence, US Governors