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12 min ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.


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

1 hr ago | EDGE

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage, the Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, Gay/Lesbian, Representative Richard Hanna, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate

5 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Charles Taylor, US Military, US Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

9 hrs ago | WMDT

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, Georgia, Georgia Government, Dollar General, Retail, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez

11 hrs ago | Park Record

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jeff Miller, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, Jerry Moran

12 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, African-American

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Obama back to California for Democratic campaigns

The president is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport and spend the night in the Bay Area, where he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are slated to attend a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of real estate developer and major Democratic donor George Marcus.


Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, Democrat, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA

ABC News

Army Intelligence System Pulled From Key Test

Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative John Campbell, Republican


47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet

After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.


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

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Perry, who has not said whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, spent the weekend talking to voters in Iowa, where he questioned President Barack Obama's commitment to securing the border and said Texas would do so if the federal government did not.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, US Politics, Lee Terry, Republican, Barack Obama


TSA passenger security fee rises

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, Paul Ryan, Travel

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Indiana Democrats deal with education split

The ongoing battles between Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican Gov. Mike Pence's staff and supporters have been a unifying force for most Democrats, but they have also exposed a sharp rift in the Democratic Party.


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

O-R Online

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent, left, and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Tim Murphy, Representative Mike Kelly, Representative Patrick Meehan, Representative Tom Marino, Representative Keith Rothfus, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

150 homes destroyed in Washington wildfires

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square kilometers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

Athens Banner-Herald

Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground ahead of Tuesday's runoff.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, Georgia, Georgia Government, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA


Kerry: 'Moment of truth' for Putin

The United States upped pressure on Vladimir Putin on Sunday over his response to the Malaysia Airlines jet shoot-down in eastern Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry noting on CNN that it was a "moment of truth" for the Russian president.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Peter King, Republican, State of the Union

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.


Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, US Politics, Republican, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, US Senate, Democrat


Ukraine tensions prompt Cold War fears

Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican

Housing Illegal Children: If Not Here, Where?

The federal government is struggling to provide aid for children sent unattended over the Mexican border and officials are seeking aid from state governments and local nonprofits.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US Governors, Martin O'Malley