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41 min ago | CNN

ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.


Related Topix: US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

5 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

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 Politics, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US News

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama Library's Short List

This Dec. 24, 2013, file photo photo shows one possible location in the Kakaako district of Honolulu to be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The location is considered prime real estate with views of the ocean and Koolau mountains.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Columbia University, Illinois, Illinois Government, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago

9 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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9 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

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, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

10 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Sen. Ted Cruz returns to SC to raise money for GOP

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is back in South Carolina to help raise money for the state Republican Party's election efforts. A ticket for lunch only is $40.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News

14 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

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, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

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 News, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

20 hrs ago | Cudahy

Mary Burke Has No Position on Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between exclusive countries and until recent documents have emerged , has been drown in secrecy. Behind closed doors, the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America , copyright infringement laws, cause job loss and even implement net neutrality .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

Mid-Day Mumbai

No stops for Modi in US

Washington: Not long ago, Narendra Modi was not welcome in the US. But the US is now pulling out all stops to woo him when he comes calling at the White House as India's prime minister at the end of this month.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George Bush, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, John McCain


Kerry: Countries willing to aid against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, US Politics, Republican, Lindsey Graham


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 News, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Prince George Citizen

Clintons returning to Iowa to honour Harkin, promote 2014 Democrats

White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa 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 U.S. President Bill Clinton, were to headline Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in the rural Iowa town Indianola.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama


Southern California police armed with military arsenal through program

Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.


Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Education Etc., Pasadena, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Mass. candidates hitting campaign trail

Democrat Martha Coakley and running mate Steve Kerrigan will join Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy to greet diners at a luncheonette and ice cream parlor in Newton on Saturday. They will then attend a Democratic unity event in Springfield before stopping by a Puerto Rican bakery.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Republican, Prison, Senator Rand Paul, Illegal Immigration

Salt Lake Tribune

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, John Boehner


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

WTOP-FM Washington

Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among those sharing memories of the late author and Renaissance woman artist Friday at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years. From a stage brightened by beds of white roses, it was a chance for friends and family members to pay tribute before hundreds of attendees and for the city itself to claim at least part of her legacy.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Harlem (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama