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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat

6 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Oak Brook, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat, Villa Park, IL, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Obama calls on US companies to limit mergers abroad

Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren

The Las Vegas Sun

U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

The Senate's Republican leader has for years been the most influential voice in Congress on policy toward the country also known as Burma.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Brandon Sun

Former US Sen. Joe Lieberman named professor at Yeshiva University for next school year

He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Lieberman, Yeshiva University, Al Gore

News Observer

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at senior State Department and Defense Department officials testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he chairs.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Bob Menendez, US News

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rand Paul, Healthcare Law, Law, Autos

KHOU-TV Houston

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John McCain, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

Perdue was a journeyman corporate CEO; Nunn is a nonprofit executive on leave. Neither has held public office, making Georgia's Senate race the only one in the country to feature two self-styled "outsiders" who now must find other distinctions to capitalize on voter discontent.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Non-Profit, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, University of Georgia


Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

A California woman called for more protections for passengers on cruise lines as she recounted before Congress the assault she suffered during a trip aboard a cruise ship.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jay Rockefeller, US News


GOP Senators Demand Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Bob Corker, Barack Obama

The Fresno Bee

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck, with the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days not lining up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in California.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, California, August, CA, US News, US Politics, Ron Wyden, Democrat

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Military, US Air Force, Senator Tim Kaine, US Politics


Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation


Rubio goes full-tilt cultural conservative

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around the world.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Mark Kirk, Law, Employment / Labor Law, John McCain

Myrtle Beach Online

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

This June 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Life, Veteran Affairs, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Washington DC

US women business owners face gender gap

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, Democrat