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2 hrs 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, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian, Representative Richard Hanna, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk

6 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Arizona Senators renew call to quickly deport kids

Arizona's two U.S. senators are commending the Border Patrol amid news a massive Nogales facility will no longer be receiving immigrant children.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican, Jeff Flake, Senator Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids

11 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, Democrat, Family, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

12 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, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Okla. delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and all five of Oklahoma's U.S. House members released a joint statement on Monday opposing a decision by the Department of Defense to extend the use of temporary shelters at several military installations, including Fort Sill, through January 2015.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Military, Fort Sill, US Army, Fort Sill, OK, Barack Obama

News Observer

CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

30, a new study released Monday says. The Congressional Budget Office analysis assumes Obama's request for handling the border crisis won't be enacted until mid- to late-September.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, Jeff Sessions

The Macon Telegraph

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, filed the lawsuit in January after the Office of Personnel Management decided months earlier that lawmakers and their staffs should continue to receive health care benefits covering about 75 percent of their premium costs after leaving the health insurance program for federal workers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, Health Insurance, Health, Small Business, Personal Finance

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Fruit growers get new disaster relief

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says fruit growers affected by extreme weather conditions in 2012 will now be able to apply for new disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Life, Fruits, Food, Weather, Agriculture, Science

Click Orlando

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, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

KXLY-TV Spokane

Bill Clinton: Hillary Clinton needs time

Former President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, needs time to not only decide whether she will run, but what she would bring to the race if she did.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News


MH17: 8 unanswered questions

Amid the chaos and the grief, the politics and the finger pointing, we are no closer to answering some key questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The crash, which killed all 298 aboard, has turned a volatile Ukrainian region into a global problem.


Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine, US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

US sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

In this Thursday, April 24, 2014, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Washington.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, US News, Republican, Lindsey Graham

WHEC-TV Rochester

Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News, Senator Richard Blumenthal


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, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, 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, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives

Lexington Herald-Leader

National Guard support program caught in debate

Created in 2007, the Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has been widely praised for helping nearly 3,000 individuals with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

In Georgia, Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

As they battle for Georgia's Republican nomination for the U.S Senate, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue appeal almost exclusively to conservative voters.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Georgia Government, Thad Cochran

Sat Jul 19, 2014

News Observer

Tillis, NC Republicans talk GOP campaign efforts

The state Republican Party scheduled a kickoff event Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Raleigh for its grassroots efforts to elect Republicans up and down the party's candidate slate.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, US News, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

News Observer

McKinney seeking upset in GOP governor primary

The minority leader of Connecticut's state Senate, McKinney said he believes the state Republican Party is actively helping Tom Foley, who won the endorsement of Republican delegates at the May convention.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Joe Lieberman

NBC Dallas

Underpants and Overpasses: Who's Organizing Immigration Protests

Protesters gather Friday in North Texas, where Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has spearheaded a plan to house 2,000 undocumented children amid the border crisis.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, Lindsey Graham