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52 min ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

5 hrs ago | Washington Times

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Twitter, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, John Dingell

8 hrs ago |

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.


Related Topix: Princeton, WV, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey

12 hrs ago | WHAS11

Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative John Yarmuth, US House of Representatives

16 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Harry Reid

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

18 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, US House of Representatives, African-American

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Obama back to California for Democratic campaigns

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


Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA

Centre Daily Times

Senate panel: Banks helped hedge funds skirt taxes

The probe by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will be the subject of a daylong hearing on Tuesday and also spells more trouble for the embattled Internal Revenue Service.


Related Topix: Tax, Banking, Financial Services, Deutsche Bank AG, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Carl Levin, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance


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, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

Army Times

100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, US Governors

KXLY-TV Spokane

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, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Travel, Entertainment

WYFF-TV Greenville

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, US Senate, Bill Clinton, History in the News


GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

Minnesota Republicans have suffered 13 defeats in 14 statewide races over the last decade, often after nominating staunchly conservative candidates.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Amy Klobuchar, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Shea-Porter bill looks at wildlife disease

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter has introduced a bill that she says addresses the need for improved responses to wildlife diseases such as white nose syndrome, a fungal infection that has killed off bats.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, US News

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 Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, Senator Richard Blumenthal

ABC 33/40

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, US Senate

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

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, 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, US Senate, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

The Tribune

Gusty winds fuel destructive Washington wildfire

A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of towns, destroyed numerous homes and blackened scenic hillsides in north-central Washington has been burning into new areas, fueled by dry conditions and gusty winds.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Weather, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Carlton, WA