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58 min ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

What Happened When 3 Politicians Tried a Minimum Wage Budget?

Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the Dollar Menu? In Washington this week, that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who are taking the "Live the Wage" challenge.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican, Life, Fruits, Food

5 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?" The answer was Monday at the White House, by President Barack Obama, who hung a National Medal of Arts around her neck and revealed, "I had a little crush on her back in the day."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Linda Ronstadt, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Barack Obama, Collinsville, IL

8 hrs ago |

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Virginia

9 hrs ago |

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

10 hrs ago | Daily Herald

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Peter DeFazio

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Ernst back from military training to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Cybercast News Service

Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Rahm Emanuel

Brandon Sun

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress

An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Phoenix, AZ

KING-TV Seattle

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Guatemala to Sioux Falls: A long immigration road

Her story has the kind of ending envisioned by frantic parents who currently are sending unaccompanied children by the tens of thousands from Central America to the U.S. It amounts to flinging them hopefully toward a life featuring something better than grinding poverty and violent death in their home countries, based on little more than fervent ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Sioux Falls, SD, US Politics, US News, John Thune, US Senate, Republican, Tim Johnson, Representative Kristi Noem, US House of Representatives

Sentinel & Enterprise

George Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls

"Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Oregon Government, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion


Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas

News Observer

Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

Until Pence says otherwise, he's the clear pick for his party for the governor's office.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Senate, Evan Bayh, US Governors, Indianapolis, IN

Merced Sun-Star

Schumer suggests airline safety devices

The New York Democrat is calling for a comprehensive interagency study by the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Federal Aviation Administration

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning.


Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, US Governors, John Kasich, Cuyahoga County, OH

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Villa Park, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate

KTVK Phoenix

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

The Fresno Bee

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

In a letter sent Friday, the Rhode Island Democrat urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to speed implementation of a 2012 law that requires commercial air carriers to allow musical instruments as carry-on items as long as they can be safely stowed in the aircraft cabin.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Deer Tick