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3 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Four finalists picked for Obama's presidential library. Where will it be?

President Obama bows his head during a moment of silence at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington September 11, 2014. The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Government, Michelle Obama

4 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

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 Senate, US Politics, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US News, Autos

6 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, beheaded two American journalists and become a top U.S. terrorism threat in the region and beyond.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff

10 hrs ago | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Senator Mark Begich, Mark Pryor

14 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Emanuel opens new Chicago Library branch

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and local officials took part in the Albany Park branch opening ceremony on Friday. The new 16,300-square-foot branch is nearly 6,000 square feet larger than the previous library, which served the community for 50 years.


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

19 hrs ago | WKRN

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, US Senate, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014


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, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Healthcare Law, Law


Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. . Ellen Adelman, of Des Moines, Iowa, waits to listen to former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak during U.S. .


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Liberty Center, IA, Bill Clinton, History in the News

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

KOTA-TV Rapid City

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, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives


Coming Soon: Obamacare's 2nd Sign-Up

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax, Mike Thompson, US House of Representatives, Bill Pascrell

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Three Democrats Who Could Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading back to Iowa for the first time since 2008 this weekend to speak at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry. And since she says she'll probably decide on a 2016 run "after the first of the year," ABC News took a closer look at three other Democrats who could challenge her for the nomination if she decides to run for the White House for the second time.


Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Iowa Government, Iowa, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Barack Obama

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials said. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff


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, US Senate, Education Etc., Pasadena, CA

ABC News

Arizona Candidate Gives GOP's Weekly Radio Address

Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington. Tobin made the remarks while delivering the Republican national radio address from Picacho Peak, a prominent landmark in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, Arizona Government, Barack Obama

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

Daily Journal

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phony reform," although the Environmental Defense Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, David Vitter, Republican, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Law, Chemistry, Science


Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe. Speaking at a conference in New York, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender said she was deeply concerned about the threat posed to women by terrorist group like Boko Haram and the Islamic State militants occupying parts of Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Terrorism

WYFF-TV Greenville

Senator reimburses feds over $30K in travel

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign paid for more than 12 years of wrongfully taxpayer-funded travel, her office announced Friday. Landrieu's campaign reimbursed the federal government $33,727 for chartered flights that were wrongly charged to her Senate office.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy