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36 min ago | The Washington Post

At the McDonnell trial, sidewalk visuals drive home the same point as testimony

Each morning, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell arrives at the federal courthouse for his public corruption trial - always with lawyers, sometimes with a daughter, never with his wife.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Wedding, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by Girl Sparks New Debate

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.

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Related Topix: Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Guns

Washington Post

Obama's immigration decision could roil 2014 election

Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November's midterm elections.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Luis Gutierrez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate

Roll Call

Guilty Plea: Iowa State Senator Paid for Ron Paul Switch

A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to concealing payments he received from former Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign to switch his support from Rep. Michele Bachmann.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News

USA Today

Poll: A deadlock in Iowa's key Senate race

A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of 500 likely Iowa voters finds 201 supporting Democrat Bruce Braley and 200 supporting Republican Joni Ernst in a contest in which Democrats initially were favored.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Suffolk University

The Wall Street Journal

Rubio's Letter on Immigration Shouldn't Stop Obama

As President Barack Obama moves closer to deciding the breadth and scope of any executive action he intends to take on immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio continued running away from his previous support of immigration reform as fast as he can.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Representative Michele Bachmann, US House of Representatives, Steve King

The Washington Post

10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Fast Food


Arizona's state treasurer claims victory in Republican primary

Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Representative James Lankford, Republican, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Washington Times

Pro-life groups press vulnerable Senate Democrats to support late-term abortion bill

Republicans have been accused of being extremists in the so-called "war on women," but critics say it's Democratic candidates who have the more extreme record on a key women's issue: abortion.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Marilyn Musgrave, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner

New York Daily News

Bill Bratton's approval rating plummets after Eric Garner's death: poll

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's job approval rating has significantly declined since the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found.


Related Topix: New York, US House of Representatives, Charles Rangel, Democrat, US News


U.S. veterans health probe says cannot link deaths to broken system

A probe into long waits for medical treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix found cover-ups of delays and a break-down in ethics but could not conclude that anyone died as a result of "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in care.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

USA Today

Gov's death row inmate interview draws fire

If Colorado death row inmate Nathan Dunlap's case becomes too political for Gov. John Hickenlooper's taste, the governor says he could decide to grant "full clemency" before he leaves office.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Tancredo, Death Penalty

The Washington Post

Ohio attorney general appoints special prosecutor to investigate Wal-Mart shooting

A special prosecutor will investigate the death of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart earlier this month, authorities announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Ohio, Beavercreek, OH, Greene County, OH, US News

USA Today

VP Biden congratulates 'fellow veep' on Emmy win

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' biggest fan in Washington congratulated the actress on her third consecutive Emmy Award for Veep.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, US News, Joe Biden, Autos

CBS News

Rubio interrupted by hecklers in South Carolina

Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Representative Tim Scott, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint, Senator Marco Rubio

The Washington Post

Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.


Related Topix: Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Peter Shumlin, Tom Coburn

The Washington Post

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, US News, Federal Aviation Administration


Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is addressing the American Legion National Convention in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Woman seeks to erase atomic spying case conviction

Miriam Moskowitz leaves federal court with her lawyer Guy Eddon, Monday Aug. 25, 2014 in New York after trying to clear her name after she was convicted in 1950 of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Washington Township, NJ, US News

Fox News

#MarineHeldinMexico: California senator declines luncheon invite...

A California senator has declined a luncheon to honor Mexican President Pena Nieto in light of the jailing of Marine Sgt.


Related Topix: US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Lee Terry