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2 hrs ago | KIII

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas. As part of the plea bargain, the official said, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto will admit to bribing a senior Israeli police officer in 2012 for access to his police file.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, US Politics, US News

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation. The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Boehner

5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

ISIS turns to glossy magazine for propaganda

ISIS has used videos of its shocking beheadings of Western hostages to seize the world's attention, threatening the United States and its allies. The publication -- named "Dabiq" after a town in northern Syria that symbolizes a clash between Islam and the West -- portrays U.S. President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain as "crusaders" who will "bring about the complete collapse of the modern American empire."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Terrorism

5 hrs ago | Newsday

Wary House lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants. Obama was likely to get his wish in a vote Wednesday despite worries from hawks in both parties that his response was insufficient to battle terrorists who have overrun wide swaths of Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Peter Visclosky, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Chris Stewart

7 hrs ago | The Tribune

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, US Governors, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Frank Lucas

8 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

Pence, 2016 hopefuls back 20-week abortion ban Gov. Mike Pence and a...

Gov. Mike Pence and a group of other possible Republican presidential contenders have thrown their support behind a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and other possible Republican contenders wrote to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, in support of his proposed ban, which is based on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain at that stage.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Abortion, Bobby Jindal

Tue Sep 16, 2014


House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, US Senate

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

Burlington Times News

Burr says he plans to seek re-election in 2016

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. The office of the Winston-Salem Republican essentially confirmed Tuesday the comments he made to a Washington-based political publication that he would seek re-election.


Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, John Edwards

Dempsey: U.S. advisers may fight alongside Iraqis

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the White House's plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The offensive, led by U.S. airstrikes, includes bolstering Iraqi Dempsey: U.S. advisers may fight alongside Iraqis WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the White House's plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte

The Fresno Bee

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants. "Right now we have policies in the way of our taking advantage of these energy resources," Jindal said.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

Brandon Sun

House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious questions about the agency's ability to keep the public safe as cars become more complex.


Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US House of Representatives


Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Democrat Chad Taylor, a county prosecutor from Topeka, threw the race into chaos earlier this month when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Pat Roberts, US News, Kansas

Norwalk Citizen News

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Ohio

Cybercast News Service

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Marietta Times

Reid putting political muscle behind Tennant bid

Reid headlined a Tennant fundraiser Friday afternoon in New York City, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Donohue confirmed Reid attended the event.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Barack Obama

Mon Sep 15, 2014


ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.


Related Topix: US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, US Governors, Block Island, RI, Providence, RI

CBS Atlanta

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell