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1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Race and Obama news coverage

If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. Both men were recently part of a panel on "Fox News Sunday" to which moderator Chris Wallace posed this question: Has race played a role in the often-harsh treatment of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder? Wallace was reacting to a clip of Holder strongly hinting that a testy encounter ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, African-American

5 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, US Politics, US News

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Andrew Cuomo, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Why are some Dems running from Obamacare?

Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies.


Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick


At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, World News, Ukraine,

Daily Kos

Six families whose lives have been changed by Obamacare

While President Obama was in Austin this week, he and First Lady Michelle Obama met with six families who had written to him to tell him how the Affordable Care Act has helped them.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate

Fri Apr 18, 2014


From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling - and ultimately unsuccessful - health care overhaul, he told his advisers: "A lot of them want to know they can keep their own plan if they like it."


Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives


US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline, likely punting decision until after Election Day

The Obama administration is extending indefinitely its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

Anchorage Daily News

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

This April 11, 2104 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, National Defense University

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election

ABC News

Clock Ticking for States to Adopt Health Exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Illinois Government


Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

For Democrats and their friends in organized labor, this race is personal. They mean to avenge Walker's evisceration of union power as he builds his resume for a possible presidential run.


Related Topix: US News, Scott Walker, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Milwaukee, WI

ABC News

Advice to Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn't convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face."


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat


Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's publisher says her upcoming book on her role as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be called "Hard Choices."


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


White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


Related Topix: Privacy, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, US Politics, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, African-American, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Robert Fico

Andover Advertiser

Labour recruits Obama strategist

One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's general election.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Conservatives (UK)