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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Barack Obama, the adolescent president

Recently, Barack Obama - a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment - spoke at the University of Michigan.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Wedding, Opinion

7 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Eric Holder, Prison

11 hrs ago | KMIZ

Mitt Romney's new starring role

Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.


Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Los Angeles County, CA

15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.


Related Topix: Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Yesterday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

NC House speaker tested in first Senate debate

Republican rivals in one of the nation's most competitive Senate races are gathering for a debate Tuesday night in North Carolina, with establishment candidate Thom Tillis for the first time facing opponents who have questioned his conservatism and his integrity.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, 2012 Presidential Election, Healthcare Law, Law

Bellingham Herald

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Evidence of the mudslide's power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river's course altered.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Oso, WA


Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Democrat

ABC News

Democrats Eye 15 Cities for 2016 Convention

President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Entertainment, Drama, Television, New York

The Jackson Sun

Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.


Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Prisons, Prison, US Politics, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, Agriculture, Science, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives

WALB-TV Albany

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a Japan Coast Guard vessel, left, sails along with a Chinese surveillance ship near the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, North Korea, Park Geun-hye, US Politics, US News

Mon Apr 21, 2014


US rules against Mexico, Turkey in steel dispute

President Barack Obama 's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, Business News

Greenwich Citizen

Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of the Clinton White House as his new top lawyer.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Kirkland and Ellis, Law


US weighs curbing deportations of people without serious criminal records

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

ABC News

Bob Dole Says US Should Send Weapons to Ukraine

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden


Is Justin Bieber getting special treatment?

The White House won't comment on a petition signed by more than 270,000 asking for the pop star to be deported for his repeated starring role in famous-people-behaving-badly.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Prison

CBS Local

Appeals Court: Obama Administration Must Release Targeted 'Drones' Killings Memo

The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Activism, Publishing, Media, New Times

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Thousands flock to annual White House Easter Egg Roll

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Throngs of children and parents gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 21, for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michelle Obama