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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | KMIZ

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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | KMIR 6

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

23 hrs ago | 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

Bellingham Herald

Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

"I think certainly it's natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor," the retired justice told ABC's "This Week" in an interview aired Sunday.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Politics

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, IN, US Politics, US News


Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'

Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton


Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.


Related Topix: World News, Algeria, Africa, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

News 4 Jax

Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a platform against the Affordable Care Act from now until the November midterm elections.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, State of the Union, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics


Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated president in 2009.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Canada, Opinion