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53 min ago | Reuters

Obama's departing health chief mulls U.S. Senate run: report

Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas Government, Kansas

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

"When it comes to training our workers, not all of today's good jobs require a four-year college degree," Obama said.


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

CBS Local

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Health Insurance, Health, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

WINK-TV Fort Myers

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

The Montreal Gazette

Jimmy Carter urges Keystone XL rejection

The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly Wednesday to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Jimmy Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


Democrats have outside money advantage - for now

Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator Tim Kaine

ABC News

Jill Biden Promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill Website

Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News

News Observer

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

This March 29, 2010 file photo shows Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio in Cincinnati. Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to a ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Central Ohio

Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states could consider ballot measures to raise hourly rates higher than the current $7.25 federal rate.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, State of the Union, Chris Christie, US Governors


Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Religion, Episcopal Church


Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, US Politics, US News, New York University, Federal Prisons

Daily Chronicle

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

President Barack Obama meets with faith leaders, including far left, Dr. Noel Castellanos, of the Christian Community Development Association in Chicago, far left, and continuing clockwise from the president, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator, Cooperative Baptist ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Washington, DC


Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.


Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Daily Kos

The Daily Bucket: Spring Yellow

The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Liberal Political News


Fox News' Brit Hume Throws Shots At 'Crybaby' AG Holder, President Obama

Fox News' senior political analyst Brit Hume was part of an all-White panel on Chris Wallace 's Fox News Sunday program, where he accused Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama of playing the race card.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Kansas City Star

Thought police killing debate on key concerns

Two months ago, a petition with more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post, demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming.


Related Topix: California, MO, US Politics, US News, Weird

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS News

S.D. jury sentences man to death for nurse's murder

A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sioux Falls, SD, Death Penalty

WTOP-FM Washington

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News

Northern Michigan News

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.


Related Topix: US News, North Carolina, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney