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56 min ago | KWNN-FM Stockton

Katy Perry Performs at White House Event for Special Olympics

Katy Perry took time out from her Prismatic tour Thursday evening to perform at a White House event that paid tribute to the Special Olympics.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michelle Obama

5 hrs ago | 4029TV.com

Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Representative John Fleming, Jeff Sessions

Thu Jul 31, 2014

News Observer

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

John Tefft of Va., arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Vladimir Putin, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Harry Reid, Democrat

Rock Hill Herald

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Faring far better, a bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Strategic Defense Initiative, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Tom Coburn, John Boehner, US Senate

Cybercast News Service

Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is surrounded by his staff as he walks to the House chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican

US News & World Report

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Foreign policy begins to dog Dems

With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Africa, Libya, Opinion

Daily Kos

Insomniacs Vent Hole w/ Craig Ferguson

Please do not speak of tonight's show. * Posting a spoiler will get you brollywhacked.


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

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Immigration leads Arizona governor's race issues

One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill to President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Arizona, US National Guard, US Military, US Politics, US News, Family, Kids

The Island Packet

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, during the funeral, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, US News


Democrats, Republicans spar over Obama lawsuit

The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Greg Walden, Representative Andy Harris

The Modesto Bee

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

The findings are in a report to be released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, which has spent months investigating the health law's chaotic rollout.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Business News


Florida official describes efforts, challenges in combating climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, US News, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

Windsor Beacon

Ind. governor: Return migrants kids to families

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama , urging that the 245 unaccompanied Central American children living in Indiana "be returned expeditiously to their home countries to be reunited with their families."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Dan Coats, US Senate, Indiana, Family, Kids, US Governors

WTOP-FM Washington

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Life, Food, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bar-B-Q, Theater, Arts

Tue Jul 29, 2014


House panel condemns Obama for Bergdahl prisoner swap

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

The Lebanon Daily News

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, US Politics, US News, Transgender

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Frustrated governor writes Obama about border kids

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam expressed frustration with the Obama administration's decision to place 760 unaccompanied minors in his state without notification.


Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Nathan Deal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Autos