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57 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, African-American

57 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

This June 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Hot Property: Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage?

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in the Southern California desert community of Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Rancho Mirage, CA, US Politics, US News, Real Estate, Startups, Oracle Corporation, Entertainment

CBS Local

Clinton: US, Europe Should Get Tough On Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.


Related Topix: Travel, Russia Travel, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Vladimir Putin

The Island Packet

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

"America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people," Obama declared at a White House signing ceremony.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Cybercast News Service

Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his "My Brother's Keeper" program.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Wildfire, Fire, Natural Disasters, US News, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas


Obama bars contractors from LGBT bias

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law, George Bush

Daily Chronicle

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

A man walks next to a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of victims, in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 15 kilometers from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Monday, July 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Associated Press, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News


Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News

Northern Michigan News

Immigration debate upended by a flood of children

The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.


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


Barack Obama dispatches John Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza

Washington, Jul 21: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities.


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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Congleton Guardian

Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to meet US president Barack Obama today.

Reports have indicated that he will have an informal "brush by" with the president, although the meeting in Washington could be in doubt as the president responds to the crises in Gaza and Ukraine.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


13 candidates seek open House seat

A crowded field of candidates is seeking to replace retiring Republican Rep. Doc Hastings.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Washington, Eltopia, WA

The Washington Post

Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

Myrtle Beach Online

Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP can't get out of its own way

You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two years ago after suggesting in a TV interview that if a woman is a victim of "legitimate rape," she is unlikely to get pregnant because her body "has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, 2012 Presidential Election, Herman Cain

The Island Packet

Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

President Benigno Aquino III's spokesman, Herminio Coloma Jr., said Sunday that the Philippine leader signed the law "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products."


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News


WRAPUP 1-West toughens calls on Russia to cooperate over downed Malaysian plane

Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has intensified a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Malaysia, US Politics, US News, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Age

Central America leaders to ask Barack Obama for plan to stem child exodus

A young undocumented migrant rests under a map of routes for migrants through Mexico at the La 72 shelter in Tenosique, Mexico.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Honduras, World News, Central America

Daily Kos

Happee Caturdai Pootie Diaree

Those of you who already either know me or know of me know that I am a massive pootie person.


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