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US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Things to know about Russia and sanctions

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe? In solemn procession, wooden caskets carrying the remains of those killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine -- the majority of the dead were Dutch citizens -- have been arriving in ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Netherlands,


Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

Obama welcomed Europe's earlier sanctions against Russia, but says the actions have come "not always as fast as we'd like."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Coast Reporter


U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his master's degree thesis at the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, West Virginia

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate ...

Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Non-Profit


Impasse grows on border crisis

Unless Democrats capitulate, 'We're going to be at an impasse, and we will have earned even greater disdain from the American people than we already have,' said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming

Asian Correspondent

Obama hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent Southeast Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Indonesia's presidential election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Raw Story

Senate panel unanimously approves Veterans Affairs nominee Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, United States Military Academy


Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation

Cybercast News Service

Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office.


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


Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP's annual convention worry that black voters won't show up at voting booths in November this year.


Related Topix: African-American, US Politics, US News, Las Vegas, NV


CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

More than half the public says the Affordable Care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.


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


Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama 's health care law.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden's scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati.


Related Topix: Ohio, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Joe Biden, US Governors, Steve Beshear


Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

Major speeches this week to the NAACP and the Urban League will give Biden prime opportunities to court African-American voters who twice helped deliver the White House to President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, African-American, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate


Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to... Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Supreme Court

Myrtle Beach Online

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

Struggling to deal with the issue before Congress' August break, Democrats floated a measure that also would provide immediate aid to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system as well as money needed to fight wildfires in Western states.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bernard Sanders, Business News

KING-TV Seattle

Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Tax, Seattle, WA

WTOP-FM Washington

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him -- raising money for his fellow Democrats.


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


GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide between Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue after a closely watched campaign shaped largely by each candidate's personal history rather than the issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia Government, Dollar General, Retail