Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
Narrow Push on Overseas Tax Breaks Advances in Senate - BusinessWeek Senate bill targets companies that move overseas - Miami Herald 07/23/2014 - 11:53 am | View Link
Chris Moss: The Sheriff Running for Lieutenant Governor - Epoch Times We strongly oppose it.” When I ... who have not.” Taxes and Jobs Moss ... Even President Obama has endorsed it. ... they were registered ... 07/23/2014 - 7:41 am | View Link
In Washington, it's Politics vs. Problem Solving - Huffington Post ... and Democrats. When President Obama ... 27-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus--all Democrats--oppose any ... around the country and cost ... 07/22/2014 - 12:47 pm | View Link
Plum jobs eluding big Dem donors - The Hill It has also prevented Democrats from rewarding ... But as Obama has tapped an increasing number of ... to Kerry informing him that he would ... 07/22/2014 - 6:19 am | View Link
Are Democrats afraid of the inequality issue? - CNN ... provide more well-paying jobs. Obama has ... interests that would oppose policies that significantly reduce inequality. Democrats, including ... 07/21/2014 - 1:25 pm | View Link
Narrow Push on Overseas Tax Breaks Advances in Senate The U.S. Senate advanced a narrow attempt by Democrats to limit tax breaks for companies moving jobs out of the U.S. 07/23/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
Plum jobs eluding big Dem donors Ambassadorial nominees used to sail through the Senate. That's changed. 07/22/2014 - 6:12 am | View Link
Obama 'timid' in Ukraine crash: GOP Some Republicans say Obama should have been stronger in response to MH17, but voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports. 07/21/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Link
Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP In his response to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports. 07/21/2014 - 12:19 pm | View Link
Zelizer: Inequality issue too scary? On his HBO talk show, "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver aired a blistering segment about President Obama and the issue of income inequality. Oliver reminded viewers that "last December, the president made it clear that income inequality" would be a "big priority," since in a speech he called it the "defining challenge of our time." 07/21/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
Democrats, not the GOP, giving Obama headaches over border crisis Since the crisis on the southern border began to generate a significant amount of attention from the political press, the media has been as focused on President Barack Obama and his approach ... are still doing their jobs, and those who do their work ... 07/17/2014 - 9:32 am | View Link
Republicans And Vulnerable Democrats Slam Obama's New, Job-Killing EPA Regulations So the Obama administration lobbed another bomb in ... at every turn in the U.S. Senate and call on Congressman Peters to oppose these regulations instead of selling out Michigan jobs for his radical environmental agenda and the support of the California ... 06/2/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
White House turns blind eye on Democrats who oppose climate rules So, the White House is turning a blind eye to attacks from within the party, despite the importance of the regulations to Obama's agenda and post-presidential legacy. "We understand that there are going to be Democrats in these states that oppose it and ... 05/31/2014 - 6:46 pm | View Link
Democrats Tell Me Privately That They Would Love to Oppose Obama, But They're Afraid to Speak Out RUSH: Folks, let me tell you something. You know, privately there are a lot of Democrats that tell me that they are just distressed over what Obama has done to the health care industry and to jobs. They are afraid to say anything about it because of ... 08/26/2013 - 8:53 am | View Link
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Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against Ukrainian “fascists” in a part of the world that was flattened by Nazi troops.
“The Motherland Calls!” read one billboard accompanied by a vintage print of a stern-looking Soviet woman against a background of bayonets — jarring next to garish adverts for phone operators, vacuum cleaners and bikinis.
Dozens of posters have sprung up on the main roads in and around Donetsk, a rebel-held industrial city and commercial hub for eastern Ukraine.
“We have put up about 100 of them,” said Yelena Nikitina, the minister of information of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic government.
“We Will Win!” read another poster featuring a picture of a mediaeval Russian knight, the Russian general Alexander Suvorov who fought against Napoleon and a Bolshevik fighter from the 1917-1922 Russian Civil War.
Some of the images have been adapted to fit with modern-day circumstances.
One shows a mother and child cowering as a bloody bayonet is thrust towards them and the slogan reads: “Russian Army, Save Us” — a small but significant alteration from the original Soviet version: “Red Army, Save Us.”
Another depicts a Soviet Red Guard fighter in the Civil War with the date 1918, followed by an image of a Red Army soldier with the date 1941, then a modern-day rebel fighter with a surface-to-air missile and the date — 2014.
“They reflect people’s inner convictions.
A new study has concluded that the California Legislature is the most polarized in the country. Is that a bad thing?, Dan asks.
Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg paces the floor before the California Legislature approve the budget bill at the State Capitol on June 15, 2014.
The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.
At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved and burned to remove all fur before being cut up and fried with garlic.
“A lot of people eat cat meat.
Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 54.5-mile ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.
The 4-year-old male, who survived with nothing more than a torn nail, was struck by the vehicle near Maryborough in Queensland state on Friday.
The Australia Zoo wildlife hospital said it latched onto the bottom of the car as it sped away, with the family inside not knowing they had a marsupial on board.
It was only when they stopped in Gympie after a high-speed freeway drive that they noticed it, and called the hospital for help.
The maximum speed on the freeway is about 68 miles per hour.
Australia Zoo vet Claude Lacasse said it was amazing the koala, named Timberwolf by the rescuers who brought him in, was in such great health.
“It is absolutely amazing that he has such minor injuries and he survived,” Lacasse said.
A man suspected of opening fire in a Philadelphia-area hospital and shooting dead a case worker before exchanging gunshots with a doctor has been charged with murder, prosecutors said on Sunday.
Richard Plotts, 49, was arraigned late on Saturday in his hospital room and charged with first and third degree murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges in connection with the incident, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Emily Harris said.
Plotts walked into the office of psychiatrist Lee Silverman, inside the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center in Darby, for a scheduled appointment on Thursday and pulled a .32-caliber revolver from his waistband.
After arguing about signs banning guns at the facility, he fired two shots, killing social worker Theresa Hunt at point-blank range and grazing Silverman’s head, authorities said.
Silverman, himself armed with a .32-caliber semi-automatic weapon, fired six or seven shots in return, hitting Plotts in the abdomen and critically wounding him, authorities said.
Plotts was carrying more than three dozen bullets in his pocket and was trying to reload when two hospital employees wrestled him to the ground, authorities said.
Authorities with a search warrant on Friday found two additional handguns in Plotts’ Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, home, prosecutors said.
Plotts has a long criminal history involving firearms.
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