- Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
Associated Press, Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 01:55 AM
In the whitest U. S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
- Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel
Associated Press, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 03:17 PM
House Speaker John Boehner says the United States must be a strong partner and trusted ally to Israel, not just a peace broker or observer.
- House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 02:25 PM
The House used a voice vote Monday to approve a bipartisan bill letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of their airfares.  airlines — backed by pilots' and flight attendants' unions — say including taxes and fees in their advertised prices hurts business and hides from consumers the extra costs that government imposes on air travel.
- Wolf and Corbett stump across Pennsylvania
New York Daily News, Sunday - 07/27/2014 - 04:47 PM
WILKES-BARRE - The Democrats' candidate for governor spent an hour here Thursday afternoon touring Mountain Productions, builder of stages for rock concerts, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, outdoor papal Masses, and other events.
- Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions
Associated Press, Sunday - 07/27/2014 - 04:17 PM
President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.
- Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict
Associated Press, Sunday - 07/27/2014 - 10:20 AM
A senior Palestinian official says Israeli aggression will not bring peace to the region.
- GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 12:35 PM
Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling. Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative political action committee, is backed by Joe Ricketts, founder of TDAmeritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise. Nunn has embraced the comparisons of executive experience, echoing attacks Perdue weathered from his Republican rivals who lambasted him for presiding over layoffs and outsourcing jobs overseas. She already had to run in a state Obama lost twice — even if by much closer margins than the rest of the Deep South — and where he remains unpopular among white voters who still make up about 60 percent of the electorate.  Perdue's victory over Kingston takes away her opportunity to continue her "outsider" campaign against an 11-term congressman. Yet she also talked more specifically this week about the details of "common-sense" immigration reform, which she said should include both tighter border security — a favorite Republican component — and a "pathway to citizenship over time" for people already here illegally, a nod to liberals she has often avoided. At the Democrats' national Senate campaign office, spokesman Justin Barasky skewered Perdue for "a record of tearing apart companies and communities by slashing thousands of jobs." Georgia Democratic Party Chairman DuBose Porter compared Perdue to Mitt Romney, whose wealth — and comments about it — became a liability for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
- US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 08:32 AM
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U. S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
- Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 06:10 AM
President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U. S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic. Obama says the best way to address the problem is through tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate. Obama says Americans don't get to pick which rules they follow and neither should companies.
- Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 03:50 AM
The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive — if yet undeclared — favorite. In the summer before November's mid-term elections, Clinton's dominant position in a hypothetical field has limited Democrats' activities in early presidential voting states even while an ambitious slate of Republicans descend. O'Malley was returning to Iowa on Saturday, headlining a fundraiser for state Sen.
- Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously
Associated Press, Friday - 07/25/2014 - 10:08 AM
One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.
- Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs
Miami Herald, Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 09:25 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.