- Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits
Sacramento Bee, Monday - 05/25/2015 - 08:47 AM
Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates. …
- US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery
Sacramento Bee, Saturday - 05/23/2015 - 06:47 AM
Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops, including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U. S. defense officials said Friday. …
- New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death
Tampa Tribune, Friday - 05/22/2015 - 05:11 PM
- Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits
Associated Press, Friday - 05/22/2015 - 03:20 AM
As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show.
- Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 04:05 PM
President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.
- 10's a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 06:14 PM
10's a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage The prospective field now includes eight current or former governors, four senators, two business executives and a neurosurgeon.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals
Sacramento Bee, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 04:47 PM
If the U. S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. …
- Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 05/19/2015 - 06:02 AM
The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more on research and considering reductions in pesticide use. Scientists say bees — crucial to pollinate many crops — have been hurt by a combination of declining nutrition, mites, disease and pesticides. The plan calls for restoring 7 million acres of bee habitat in the next five years.
- World Trade body rejects country of origin labels on meat
Associated Press, Monday - 05/18/2015 - 10:32 AM
The World Trade Organization has ruled against U. S. labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
- Sanders says he likes, respects 2016 rival Hillary Clinton
Miami Herald, Sunday - 05/17/2015 - 01:25 PM
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says maybe he shouldn't say it, but …
- Iraq war judged a mistake by today's White House hopefuls
Associated Press, Sunday - 05/17/2015 - 09:32 AM
A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.
- Kerry in South Korea to talk security, cyber issues
Associated Press, Sunday - 05/17/2015 - 05:55 AM
U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence.
- Scott Walker calls for aggressive stance against terrorism
Sacramento Bee, Saturday - 05/16/2015 - 08:47 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says a recent trip to Israel reinforces his belief that the United State must aggressively deal with terrorists abroad. …