politics

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 a day after Fox's home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office […]

03/22/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military on the tarmac upon their arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a […]

03/08/2014

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Poll: Californians worry about crime, early inmate releases; support gay marriage, legal marijuana

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state’s prison population. Nearly half […]

09/25/2013

Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, in the race for mayor of Minneapolis, as seen in his YouTube video campaign.

Weird political ad for mayor’s office

Jeffrey Alan Wagner, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate, is one of 35 people running for the Minneapolis’ mayor’s office. The political newcomer and relative unknown just released what is probably the strangest political ad of any […]

09/13/2013

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3 things to know about Social Security

When it comes to Social Security, have you heard about the “Viagra benefit”? How about “File and Suspend”? And, are you paying too much to work? Andy Landis of Thinking Retirement explains in this conversation […]

08/16/2013

An Associated Press interactive about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo)

3 interactive slides delve into ‘Obamacare’

An interactive on the U.S. health care overhaul includes: 1) How states are managing the health overhaul 2) A look at the key provisions 3) Reviewing the previous efforts of overhauling health care

07/22/2013

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Texas Republicans finally pass new abortion limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Texas passed a bill that would give the state some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to […]

07/14/2013

Eliot Spitzer, former New York Governor running for New York City Comptroller. (AP Photo)

Spitzer tells Leno he cares about public service

NEW YORK (AP) – Eliot Spitzer, whose 2008 resignation as New York’s governor amid a prostitution scandal provided no shortage of fuel for gibes to late-night TV comics, ventured into the lion’s den Friday, appearing […]

07/13/2013

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Biden rouses Va Dems, gives GOP a tea party label

RICHMOMD, Va. (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden continued a busy political pace Saturday, appearing with Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate at the swing state’s premier party fundraiser and ridiculing this fall’s conservative Republican statewide ticket […]

06/29/2013

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Changes in ‘Keep Your Home California’ to help the unemployed

There are some big changes in the Keep Your Home California campaign that could help you keep your home if you’re unemployed. Bill Feigles, the campaign’s Compliance Manager, explains.

06/04/2013

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya (AP Photo)

GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond

WASHINGTON (AP) – Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats’ early favorite for president in […]

05/11/2013

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AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly […]

05/11/2013

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