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Republican money backs immigration push

BOSTON (AP) — A growing network of Republican fundraisers wants to see the millions of immigrants living unlawfully in the United States granted a path toward legal status.

04/15/2013

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Newtown mom pleads for gun control at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.

04/13/2013

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Obama: Budget not `ideal’ but has `tough reforms’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.

04/06/2013

Report: Furloughs increase Calif’s long-term costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.

03/14/2013

President Barack Obama

AP source: Obama poised to pick Perez for Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to two people familiar with the deliberation process. Perez’ nomination to the Labor […]

03/09/2013

Bret Lewis

No Oscar here

A fighter has been suspended by the boxing commission in North Dakota. They think he took a dive; lost on purpose. Some subtle clues: Al Jaegar went down 13 seconds into the first round.

02/15/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers second inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama: Scouts should be open to gays and lesbians

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.

02/03/2013

Joe Biden, as US Vice-President (l), takes the oath of office for a second term; with wife Jill holding bible; from Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (r), during 2013 inauguration swearing ceremony (AP Photo)

Biden sworn in to second term

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term.

01/20/2013

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Listen: Checking the ‘Obamameter’

How well did President Obama do at keeping the promises he made when campaigning for the White House back in 2008? Find out what the Obamameter reveals.

01/18/2013

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton on gun control: ‘This is nuts’

In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show, former President Bill Clinton outlined the importance of mobile technology but also talked about political issues like gun control, calling the availability of high-capacity gun magazines “nuts.” CLICK TO WATCH

01/09/2013

Chino slaughterhouse to pay $300k settlement

CHINO, Calif. (AP) – The owners of a Chino slaughterhouse whose workers were caught on videotape abusing cattle, leading to one of the nation’s biggest beef recalls, have agreed to pay more than $300,000 to […]

11/17/2012

GOP showing in CA worries party strategists

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tuesday’s elections strengthened the political grip of Democrats in California, and Republicans in the Legislature are in danger of becoming mere spectators at the statehouse. Democrats hold the governorship and every […]

11/10/2012

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