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Kerry Returning To U.S. For Medical Treatment

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, June 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medi...

Supreme Court Declines Request To Revive Arizona Immigration Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling from last year that struck d...

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Defies GOP Legislature, Vetoes 'Ag-Gag' Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed a bill on Friday, sent to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, that would have allow...

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Tea Partier Matt Bevin Clinches GOP Nomination For Kentucky Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

Businessman and tea party favorite Matt Bevin on Friday become the official Republican nominee in Kentucky gubernatorial race after his opponent, Agri...

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Justice Department Voting Rights Proposal Could Make A Huge Difference For Native Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Native Americans and Alaska Natives have overcome voting barriers that prevented them from casting ballots two decades after the Indian ...

How San Francisco Is Helping Give Ex-Offenders A Better Shot

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

San Francisco is helping former offenders adjust to life after prison by turning a single-room-occupancy hotel into free housing. In a program spea...

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A Shocking Number Of States Don't Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination And Sexual Harassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Connecticut's House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimi...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Arkansas Law Banning Abortion At 12 Weeks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

(Adds details from decision, background) May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned ...

Poll Finds Support For Water Conservation Efforts Amid California's Historic Drought

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agricult...

Bristol Palin Speaks Out On Her Canceled Wedding

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

One week after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced that her daughter, Bristol, would no longer marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, t...

California Assembly Passes Bill Banning Crisis Pregnancy Centers From Misleading Patients

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The California Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would require faith-motivated crisis pregnancy centers to provide comprehensive information ab...

Texas State Senate OKs Latest Set Of Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval on Monday to a set of new restrictions on minors seeking abortions without a pa...

Reid Would Rather 'Be Taken To Singapore And Caned' Than Become A Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) retires after this term, there's at least one career he won't be pursuing: lobbying. “I would ra...

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This Aging Oil Pipeline Is In Great Lakes' 'Worst Possible Place' For A Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Environmental activists say Michigan’s tourism slogan -- “Pure Michigan” -- may no longer be accurate unless the state takes stronger action to ...

Christie Roasts Reporters: 'Clean The Sh*t Out Of Your Ears'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) ribbed reporters for their coverage of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal at an annual press roast W...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty on Thur...

Mitt Romney Says He's Officially Done With Running For President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

After two unsuccessful attempts, Mitt Romney says he's over running for president. The former Massachusetts governor, who first sought the Oval Of...

House Votes To Lift Ban On Capitol Hill Sledding

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one ...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Indicted

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison a...

How A Bottled Water Plant Is Making The Water Crisis Worse For This California Region

Capital & Main | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. To sign up for Leighton Woodhouse’s email newsletter on the drought, go to Land of Thirst. ...

The Death With Dignity Movement Just Had A 'Major Breakthrough'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

A medical group that has long opposed doctor-assisted death has reversed course and dropped its opposition to the practice, saying the decision should...

Texas State Senate Panel OKs Restrictions On Minors Seeking Abortions

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent will face a tougher set of legal hurdles under legislation already approved by the House an...

Kentucky GOP Gubernatorial Primary Too Close To Call

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Businessman Matt Bevin led Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner James Comer by just 83 votes with all the precincts reporting in the state's Republican ...

Benghazi Panel Subpoenas Former Clinton Aide

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have issued a subpoena demanding that former Clinton White House advis...

Thousands Of Seattle Teachers Strike Over Pay, Class Size

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of Seattle teachers walked out of class on Tuesday to demand higher pay and smaller cla...