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GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Sudden storm ravages campground in VA; New rules for explosiv...

House Republican Proposes $10.9 Billion Plan To Save Transport Fund

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

(New throughout, adds reaction from conservative group) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways a...

Anthony Foxx: Thoughts on Fatherhood in the 21st Century

Anthony Foxx | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony Foxx

Growing up, if I wanted to play catch, I often had to play it alone. Sometimes I'd even aim at a tree for lack of person with a glove at the other end of the yard.

Obama To Make Big Ask To Congress For Crumbling Bridge Repair

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The government is running out of money to repair deteriorating roads, bridges and ports, and President Barack Obama says more ...

Transportation Secretary: 'We Must Do More'

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and...

Obama Hits The Road To Push For Highway Funding

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will push for Congress to quickly pass a bill to replenish dwindling funds for highway and bri...

WATCH: Harvard School Of Public Health Panel On Distracted Driving With Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Lance Gould | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Distracted driving is a national safety issue, responsible for 421,000 injuries and more than 3000 deaths in 2012. The problem is so pervasive that...

Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents e...

U.S. Transportation Officials Accuse Industry Of Hampering Oil Train Safety

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say the oil industry is not giving up information needed to gauge the danger of moving crude by...

Biden: 'I May Be A White Boy, But I Can Jump'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception honoring Black History Month at the Naval Observatory on Tuesd...

Transportation Secretary May Move Against In-Flight Calls

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

* Communications agency looking into looser rules on mobile phone use * DOT has heard outpouring of opposition to in-flight phone cal...

Foxx Sworn In As Transportation Secretary

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department says former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been sworn in as President Barack Obama's new transpor...

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., and a political ally of President Barack Obama, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate...

Senators Are Unusually Warm To Anthony Foxx

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary – Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx – received a friendly rece...

Republicans In Dixie Use Power For Control Change

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Even with Republicans holding unprecedented political power across the South, Democrats remain mostly in charge of urban centers in otherwi...


Joanne Goldblum | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Most low-income workers are women, who may be especially concerned about safety, particularly if systems aren't well-maintained, well-lit and adequately policed.

Obama Announces New Cabinet Pick

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at...

Obama Making New Cabinet Pick

Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democ...

Sam Stein

The Next Transportation Secretary Is ... | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources ...

Dem Mayor Makes Decision About Future

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Anthony Foxx, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Friday he would not run for re-election, but he did...

Dem's Star Rising As Convention Kicks Off

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention...

Where Up-And-Coming Black Politicos Went To School

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

In keeping with BlackVoices' back-to-school theme this month, we decided to take a look at the college backgrounds of some rising political stars. ...

Jason Cherkis

Democratic Convention's Host City Boasts Anti-Union Rules, Packed Shelters, Food Deserts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Whole Foods were to sell a city, the proposal might look like how local booster Dan Murrey pitches Charlotte. In Murrey's tellin...

DNC Convention An Issue In Charlotte Mayoral Race

Creative Loafing | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

And, in this Charlotte mayoral campaign, DNC 2012 is an issue. On his website, Stone says a GOP mayor will better safeguard the interests of Charlo...