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Florida County Asks Judge To Clarify Gay Marriage Ruling

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec 23 (Reuters) - A tiny county in the northern Florida Panhandle, facing the prospect of court-ordered gay m...

Biden To Attend Funeral For NYPD Officer

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden plans to be among the mourners at the funeral for a New York City policeman gunned down last weekend. Th...

FDA Recommends Ending Lifetime Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-y...

Getting SMART About Education

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Assessments should strengthen teaching and learning. Too often, however, test scores have become the focus of our students' education.

Mitch McConnell Opposes Obama On Cuba

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes and details) WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed U.S. Presi...

Former NYPD Commissioner: De Blasio Ran 'Anti-Police Campaign'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had contributed to police officers turning against him by runnin...

The 2016 Senate Race Is Already Shaping Up To Be Tougher For Republicans

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come ...

Obama Condemns Killings Of New York City Police Officers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama strongly condemned the killing of two New York City police officers, calling on Americans to "reject violence." "I uncondit...

Obama: U.S. Reviewing Whether To Put North Korea Back On Terrorism Sponsor List

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama s...

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Obama's Surgeon General Nominee | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked a...

Obama Charts New Course For Final Years In Office With Flurry Of Action

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his ...

Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba | Eugene Kiely | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations ...

Samantha Lachman

Embattled Congressman Joked Online About Drinking And Hitting On Women | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), who is being sued by a former employee for sexual harassment, wrote posts about alcohol and female trav...

Joe Arpaio Closing Controversial Immigration Squad

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration...

U.S. Weighs Response To Sony Hack Blamed On North Korea

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

By David Brunnstrom and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious ...

FBI Warned Theaters Of Potential Cyberattacks Over 'The Interview'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a warning on Tuesday, advising theaters and other businesses associated...

Obama: People Should 'Go To The Movies'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama says that threats by the hackers responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment shouldn't deter Americans from going...

Chris Christie Will Discuss 2016 With His Family Over The Holidays

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the hol...

U.S. Officials Determine North Korea Is Behind Sony Hack: Reports

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

U.S. officials have determined that hackers working for North Korea are behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment attack, multiple news outlets reported ...

When Police Violate Our Values, 'Ferguson' Happens

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime
Stuart Muszynski

Lack of values, justice and fairness between police and black Americans is the decades-long backdrop leading up to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others that are part of the "Ferguson Effect" in our country.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marco Rubio Vows To Unravel Obama's Cuba Deal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will get no money for his Cuba policy, no ambassador will be confirmed and the embargo will never be lifted, Sen....

Terry Branstad Wants To Get Rid Of The Iowa Straw Poll

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event ma...

Republicans Are Mad At Ted Cruz For Doing Democrats A Big Favor

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season — a gift certifica...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Pick For Surgeon General Prevails Over NRA | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon genera...

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...