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  • Hillary Clinton favorability down 12 points since November 2013: poll

    27 March 2015, 6:59 am by: David Sherfinski

    More Americans have an unfavorable opinion of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton than a favorable one, according to a new poll in which Mrs. Clinton's favorability has also dropped 12 points since November 2013. Twenty-six percent of respondents…
  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    27 March 2015, 5:04 am by: Alan Fram

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into…
  • Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

    27 March 2015, 4:01 am by: JEFF KAROUB

    DETROIT (AP) - The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island. The "Little Syria" exhibit documents the once-thriving Lower Manhattan neighborhood home to many Arabs during the…
  • Governor to announce vetoes, Va. ethics reform proposal

    27 March 2015, 2:01 am

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to announce which recently passed bills he will veto or try to change. The governor has scheduled a Friday morning news conference to highlight the bills passed during the 2015 legislative session he's…
  • African-American journalist may get her day in Missouri

    27 March 2015, 1:01 am by: DANIELA SIRTORI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson was more than two hours late to his own 1984 campaign event at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium. The anxiety of the roughly 3,200 people in the crowd was palpable. Many were wondering if the…
  • Art installation explores a neighborhood lost in Kansas City

    27 March 2015, 1:01 am by: MATT CAMPBELL

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The faces in the photographs are of people who know they are going to lose their homes. They represent a neighborhood that does not exist anymore. Specifically, four blocks of east Kansas City that were cleared of houses and families to…
  • Senate votes to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children; language non-binding

    26 March 2015, 11:42 pm by: Stephen Dinan

    The Senate approved non-binding language as part of its budget late Thursday calling for the law to be changed to speed deportations of illegal immigrant children from Central America — but fell just short of the 60 votes that would be needed to force a bill…
  • Senate Republicans defend balanced budget; Democrats see fodder

    26 March 2015, 10:09 pm by: Stephen Dinan

    Republicans defended their balanced budget and Democrats walked away with dozens of votes they think can be used against the GOP in upcoming elections as the Senate passed a blueprint Friday morning to govern spending and provide a path for repealing…
  • Inside the Beltway: Presidents, prime ministers, how much money do they make?

    26 March 2015, 10:07 pm by: Jennifer Harper

    There are currently 2,089 billionaires and 16 million millionaires in the world, according to several excruciating studies by the China-based Hurun Report, the Global Wealth Report and Forbes — with several analysts already predicting that the first…
  • Marco Rubio takes aim at D.C. gun control laws

    26 March 2015, 9:58 pm by: Andrea Noble

    Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, introduced legislation Thursday to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District of Columbia, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" laws that violate the Second…
  • Rick Santorum's strict immigration stance lauded by Dan Stein

    26 March 2015, 9:51 pm by: Kellan Howell

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is the most vociferous advocate for a strict immigration policy that respects American workers among the crowded field of 2016 presidential hopefuls, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform,…
  • Golden Hammer: Inmates gone wild at Brooklyn House half-way house in N.Y.

    26 March 2015, 9:51 pm by: Kellan Howell

    Inmates at a halfway house in Brooklyn, New York, were allowed to come and go from the facility as they pleased, did not receive mandatory drug testing, and didn't have required verification of employment, according to a new audit report from the Department of…
  • Democrats push for background checks on private gun sales

    26 March 2015, 9:49 pm by: JONATHAN J. COOPER and SHEILA V KUMAR

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to require background checks on private firearm sales, setting up a showdown with gun rights advocates that will happen as soon as next week. Gun control supporters have tried unsuccessfully for…
  • Glenn Beck accuses Grover Norquist of ties to Islamists

    26 March 2015, 9:25 pm by: Dave Boyer

    Longtime Republican Party icon Grover Norquist defended himself Thursday on an hourlong television show against accusations by conservatives that he has ties to people who've worked for Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Mr. Norquist, founder of Americans for…
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    26 March 2015, 8:34 pm by: The Associated Press

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23 Voter ID is the law; live with it Let's be clear about something: Voter ID is a mistake. Plain and simple. But let's be clear about something else: It is now the law in Wisconsin, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday…
  • Prosecutors: Evidence supports ex-Va. gov's convictions

    26 March 2015, 8:30 pm by: LARRY O'DELL

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The actions taken by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in his public corruption case were in some ways more blatant than those of a former congressman who hid nearly $100,000 in bribe money in his freezer, federal prosecutors said…
  • Federal appeals court to reconsider California gun ruling

    26 March 2015, 7:38 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said…
  • WESLEY PRUDEN: Obama reveals Israel’s nuclear program

    26 March 2015, 7:36 pm by: Wesley Pruden

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Obama says Rudy Giuliani was wrong. He does, too, love America. That's good enough for me. He says he's a Christian, despite his constant love bombs for Islam, and if that's good enough for God it's good enough for me, too.…
  • Hobbs sees growth, but exodus from New Mexico continues

    26 March 2015, 7:26 pm by: VIK JOLLY

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A portion of southeastern New Mexico's oil patch is again among the top 10 fastest growing areas in the nation, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Hobbs area saw its population increase more than 2…
  • Correction: Vermont-Gun Bill story

    26 March 2015, 7:08 pm by: DAVE GRAM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - In a story March 25 about Vermont legislation to impose new regulations on gun ownership, The Associated Press erroneously reported the party affiliation of Sen. Joe Benning of the Caledonia district. He is a Republican, not a Democrat.…

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