At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 10:54

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.

Biden spoke at a conference on regenerative medicine and ended up sharing the stage with the pope, who used his own speech to ...

NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 09:32

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.

De Blasio tells WNYC radio in an interview Friday that he will "absolutely" run for a second term next year.

The Democrat steadfastly ...

A Legacy of Dependency

TownHall - Fri, 2016-04-29 09:30
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) recently announced a 25 percent provider rate cut to SoonerCare, Oklahomas Medicaid program, due to anticipated cuts in response to the states $1.3 billion budget shortfall. 2016-04-28T10:19:00-04:00 2016-04-29T16:29:52Z Robert Aery

Will Indiana Put an End to Trumpmania?

TownHall - Fri, 2016-04-29 09:30
After sweeping five state preference primaries on Tuesday night, Donald Trump declared himself to be the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. He may end up as the nominee, but he's not there yet. 2016-04-28T00:01:00-04:00 2016-04-29T16:29:52Z Scott Rasmussen

May Day march planned to support workers, immigrant rights

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 08:32

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Sunday's march in Seattle in support of workers and immigrant rights.

Organizers say the annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights will in part commemorate the huge marches held nationwide in 2006 for immigrant rights.

Sunday's ...

Cruz and Fiorina: The Face of the New GOP; the Hope for a New Birth of Freedom

TownHall - Fri, 2016-04-29 08:30
The political pundits are going nuts. No one saw this coming, so the "experts" are falling all over themselves trying to diss it. 2016-04-28T00:01:00-04:00 2016-04-29T15:29:51Z Rebecca Hagelin

2 behind Planned Parenthood videos rejecting plea deals

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 08:25

HOUSTON (AP) - Two anti-abortion activists arrested in connection with making undercover Planned Parenthood videos are rejecting plea deals offering them probation.

Sandra Merritt's attorneys said Friday she won't settle the case through pretrial diversion, a form of probation that would keep her out of prison and ultimately have the ...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: 'I will be voting for Ted Cruz'

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 07:50

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday he is supporting Sen. Ted Cruz in the state's GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, giving the Texas Republican a much-needed boost as he pulls out all the stops to secure a win in the state.

"I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting ...

Obama administration puts out call for 'smart-gun' technology

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 07:44

The Justice Department put out a call Friday for demonstrations of "smart-gun" technology, part of President Obama's executive actions pushing for more gun regulation.

In a notice published in the Federal Register, the National Institute of Justice announced it is seeking "an objective demonstration of the reliability of firearms available ...

Senators revamp criminal justice legislation that overhauls mandatory minimums

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 07:25

A bipartisan group of senators have revamped legislation that overhauls mandatory minimum sentencing laws, offering additional concessions as part of a compromise they hope will push a vote on the measure ahead of upcoming elections.

Lawmakers renewed the push for criminal justice reform Thursday with senators narrowing their focus to ...

Joe Biden, in Rome to boost cancer research, jokes with Vatican official about gambling

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 06:58

At the Vatican Friday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden sought absolution — not for supporting abortion rights or gay marriage, but for betting with a journalist.

Visiting Rome to urge the international community to boost cancer research, the vice president met privately with Pope Francis and later with Cardinal Pietro ...

South Africa: Court says charges against Zuma to be reviewed

Washington Times Politics - Fri, 2016-04-29 06:54

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A South African court has ruled that a decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, adding to the leader's legal troubles.

Judge Aubrey Ledwaba's ruling Friday allows prosecutors to re-open charges against Zuma which are linked to a multi-billion ...

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