Iraqi immigrant convicted of murdering wife, whose death was first thought to be a hate crime

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:44

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Iraqi immigrant convicted of murdering wife, whose death was first thought to be a hate crime.

Judge: Ex-gov can't keep filings from prosecutors

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:41

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.

U.S. District Judge James Spencer issued the ruling Thursday in response to a motion filed by McDonnell. The former ...

Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:32

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a ...

Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:09

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.

Cantor said after the two men spoke by phone Wednesday that Obama still hasn't learned how to work effectively with lawmakers.

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NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:03

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker.

Hagan released ...

Obama: Conversation with Cantor was 'friendly'

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:01

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a scathing statement following Wednesday's phone conversation with President Obama, but the commander in chief said Thursday the two men actually "had a very pleasant conversation."

"You're always kind of surprised by the mismatch between press releases and the conversation. I wished him a ...

Lawyer: Emails show college broke open meeting law

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 13:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A newspaper says its review of emails it obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act shows that members of the Northwestern Michigan College board violated the state Open Meetings Act when they discussed whether to make video recordings of their meetings.

The Traverse ...

NH senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:54

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor's desk that repeals the crime of adultery.

Senators passed the measure on a voice vote.

Adultery currently is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the ...

Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally televised victory lap on Obamacare

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:52

President Obama openly rebuked Republicans for their continued assault on his health care law in a televised victory lap Thursday, pointing to new data that show 8 million Americans have selected a private health plan through online exchanges and that millions more will be covered by Medicaid or their parents' ...

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:42

PHOENIX (AP) - An inmate with breast cancer was released from a Phoenix jail Thursday morning in order to receive life-saving surgery.

Ruth Alvarez walked out of the Lower Buckeye Jail after agreeing to a plea deal with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Family members, including her 18-year-old ...

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:40

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the ...

Grossman debates head of Massachusetts gun lobby

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:39

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman has faced off against the head of the state's gun rights lobby in a debate meant to highlight what Grossman says is Attorney General Martha Coakley's failure to embrace tougher gun control.

Grossman and Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts Executive ...

GOP leader's ethics hearing set for Wednesday

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:22

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The House Ethics Committee has scheduled a hearing to decide whether a powerful House Republican violated ethics rules by lobbying against a measure that would have cost him and others millions of dollars in potential profits.

House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner privately lobbied against ...

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

NEW YORK (AP) - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

An informant caught Sant Singh ...

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