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Tue, 2015-07-21 05:00

The Kansas City Star, July 16

Missouri launches a mean-spirited, foolish attack on immigrant college students

Young people across Missouri are receiving a harsh lesson about their state's mean-spirited General Assembly.

It comes in the form of letters from public colleges and universities, notifying students that because of language slipped ...

Obama to promote Iran deal at VFW meeting and on 'Daily Show' with Jon Stewart

Tue, 2015-07-21 04:40

President Obama will try to sell his nuclear deal with Iran Tuesday to a convention of veterans and during another appearance on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.

Mr. Obama will speak in Pittsburgh to the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national convention, a day after the U.N. Security Council unanimously ...

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

Tue, 2015-07-21 04:30
Walker reports raising nearly $5.9 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker raised nearly $5.9 million in the first six months of the year through a state committee used to finance his races for governor.

Walker reported the fundraising Monday to state regulators.

The money raised by his Friends ...

Donald Trump: 'Certainly if there was a misunderstanding, I would totally take that back'

Tue, 2015-07-21 04:00

Businessman Donald Trump says if there was a misunderstanding over his recent remarks about Sen. John McCain of Arizona, he would take it back.

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, in the final minute of Mr. Trump's appearance Monday evening on "The O'Reilly Factor," gave Mr. Trump the floor to say ...

Donald Trump opens up double-digit lead on 2016 GOP field

Tue, 2015-07-21 03:31

Businessman Donald Trump has jumped out to an 11-point lead over his closest rival in the latest national poll on the 2016 Republican presidential field.

Mr. Trump was the first choice of 24 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents in the Washington Post-ABC poll out Monday, followed by ...

Martin O'Malley: Climate change contributed to the rise of Islamic State

Tue, 2015-07-21 03:24

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's team isn't backing down after an interview in which the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said climate change helped contribute to the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group.

"One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria, the rise of ISIS, ...

Donald Trump not going anywhere on self-paid campaign

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:51

Donald Trump faced an avalanche of fresh criticism Monday for questioning Sen. John McCain's heroism. But he's getting no pressure at all from the one community that could push a candidate out of the 2016 presidential race: political donors.

The billionaire businessman is paying for his own campaign, and that ...

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Tue, 2015-07-21 00:00
Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A local elected official in a small Kentucky county testified Monday she could not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because signing the document would signal her approval of a union that violates her religious beliefs.

Rowan ...

114th Congress breaking gridlock, The Washington Times Legislative Futility Index shows

Mon, 2015-07-20 18:32

The 114th Congress is off to the fastest start since the first year of President Obama's tenure, according to The Washington Times Legislative Futility Index, a measure of floor action that shows the House leading the way in getting more done.

Lawmakers are still operating far below Congress' peak years ...

Sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants would lose federal funding under proposed bill

Mon, 2015-07-20 18:00

The House will vote this week on legislation to punish sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, moving quickly to force the Obama administration to take action as victims of crime linked to illegal immigrants come forward to tell their stories.

Cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration ...

House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities'

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:58

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities.

The move follows the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco this month, allegedly by an immigrant with a criminal record and without ...

Hillary Clinton's ties to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac loom as liabilities in 2016 bid

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:39

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are hurtling toward another possible taxpayer bailout, a development that could put an uncomfortable election light on the Clintons' record of enabling the government-backed mortgage giants to engage in risky practices that led to the 2007 financial crisis.

There is growing consensus in financial circles ...

WESLEY PRUDEN: Hillary Clinton in Arkansas

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:36

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Hillary Clinton returned to the scene of the original crime Saturday night, telling the surviving Democrats in Arkansas why they should love her like she and Bill love themselves.

Bubba returns to the old home place occasionally, even if Arkansas is not really home, and Hillary's visits are rare. ...

Jeb Bush vows to cut federal spending, shrink government

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:22

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday cast himself as the D.C. outsider capable of shaking up the political establishment, vowing to take on what he labeled the insularity of the very "Mount Washington" where his family has been a fixture for most of the last 35 years.

Mr. Bush ...

Obamacare fraudulent claims cost government $2 billion

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:11

More than 700,000 Obamacare customers claimed tax credits for buying health care but didn't bother to file their taxes, potentially jilting the government out of $2 billion in bogus payments, the Senate's senior lawmaker said Monday.

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee and president pro tempore of ...

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:00
GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Abortion is a core issue for the ...

Jefferson County completes investigation of jail rape claim

Mon, 2015-07-20 16:41

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Days after a former inmate sued, Jefferson County completed a nearly two-year investigation into an allegation of jail rape on Monday.

County Attorney Matt Johnson said he concluded that no crime was committed against Audemio Orozco-Ramirez, who filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Helena ...

Inside the Beltway: John Kasich: Last but not least and No. 16 on the GOP presidential roster

Mon, 2015-07-20 16:32

His day has finally come. John Kasich will at last make his "special announcement" at high noon Tuesday to reveal he's joining the GOP pack of presidential hopefuls — No. 16 in the lineup. The place is Ohio State University, his alma mater, in Columbus. The Ohio governor then turns ...

Hillary Clinton took maximum campaign donation from CEO in $30 million fraud case

Mon, 2015-07-20 16:22

While promising to put more Wall Street wrongdoers in jail, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pocketed the maximum campaign donation of $2,700 form former Waste Management CEO Phillip B. Rooney, who was part of a $30.8 million settlement to a financial fraud case by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Tucson activists sentenced in protest that stopped buses

Mon, 2015-07-20 15:58

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A group of activists who blocked two buses carrying immigrants by lying in front of them and chaining themselves to tires has been sentenced in court.

The 12 protesters were sentenced to time served in Tucson on Monday on two misdemeanor charges.

The protesters stopped two ...

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