Politics

  • Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

    By David Lawder FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and…

    Reuters
  • Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power. This…

    Reuters
  • Judge blocks Louisiana governor's move to scrap Common Core tests

    By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Common Core education standards, a state judge on Tuesday blocked Jindal's plan to scrap a key set of standardized tests due to be introduced in the coming school year. …

    Reuters
  • California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules for obtaining consent for…

    Reuters
  • Ferguson protests: Day 9 [live updates]

    After another night of violent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., Gov. Jay Nixon issued executive order early Monday calling in the National Guard to maintain order as tensions over the fatal shooting an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer continue to rise.

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  • Obama will send Holder to Ferguson, says police should not be militarized

    President Obama announced Monday that he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to take stock of the tense situation there and predicted that Congress will re-evaluate the merits of federal programs that arm local police with military gear.

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  • Despite 7 arrests, Missouri governor sees 'solid step forward' in Ferguson

    Despite another night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where seven people were arrested and one person was critically wounded after a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew was imposed, Gov. Jay Nixon said Sunday that "a solid step forward" has been made.

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  • ISIL could pose threat to US, Europe, officials say

    U.S. counterterrorism officials have dramatically ramped up their warnings about the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), concluding that the well-armed group is expanding its ambitions outside the Middle East and may be planning terror attacks against western Europe—and…

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  • Battle Rages for Mosul Dam, Fate Uncertain for Millions Downstream

    If Dam Breaks, US Estimates 65-Foot Wall of Water Could Drown Mosul, Eventually Flood US Embassy in Baghdad

    ABC News
  • Philadelphia Breach Raises Fresh Questions About Security in Federal Buildings

    Ex-Cop With Fake Badge Gets Loaded Gun into FBI Office

    ABC News
  • Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

    Associated Press
  • Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

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  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

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  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.

    Associated Press
  • Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights

    Public-carry has moved from rare to widespread in the wake of recent shooting incidents

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

    Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race

    Washington, D.C.-based groups are dominating the airwaves in the Last Frontier, home to one of the nation's most contested Senate races.

    Center for Public Integrity