Politics

Ukraine Launches Anti-Terror Operation Against Russian Separatists

Ukraine announced Tuesday that it had started counter-terrorism operations in the eastern part of the country, which is overrun by armed Russian separatists.


Snowden Says Pulitzer Is 'Vindication'

Edward Snowden says awarding the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service to the Washington Post and The Guardian for their reporting on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication."


Medical Pot Measure Could Boost Fla. Democrats

Activists are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot for some uses.


Negrete McCleod Calls for Funding of Small-business Programs

Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod has taken the lead on a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to ask for funding for various entrepreneurial development programs under the SBA.


Hispanic Politician Says Republican Party Needs to Adapt

Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba says the Republican party needs to adapt or it will perish.


Leaders React to Kansas Shootings

Political and religious leaders expressed sympathy after a white supremacist allegedly shot three people dead Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex in Kansas.


Snowden Among Potential Pulitzer Prize Winners

Among the potential contenders for the Pulitzer Prizes, to be announced Monday, are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.


Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.


Calif. Dems Walk Middle Path in Health Debate

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law. He is one of a handful of Democrats who represent districts that are closely divided between the two major political parties.


U.S. Blocks Iran's U.N. Envoy in Rare Rebuke

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the U.S. has blocked Iran's pick for envoy to the U.N., a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations.


John Rowland, Disgraced Conn. Governor, Indicted Again

Former Conn. Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns.


Armed Services Chair Satisfied With Military on Benghazi

The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said he's satisfied with how the military responded to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.


'Kissing Congressman' Defies Calls to Quit

Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding his resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.


Obama Nominates Burwell to Replace Sebelius at HHS

Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Health and Human Services secretary, with President Obama nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace her.


'Act of Love' Could Sink Jeb Bush

With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a presidential contender in 2016.


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