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Poll: Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan

Posted 11/5/2015 in National

Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.



Half of black millennials know victim of police violence

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.


Official: Illinois cop's death will be declared a suicide

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Authorities will announce that a northern Illinois police officer whose shooting death led to a massive manhunt in September killed himself, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.


Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and congressional Republicans must resolve dozens of policy issues and spending fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.


As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn't

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.


Frustrated Republicans agree on push for debate changes

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class works to inject changes into the nominating process.



No end in sight to GOP primary drama a year from election

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes.



Bush pushing revamped campaign, slogan

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

His new campaign slogan tested in his home state of Florida, Jeb Bush is pushing his "Jeb Can Fix It" presidential campaign tour into early voting South Carolina and New Hampshire to re-introduce himself as the lone Republican who can right what's wrong with Washington.



Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.


Poll: Clerks must issue gay marriage licenses

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

Linda Massey opposes gay marriage. But she was incensed last summer to see that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.


Tough time for black women -- like black men -- with police

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

It's not just black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too.



GOP suspends partnership with NBC News for Feb. debate

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

Still annoyed by CNBC's handling of this week's presidential debate, the Republican National Committee said Friday that it was suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties on a primary debate scheduled for February.


GOP debate takeaways: Rubio-Bush rumble, Trump largely quiet

Posted 10/29/2015 in National

Celebrity businessman Donald Trump was again center stage as the Republican presidential field gathered Wednesday night for the third debate of the 2016 campaign, but for the first time, the billionaire seemed reduced to the role of a supporting cast member.


Questions remain after S.C. deputy fired over tossing teen

Posted 10/29/2015 in National

A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor.



Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

Posted 10/29/2015 in National

Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading banking laws in a hush-money scheme, averting a potentially lurid trial that could have dredged up sexual allegations by agreeing to a deal with prosecutors that recommended he serve no more than six months in prison.



Poll: Support for tighter gun laws ticks up

Posted 10/28/2015 in National

After a steady string of mass shootings and a revival of the political fight over gun control, Americans are slightly more likely than they were two years ago to say gun laws should be made stricter, a new Associated Press-GfK poll found.



No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

Posted 10/28/2015 in National

Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office.



Carson enters GOP debate with momentum; Bush seeks jumpstart

Posted 10/28/2015 in National

The Republican candidates for president will gather tonight for their third debate amid fresh volatility in an already chaotic race, with Ben Carson surging past Donald Trump in Iowa and one-time front-runner Jeb Bush under pressure to prove he's still a viable candidate for the GOP nomination.


Fiorina needs 3rd debate to help regain momentum

Posted 10/28/2015 in National

Carly Fiorina's standout performance in the first undercard GOP primary debate made her a contender.


AP-GfK Poll: Trump is hard sell for Hispanics

Posted 10/28/2015 in National

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is widely unpopular among the nation's Hispanics, a new AP-GfK poll finds, challenging the billionaire's oft-repeated assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party's nominee.



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