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Obama's DOJ sides with Planned Parenthood against Gov. Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose t ...

Obama goes to Alaska on global warming trip, calls for more icebreaker ships

U.S. President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday plans to expedite the construction of Coast Guard polar icebreakers in order to counter competition with other countries, namely Russia, in the Arctic. A statement from the White House noted that the ...

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

[caption id="attachment_33070" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, ...

Judge rules EPA waterway rule should be halted

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Ju ...

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy used private email

[caption id="attachment_43405" align="alignright" width="300"] Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador to Japan[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for o ...

Iran to inspect own nuke facility in farce of a deal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a docume ...

White House appoints first openly transgender full-time staff member

The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member, officials have confirmed. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan began work this week as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel. Before working at the White House, she ...

Obama's latest vacation is on Martha's Vineyard

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama's summer vacation has begun. Obama arrived on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard on Friday, a day earlier than originally scheduled, for a 17-day break before he plunges into a busy September a ...

16 states want EPA power plant rules to be tabled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign to stop President Barack Obama's sweeping emissions limits on power plants began taking shape Wednesday, as 16 states asked the government to put the rules on hold while a Senate panel moved to block them. West Virginia ...

DOJ: Unconstitutional to keep people from sleeping in public places

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is opposing a law in Idaho's biggest city that makes it a crime for homeless people to sleep in public places. The department says the Boise ordinance unconstitutionally punishes people for being homeless. At ...


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