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NYC Mayor de Blasio pushes liberal agenda

[caption id="attachment_27713" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, delivering one of the most important speeches of his young administration, on Monday outlined his vision for New York and offered a ...

Utah proposal outlines transgender bathroom use

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prevent transgender students from using bathroom facilities of their choice, joining a debate playing out in a handful of other states sparked by a California law that broke new ground on transgender rig ...

Advocates for the poor think Jerry Brown just won't spend enough

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, once perceived as a paragon of California liberalism, finds himself accused of disregarding California's impoverished at a time when President Obama is warning of the expanding inequality between rich and poor in Ameri ...

Bridgegate flares up again

[caption id="attachment_20640" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]TRENTON, N.J. - The lawyer for a former official of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who oversaw the September lane closures at the George Washington Br ...

NYC mayor will not appeal stop and frisk ruling

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration filed court papers Thursday seeking to drop an appeal of a judge's decision ordering major reforms to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy. The papers filed in the 2nd U.S. Circu ...

Liberal mayor flubs first snowstorm

NEW YORK - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, wh ...

Texas executes man despite opposition from Obama admin

[caption id="attachment_29277" align="alignright" width="300"] Slain police officer Ray Gaddis[/caption]HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pr ...

Wendy Davis defends enhanced life story; attacks Republican

AUSTIN -- Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis, faced with questions about the compelling life story that's a cornerstone of her campaign for governor, went on the offensive Monday against Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, her expected opponent in Nove ...

Group proposes ballot measure requiring pre-marriage education

A proposed ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to take a mandatory pre-marriage education classes, officials said. The Colorado Marriage Education Act would require first time brides- and grooms-to-be to receive 10 hours of pre-weddin ...

Missouri lawmakers push bill to allow firing squad executions

Some lawmakers in Missouri say they want to allow the state to execute death row inmates by firing squad. Current law in Missouri allows for execution by lethal injection or gas. A bill before the Missouri House would allow executions to be conducted ...


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