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Clinton to call for path to citizenship at Nevada campaign stop
News ImageBy Amanda Becker LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will announce at a Nevada campaign stop that she supports a full path to citizenship for undocumented workers as part of an overhaul of the U.S. immigration system. Clinton is scheduled to appear at a Las Vegas high school Tuesday afternoon during her third campaign trip in an early-voting state after declaring last month that she would be seeking the presidency in November 2016. Rancho High School, where Clinton will appear at a roundtable discussion, is less than 10 miles north of the famous Las Vegas strip of casinos. Clinton is expected to say in her remarks that a "true solution" to the country's immigration problems would include "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship", according to an advisory provided by a campaign aide.
Tue, 05 May 2015 06:17:52 -0400
Mike Huckabee looks to social conservatives to power 2016 bid
News ImageBy Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor and unabashed culture warrior, enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday facing competition for the support of social conservatives who backed him in 2008. The ex-governor of Arkansas, 59, became a national figure by staging an upset win in Iowa's kickoff nominating contest during his 2008 presidential bid. This time around other Republicans with national recognition have emerged as rivals for the role of leading crusader on social issues such as abortion rights and gay marriage. Polls show Huckabee's support among Republican voters is only in the single digits.
Tue, 05 May 2015 01:04:00 -0400
Bill Clinton defends charity, says won't give up paid speeches
News ImageBy Steve Holland and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he would continue to give paid speeches while his wife, Hillary Clinton, runs for president amid criticism of the income her family draws from people, including foreigners, with business before the U.S. government. He also said he may consider stepping down or taking "less of an executive role" at the Clinton Foundation should his wife become president. "I gotta pay our bills," Clinton told NBC News from Kenya when asked about his speeches, for which he sometimes charges more than $500,000, in an interview taped over the weekend. If I think there's something wrong with it, I don't take it." His decision to emerge from the sidelines and speak out about the Clinton Foundation reflects concerns about getting Hillary Clinton's campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination back on a sound footing after it took a pounding in recent weeks.
Mon, 04 May 2015 22:08:14 -0400
New York Senate leader Skelos, son charged with corruption
News ImageBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of criminal cases against politicians in the state's capital of Albany. Skelos, a 67-year-old Republican, and his 32-year-old son, Adam, were named in a six-count criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court that included charges of conspiracy and extortion. Prosecutors said Skelos pressured a real estate developer and an environmental technology company to pay his son more than $200,000 in exchange for his support on infrastructure and legislation.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:35:29 -0400
Garland shooting: Keynote speaker was on al-Qaida wanted list
News ImageGeert Wilders, who spoke at a controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, where two gunmen were killed Sunday night, was on an al-Qaida hit list that included Charlie Hebdo editor Stphane Charbonnier.
Mon, 04 May 2015 11:41:29 -0400
Carly Fiorina announces 2016 presidential run
The latest Republican candidate to join the 2016 race, Fiorina broke the news on Twitter just moments before making her official announcement on ABC's 'Good Morning America.' Mon, 04 May 2015 07:57:02 -0400
Could machine politics be the solution to Washingtons dysfunction?
You would think that in the week that the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could lead to the legalization of gay marriage across the country, Jonathan Rauch would be taking a victory lap of sorts. Sun, 03 May 2015 11:07:12 -0400
Behind the lines: An inside look at the protests on Baltimore's streets
The news Friday that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray culminates a week of protests and violence that have transfixed the city, country and much of the world. Fri, 01 May 2015 13:41:33 -0400
The Bernie Sanders Website: A Review
News ImageThursday afternoon, beneath a Hillary Clinton-shaped shadow, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:05:43 -0400
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life
News ImageAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:26:13 -0400
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy Foreigners
News ImageRepublicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest $500,000 in a job-creating business. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the committee chairman, said he viewed the findings of the Homeland Security Inspector General extremely concerning and said he will hold hearings Thursday to determine if further investigation is needed. The Inspector Generals investigation focused on the leadership of Alejandro Mayorkas, who served as director of the immigration program known as EB-5, an obscure but increasingly popular method for obtaining highly-sought-after American Green Cards. In late 2013, Mayorkas was promoted by President Obama to Deputy Secretary of the department over objections from Republicans who had already begun to hear rumblings of problems with his handling of the immigration program.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:41:00 -0400
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says
News ImageAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for allegedly walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl's attorney told ABC News today.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:21:43 -0400
Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
News ImageMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.
Tue, 05 May 2015 06:31:37 -0400
Clinton to discuss immigration reform in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is drawing an early distinction with Republicans on immigration reform, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress. Tue, 05 May 2015 06:02:20 -0400
White House Brief: Things to know about Mike Huckabee
ATLANTA (AP) Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him: Tue, 05 May 2015 03:18:58 -0400
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