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Democratic support for Clinton at lowest since 2012: Reuters poll
News ImagePresidential candidate Hillary Clinton's support among Democrats has dropped to its lowest point since Reuters/Ipsos began polling on her chances of winning the party's nomination for the 2016 election almost three years ago. Clinton has suffered a steady erosion in the number of people in opinion polls who see her as trustworthy as controversy has grown over her use of a private email account when she served as America's top diplomat. The Reuters/Ipsos survey, a rolling poll taken over the previous five days, put Clinton at 45 percent, with Sanders at 25 percent.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:21:34 -0400
Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama
News ImagePlanned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization's handling of aborted fetal tissue. The reproductive-health organization took similar legal action earlier this week in Louisiana, which also plans to terminate its contract with Planned Parenthood to provide medical services to low-income residents. Planned Parenthood, joined in the suit by the American Civil Liberties Union, said in court filings that Alabama's Republican governor illegally terminated its contract to provide health services under Medicaid, a federal and state healthcare program for the poor.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:47:24 -0400
Best president ever! How Trump's love of hyperbole could backfire
News ImageBy Emily Flitter and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Manhattan real estate lawyer Jon Mechanic remembers the summer day a decade ago when Donald Trump gave him a tour of a vacant retail space inside the Trump Tower on a glittering stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Mechanic still has a copy of Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal," which the billionaire inscribed during the visit: "To the greatest real estate lawyer in the world, best wishes, Donald." Anyone who has witnessed Trump's meteoric surge to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field is familiar with that style of Trump Talk - a mix of bullish optimism and hyperbole. While his competitors gravely list the countrys ills, Trump tells voters how fantastic everything is going to be once he's president.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:39:35 -0400
Biden backers eye gay support, money for presidential bid
News ImageBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden, who endorsed same-sex marriage before Hillary Clinton, decides to run for president. Draft Biden, the outside Super PAC that is laying the groundwork for a run, believes it can tap into a disproportionately large number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) members of the Democratic fundraising pool to support Biden instead of the former secretary of state. Gays and lesbians were a critical part of President Barack Obama's coalition in 2008 and 2012.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:36:06 -0400
What I saw visiting post-Katrina New Orleans with President Bush
George W. Bush says criticism over his response to Katrina was the worst moment of my presidency. Holly Bailey was there when he finally landed on the ground in New Orleans. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:40:37 -0400
High-tech policing: Do cities need Big Brother to lower crime?
In so enthusiastically embracing crime-fighting technology, the Camden County police department has become an example of a dystopian policing experiment that may have grown too big, too fast to understand its side effects. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:23:24 -0400
As South Carolina debates Confederate flag, controversy spreads to other states that display it
News ImageEven if it is taken down at the South Carolina statehouse, the Confederate battle flag is still deeply entrenched in parts of the American South.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:54:27 -0400
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag
In a press conference Monday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds. The announcement comes days after the massacre of nine members of Charleston's historic Emanuel church by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric hosted a live stream of Gov. Haley's address and was joined for discussion by Morris Dees, co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jon Ward, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:50:05 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: Original documents and White House recordings
News ImageThe memos and audio used in the reporting of the Yahoo News documentary "Uniquely Nasty."
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:48:52 -0400
FAA Approves Use of First-Ever Paper Airplane Drone
News ImageUnder FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. This smartphone-controlled paper airplane -- also known as the PowerUp 3.0 -- has a flight time of 5 to 10 minutes and a range of 180 feet, according to the company. The petition for exemption for the PowerUp 3.0 was filed by Peter Sachs, a lawyer with a concentration in drone law and pilot who wants to use the paper airplane drone to take aerial videos and photos.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:03 -0400
Hillary Clinton Compares GOP Stance on Women's Health to Terrorists' Views
News ImageHillary Clinton compared her Republican rivals views on womens health issues to those of terrorist groups in a Cleveland speech today. Extreme views about women, we expect them from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who dont want to live in the modern world, but its a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies, Clinton said. "I would like these Republican candidates to look the mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer or the teenager who didn't get pregnant because she has access to contraception," Clinton told the crowd.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:17:00 -0400
Gunman Wearing Afghan Military Uniform Kills 2 American Troops
News ImageTwo American service members were killed after an attacker wearing an Afghan National Defense and Security Force uniform opened fire on their vehicle in Helmand province early this morning, military officials announced.Members of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission returned fire, wounding the attacker and another person in the same Afghan uniform.Afghan Car Bombing Kills at Least 12, Including 3 Americans13,000 Afghan Security Forces Killed in Last Three YearsThe Associated Press reported that there was an argument between a U.S. Army officer and foreign soldiers before the shooting began. ...
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:32:15 -0400
Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
News ImageMINNEAPOLIS (AP) In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:37:41 -0400
Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:18:23 -0400
Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:13:20 -0400
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