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Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails
News ImageBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. The State Department said it will review the emails provided by Clinton "using a normal process that guides such releases." "We will undertake this review as quickly as possible. Clinton's tweeted statement came hours after a congressional committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, issued subpoenas for her emails.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:07:47 -0500
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
News ImageBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard 85 minutes of arguments in the case brought by conservative opponents of the law who contend its tax credits aimed at helping people afford medical insurance should not be available in most states. A ruling favoring the challengers could cripple the law dubbed Obamacare, the president's signature domestic policy achievement. Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, raised concerns to lawyers on both sides about the possible negative impact on states if the government loses the case, suggesting he could back the Obama administration.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:19:23 -0500
Hillary Clinton's focus on women's pay may resonate broadly: poll
News ImageBy Amanda Becker and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016. Fifty-one percent of respondents said the U.S. government should be doing more to encourage equal pay, the online poll of 2,348 adults from Feb. 27 to March 3 showed. Broken down by political party, 67 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Republicans said the federal government should be playing a more active role, according to the poll. The broad interest in pay equality may indicate why Clinton, the presumed Democratic presidential front-runner, has chosen to highlight gender during recent appearances.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:14:52 -0500
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL approval
News ImageBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it. The Senate mustered just 62 votes in favor of overriding the veto, short of the two-thirds needed. Thirty-seven senators voted to sustain Obama's veto. The Senate action means the House of Representatives will not vote on override.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:24:53 -0500
Majority of Americans now support marijuana legalization, survey shows
News ImageFor the first time, the General Social Survey shows that a majority of Americans support the legalization of cannabis.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:40:26 -0500
'It was him': Day 1 of the Boston Marathon bombing trial
News ImageThe trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Wednesday. Follow Yahoo News' live coverage from inside the courtroom.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:04:57 -0500
In deep red Georgia, Republicans consider raising taxes to pay for roads
Neglected bridges and roads are in urgent need of repair, and the tough winters of this year and last have only made the problem worse and amplified the need to ease congestion. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:35 -0500
Benghazi committee subpoenas Hillary Clinton's emails
The House Select Committee on Benghazi subpoenaed Hillary Clinton Wednesday for all personal email correspondence related to the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:28:22 -0500
Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved Obamacare in 2012, stays quiet this time
Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved President Barack Obamas health care overhaul three years ago by unexpectedly joining the liberal wing of the court, stayed largely silent in oral arguments Wednesday on a new challenge that could deal a mortal blow to the law. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:45:15 -0500
Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling Prompts People to Give the Other Finger on Twitter
The hashtag #LuvUAlabama blew up this afternoon after Star Trek actor George Takei urged people on social media to respond to the court's decision by raising their ring fingers in support of gay marriage. Justin Murdock tweeted a photo with his husband showing off their ring fingers after they tied the knot in West Virginia. The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a ruling Tuesday night, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:05:00 -0500
Ferguson Report: Rampant Racism and Other Scathing Findings From Probe
News ImageThe Department of Justice today released its investigation of the Ferguson police, which found a pattern and practice of discriminatory policing. The report includes seven racist emails sent by Ferguson officers. In its review, the Justice Department also found 161 use of force complaints against the Ferguson police from 2010 to 2014. "A community where local authorities consistently approached law enforcement not as a means for protecting public safety, but as a way to generate revenue.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:05:00 -0500
Scopes That Spread UCLA 'Superbug' Were Awaiting FDA Clearance
News ImageThe manufacturer of the scopes that spread a drug-resistant "superbug" to seven California patients had tweaked the scopes' design and was selling them without federal permission to do so, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Seven people have become infected with the drug-resistant "superbug" known as CRE at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after undergoing endoscopy procedures, and CRE may have played a role in two of those patients' deaths, hospital officials said in February, adding that 179 people were exposed to the germ at UCLA. The scopes -- called duodenoscopes, which are inserted by mouth to access patients' small intestine, the pancreas and the liver -- were new and had only been in use since June, health officials said last month. The hospital said it traced the bacteria back to two endoscopes manufactured by Olympus Corporation of the Americas.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:05:00 -0500
Private email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:17:11 -0500
Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails
WASHINGTON (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:15:37 -0500
House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:21 -0500
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