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Michigan, White House discuss federal money for bankrupt Detroit: report

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:30
(Reuters) - Michigan officials and President Barack Obama's Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit's retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million would be earmarked for Detroit, reducing the $500 million the city's emergency manager,…
Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:15
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to sign off on any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed…
Bill signed allows snap inspections of Arizona abortion clinics
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:01
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to sign off on any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed…
Faith leaders eye House GOP for final immigration push
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:48
April 15, 2014, 5:33 PM|President Obama hosted a meeting at the White House with faith leaders from around the country.
Dem lawmakers: Keystone will worsen climate change
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:48
Large sections of oil pipeline lie next to a family farm in Sumner, Texas. STORY HIGHLIGHTSWriters: Review of Keystone XL pipeline information shows it's not in the national interestThey say tar sands oil spews 17% more greenhouse gas than crude oil refined in the U.S. Writers: Report acknowledges tar sands oil from Keystone could worsen climate changeOil companies will need even more pipelines to reach their goals, they say
Senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive. A group of senators on Tuesday wrote to Delphi Chief Executive Officer Rodney O'Neal, asking for information about whether the parts supplier pushed back against GM after the automaker apparently did not accept a proposed fix to the switches. "It is our understanding that a fix was proposed…
US jobless rate 'little changed' at 7.2% as recovery stays on sluggish pace
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:31
The US added just 148,000 new jobs in September as employers appear to have cut back on hiring ahead of Washington's budget battle. The report, delayed by the government shutdown, fell short of forecasts but the unemployment rate dipped to 7.2%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expected a payroll gain of 180,000 jobs for the month – up from 169,000 jobs added in August – and for the unemployment rate to stay at 7.3%.…
What's at stake in 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:30
STORY HIGHLIGHTSControl of the Senate is the big story in November's midterm electionsSenate Democrats face a difficult task of maintaining controlRepublicans are likely to keep the HouseRepublican success could be determined, in part, by outrage over Obamacare Washington (CNN) -- Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it. With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the…
Fired up and ready to go in 2014?
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:30
DCCC and NRCC Chairs Reps. Steve Israel and Greg Walden on chances of getting members of their party elected in 2014.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
2014 midterms: What's at stake
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:30
STORY HIGHLIGHTSControl of the Senate is the big story in November's midterm electionsSenate Democrats face a difficult task of maintaining controlRepublicans are likely to keep the HouseRepublican success could be determined, in part, by outrage over Obamacare Washington (CNN) -- Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it. With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the…
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