Longtime Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Coleman won't seek fifth term

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:12
By Jo Ingles COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said on Tuesday he would not seek a fifth term next year as mayor of Ohio's capital and most populous city. Coleman, 60, a Democrat first elected in 1999, was included this month in Ebony magazine's "Power 100" list of the most influential African-Americans. "I am eternally grateful to the people of Columbus for electing me to the best job in the world," Coleman…
Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake: Senate Democrat
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:12
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday the Democratic Party had made a political mistake by pushing for Obamacare. New York Senator Charles Schumer, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, said that after passing a stimulus package to jumpstart the economy during the economic downturn, Democrats "put all of our focus on the wrong problem" by turning to President Barack Obama's healthcare reform effort,…
Schumer: Democrats shouldn't have passed health care
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:07
Senator Chuck Schumer, D-New York, criticized the Obama administration for choosing to focus on health care reform in 2009, when Democrats had large majorities in both the House and Senate, and said instead it should have focused on jobs. "We were in the middle of a recession and people were hurting and said, 'What about me? I'm losing my job. It's not healthcare that bothers me. What about me? My income is declining and I…
Rep. Trey Gowdy will continue leading House Benghazi investigation
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:05
House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy will continue as chairman of the special committee House Republicans created last year to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Boehner chose the South Carolina Republican to lead the special committee last May after the release of emails that shed more light on the way the White House attempted to frame the discussion in the aftermath of the…
Democrats narrow 2016 convention choice to 3 cities
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:05
Democrats will choose between Columbus, New York and Philadelphia for their 2016 convention site, where they will formalize their nominee for president, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Monday. The DNC is looking at the weeks of July 18, July 25 and August 22, 2016 for the convention. Big announcement today about the DNC 2016 Convention: http://t.co/A0sO1jqvFSpic.twitter.com/nr3UD11yJA— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 24, 2014 "We're thrilled to move to the next step of…
Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:21
The grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the fatal shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in that it is rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment. In the more than 162,500 cases prosecuted by U.S. attorneys from 2009 to 2010,…
Sheldon Adelson met with Ted Cruz--what did he think of him for 2016?
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:04
The Republican party's most generous donor, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, met with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for two hours Monday morning, according to the New York Observer's Ken Kurson. While Adelson liked Cruz, Kurson reports that the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation found Cruz "too right wing" and felt he would be a longshot for the Republican nomination. Adelson spent at least $100 million in 2012, much of it trying to elect a…
John Dickerson: Obama expects dings from his successor...but will he really be able to take it?
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:04
This article originally appeared on Slate. President Obama expects to get a few dings from his successor and he doesn't mind it. He told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he understands that the next Democratic presidential nominee will need to distance herself from him. The next candidate will want an opportunity to describe what he or she believes in and the public wants to inhale what Obama called "that new car smell." Let the Olfactory Primary begin!…
Delta CEO on holiday travel, rising fares and immigration reform
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:03
November 25, 2014, 8:32 AM|Forty-six million Americans are expected to travel this holiday week and more than 3.5 million will fly. Even with the dramatic drop in gas and oil prices, air fare prices are up 1 percent, averaging about $327 a ticket. Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss rising fares and why Delta spoke out about immigration reform.
Presidential Medal of Freedom winners honored at White House
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:02
November 25, 2014, 7:50 AM|The president awarded the highest civilian honor to 19 people, including Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw, Alvin Ailey and Ethel Kennedy. Gayle King reports.

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