Another Republican to enter US presidential race

Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:51 Written by
Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker addresses supporters during a dinner at the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaRepublican Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who earned national attention for his protracted battle with labor unions, took the first step Thursday
Chris Christie looks to John McCain for campaign model
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:43 Written by
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- There is little doubt that most of the voters in New Hampshire who have met Chris Christie like him, and more than a few who have attended his campaign events have told CBS News some variation of "I like him because he's telling it like it is," which is, in fact, his campaign message. At the Pink Cadillac Diner in Rochester Thursday, one voter leaned over to her friend seated next…
J.J. Abrams, Spielberg, Katzenberg Power Hillary Clinton Super PAC to $15.6 Million in Six Months
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:37 Written by
Other donors to Priorities USA Action include billionaire financier George Soros and media mogul Haim Saban The super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton has raised $15.6 million in six months. The numbers, which will be disclosed when the group Priorities USA Action files its statements, include donations from billionaire financier George Soros and Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The group’s chief strategist and co-chairman Guy Cecil said on Twitter that $12.5 million…
Jim Webb Jumps Into Presidential Race
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:36 Written by
Former Virginia senator and author Jim Webb will officially seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced on Thursday, acknowledging that he will face an uphill battle against Hillary Clinton. "After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States,” he wrote in a more than 2,000-word statement posted on his campaign website. The letter highlighted Webb’s military experience. He served in the U.S.
New Clinton Emails Reveal Hillary Fought for Gay Rights As Early As 2009
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:31 Written by
Late Tuesday, the State Department made 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails accessible to the public, and with those documents came some exciting news: Clinton’s interest in and support of the LGBT community dates back much further than her famous 2011 United Nations speech. "Being LGBT does not make you less human," she proudly proclaimed four years ago. "And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” While Clinton…
Jim Webb says he's running for president
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:31 Written by
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said in an email to supporters Thursday that he will run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. "After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States," said the email. Unlike his fellow candidates on both sides of the aisle, Webb opted for a lengthy email outlining his policy positions rather than a splashy rally to introduce himself…
U.S. Blocks Weapon Deliveries To The Only Force That Has Proven It Can Beat ISIS
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:28 Written by
While the Kurdish militia YPG again booked a victory in its fight against Islamic State in northern Syria, news broke that the Obama administration is blocking weapon deliveries to the Kurds by the Arab allies of the U.S.. YPG announced on Wednesday that it is now in full control of the area around the strategically important border town of Tel Abyad in Syria. Last week, YPG succeeded in driving Islamic State out of Tel Abyad…
War with Isis: If the US wants to destroy the group, it will need to train Syrians and Iraqis
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:28 Written by
Britain, however, is only dropping bombs on Isis targets in Iraq, using Tornado aircraft or drones in a campaign that began in September. The UK also has troops in Iraq advising the army as well as Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, and is supplying some equipment to the Kurds. That aerial campaign has continued without pause ever since. In Syria, the US has backing from Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates but is nonetheless carrying
Report: NY's Stefanik raises more from Puerto Rico than any member of Congress
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:27 Written by
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik raised more money this year from donors in Puerto Rico -- a cash-strapped U.S. territory -- than any other member of Congress, according to a report from a watchdog group. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, represents the 21st Congressional District in Northern New York that stretches from Jefferson County to the Vermont and Canadian border. But she relied on Puerto Rico for a significant share of her campaign cash in the
Supreme Court Ruling Preserves Key Fair Housing Tool
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:26 Written by
A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of "disparate impact," an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard. The majority opinion held that housing discrimination under the nation’s 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA) occurs by effect — as well as by intent. Writing the decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy concluded, “[S]ince the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and…
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