AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:44:18 -0400 Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:57:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Carter-Military.Enlistment.Standards/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Carter-Military.Enlistment.Standards c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-5a6 ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs. AP source: US moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:16:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US-Menendez-Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Menendez-Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-3c8 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/Iran-Nuclear.Talks-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_Iran-Nuclear.Talks-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7ea6 Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time. Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:27:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/EU--Iran-Nuclear.Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU--Iran-Nuclear.Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-582 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:21:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Kennedy.Institute/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Kennedy.Institute c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-60b BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Brokers-Stricter.Rules/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Brokers-Stricter.Rules c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-5a7 NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. 4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:21:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Brokers-Stricter.Rules-Tips/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Brokers-Stricter.Rules-Tips c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-53f Can your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers. Clinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive' Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:42:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--DEM.2016-Clinton-Israel/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Clinton-Israel c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-430 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the former secretary of state during the weekend. Obama to make first visit to Kenya as president Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:48:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US-Obama-Kenya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Kenya c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-499 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth. High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:50:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Supreme.Court-Sex.Offender/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Sex.Offender c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-407 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life. Clinton email dustup latest in 'delete, erase' era of gov't Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:10:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Saving.History/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Saving.History c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-5a5 WASHINGTON (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:23:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US-Brokers-Stricter-Rules-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Brokers-Stricter-Rules-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-540 NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:15:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--NSA.Surveillance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--NSA.Surveillance c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-5a4 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits. Obama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:16:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US-Obama-Kennedy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Kennedy c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-5a3 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years. Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:31:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/29/US--GOP.2016-Fiorina/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Fiorina c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-90d WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton. Court says lawyer's brief absence doesn't merit a retrial Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:38:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Supreme.Court-Absent.Lawyer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Absent.Lawyer c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-45f WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Michigan man convicted of murder and armed robbery does not deserve a new trial even though his lawyer was absent for 10 minutes during the original trial. High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:01:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Supreme.Court-Kansas.Capital.Cases/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-Kansas.Capital.Cases c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-4b3 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas' appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple. Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:44:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/30/US--Supreme.Court-School.Clothing.Flap/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Supreme.Court-School.Clothing.Flap c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-4b2 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. O'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should share Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:21:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/29/US-DEM-2016-O_Malley/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-DEM-2016-O_Malley c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-9a2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House. Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:44:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/29/US--Black.Girls.Rock/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Black.Girls.Rock c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-a6f NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.