AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:45:12 -0400 Obama again faces Congress question on Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:27:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Obama-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:35a3 WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:18:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--United.States-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:339c WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:11:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-Obama-Immigration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Immigration c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:35f5 WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:05:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Common.Core-Jindal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Common.Core-Jindal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:35f4 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign. US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:37:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/28/US--Islamic.State-Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Islamic.State-Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:378a WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:31:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Economic.Forecast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Economic.Forecast c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:33e9 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year. Blackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:14:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Blackwater.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Blackwater.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3443 WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians. US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:30:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-Immigration-Asylum/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Immigration-Asylum c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:35f6 WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:21:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Perry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Perry c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3732 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues. Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:36:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-Midterms-Primary-Rdp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Midterms-Primary-Rdp c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3307 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office. Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:23:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Primary.Election-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Primary.Election-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3324 WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights: Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-FBI-Official-Disability-Suit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-FBI-Official-Disability-Suit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:346f WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:30:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Iowa.Legislator-Campaign.Concealment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Iowa.Legislator-Campaign.Concealment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:34fb DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucuses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. TV station pulls anti-Shaheen ads off air Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:42:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Senate-New.Hampshire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-New.Hampshire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3573 WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot. Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Texas.Female.Voters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Texas.Female.Voters c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3574 PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November. US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:42:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/AS--Afghanistan-Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--Afghanistan-Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:32c0 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:50:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-United-States-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Russia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3514 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:52:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Arizona.Primary-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Arizona.Primary-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:31c4 PHOENIX (AP) — State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand. Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:56:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/AS--United.States-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--United.States-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2bed WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army." Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:23:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Army-Sexual.Assault/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Army-Sexual.Assault c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3464 WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday.