AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:05:09 -0400 Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:29:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US--Congress-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e32 WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. Glossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:31:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US-World-of-Trouble/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-World-of-Trouble c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e31 President Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and many of its coalition allies are fighting does not stop there. Violent radicals inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden pepper the map from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic. Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:26:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US--Senate-Mississippi/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-Mississippi c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3f61 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran. At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US-Obama-Climate-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Climate-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-411a WASHINGTON (AP) — Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year. House GOP repackages election-year bills Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:04:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--House-Republicans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--House-Republicans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4066 WASHINGTON (AP) — In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama's health law. As before, they stand no chance of becoming law. GOP holds Hagan to standard she used in 2008 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:44:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US-Senate-North-Carolina-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Senate-North-Carolina-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e30 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president. Court ruling won't end Kansas Senate dispute Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:41:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US-Senate-Kansas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Senate-Kansas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3ea4 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic leaders in Kansas face another legal battle aimed at forcing them to pick a new U.S. Senate candidate, after the state Supreme Court removed their nominee from the ballot in a move that could hurt three-term incumbent Pat Roberts and Republican hopes for a Senate majority. Options for protection come with flu season Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:49:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/19/US-MED-Flu-Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-MED-Flu-Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e09 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:35:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Midterm.Elections-Birth.Control/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Midterm.Elections-Birth.Control c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-41a5 WASHINGTON (AP) — When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul. Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Congress-Rape.Backlog.Bill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Rape.Backlog.Bill c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-40ae WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases. Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:19:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US-Senate-Candidates-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Senate-Candidates-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-451f WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president. Obama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:11:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Obama-Congress-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Congress-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4040 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group. Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:57:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Congress-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-451e WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. House veterans divided on Syria measure Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:42:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Vets-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Vets-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-437c WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state. Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:34:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Senate-Kansas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-Kansas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-40fb TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority. New lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate race Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:32:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--Senate-Kansas-New.Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-Kansas-New.Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-402e TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate. Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US--United.States-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-451d WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Intelligence director disputes allegations he lied Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:30:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US-Intelligence-Clapper/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Intelligence-Clapper c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-445a WASHINGTON (AP) — James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers. US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:50:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/EU--Dempsey-Syrian.Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU--Dempsey-Syrian.Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-43bc PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/09/18/US-MED-Flu-Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-MED-Flu-Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-441b WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.