AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:33:00 -0500 Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:10:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/27/US--Obama-Thanksgiving/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Thanksgiving c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6746 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service. Justice sent home after heart stent implanted Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:19:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/27/US-Supreme-Court-Ginsburg/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Supreme-Court-Ginsburg c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-685e WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:12:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/27/US-Southern-Democrats-Comeback/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Southern-Democrats-Comeback c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6797 ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites. Presidents pick up the check for their meals Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:03:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/27/US--Obama-No.Free.Lunch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-No.Free.Lunch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-685f WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:53:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US-Obama-Turkey-Pardon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Turkey-Pardon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6d0f WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table. Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:08:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US-Hillary-Clinton-Above-the-Fray/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Hillary-Clinton-Above-the-Fray c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7069 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest. Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US-Immigration-Business/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Immigration-Business c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7068 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks. US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:27:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US--Obama-Smog/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Smog c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7067 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more. Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:37:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/APFN-US-MED--Ebola.Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_APFN-US-MED--Ebola.Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6bfa WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:02:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/27/US-Immigration-Benefits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Immigration-Benefits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-685d WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US-Health-Overhaul-Consumers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Health-Overhaul-Consumers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-76bf WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7859 CHICAGO (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts." Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US--Obama-No.Free.Lunch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-No.Free.Lunch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6e28 WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:45:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US-Supreme-Court-Ginsburg/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Supreme-Court-Ginsburg c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6f3d WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/26/US--Immigration-Benefits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration-Benefits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6e78 WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:41:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US-Obama-Ferguson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Ferguson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-75e3 CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager. A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:03:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US-Ferguson-What_s-Next-Q-_-A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Ferguson-What_s-Next-Q-_-A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7a2b WASHINGTON (AP) — A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision. Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:43:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US--Ferguson-Holder/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Ferguson-Holder c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-743f WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Tough to make a case against police in shootings Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:29:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US--Ferguson-Deadly.Force/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Ferguson-Deadly.Force c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7849 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case. Judge: FEC improperly narrowed disclosure rules Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:59:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/11/25/US-FEC-Disclosure/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-FEC-Disclosure c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-743c WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission impermissibly narrowed disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications, the political ads that run close to an election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.