AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:14 -0400 Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:37:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Immigration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6f0e WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:18:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Blackwater.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Blackwater.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7177 WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/29/US-United-States-Russia-Nuclear-Arms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Russia-Nuclear-Arms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6dff WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:12:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Obama-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7100 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--United.States-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-708d WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. Medicare's own health looking better, report says Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:43:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Social-Security-Medicare/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Social-Security-Medicare c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-708e WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:13:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Obama-Exporting-Pollution-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Exporting-Pollution-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71cb BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:29:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Obama-Young-Africans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Young-Africans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71a5 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women. US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-United-States-Israel/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Israel c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-709c WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:38:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Congress-Airfares-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congress-Airfares- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6fe7 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. Ernst back from military training to Senate race Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:49:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Senate-Iowa-Ernst/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-Iowa-Ernst c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6f64 URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:52:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--United.States-India-Confused.Congressman/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-India-Confused.Congressman c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6ea2 WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:57:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Israel-American-Teen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Israel-American-Teen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6ea1 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem. Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:07:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Israel-Boehner/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Israel-Boehner c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6f94 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration. FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:06:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Southwest.Airlines-Fine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Southwest.Airlines-Fine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7001 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:29:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--United.States-North.Korea-Sanctions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-North.Korea-Sanctions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6ec3 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency. Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:27:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Impeachment-Stakes-Analysis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Impeachment-Stakes-Analysis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7213 WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:18:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US-Veterans-Health-Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Veterans-Health-Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71f3 WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:46:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Obama-Exporting.Pollution-5.Things.to.Know/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Exporting.Pollution-5.Things.to.Know c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71c5 As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:09:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/28/US--Obama-Exporting.Pollution-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Exporting.Pollution-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71c2 NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.