AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:38:05 -0400 FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:30:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Flights.Cancelled-Israel-FAA/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Flights.Cancelled-Israel-FAA c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-c02 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:09:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Social.Security-Computer.Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Social.Security-Computer.Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b6b WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b6a LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:11:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US-United-States-Indonesia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Indonesia c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b68 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:44:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Rick.Perry-Tech.Fund/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Rick.Perry-Tech.Fund c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b96 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:17:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US-Senate-Georgia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Senate-Georgia c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-112f ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration. Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:44:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--US-Passports/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--US-Passports c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-cfe WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:30:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Flights.Canceled-Israel-Cruz/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Flights.Canceled-Israel-Cruz c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e3b WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:19:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Senator-Montana-Plagiarism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senator-Montana-Plagiarism c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b52 HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma. Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:18:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/24/US--Cruise.Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Cruise.Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-cfd WASHINGTON (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises. Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US-Senator-Montana-Plagiarism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Senator-Montana-Plagiarism c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e3a HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle' Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US-Social-Security-Computer-Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Social-Security-Computer-Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e6f WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency. This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal' Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:53:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-10a7 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite. Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Veterans.Affairs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Veterans.Affairs c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-101f WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for. Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Biden.NAACP.1st.Ld-Writethru/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Biden.NAACP.1st.Ld-Writethru c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-ef9 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections. House, Senate advance competing border proposals Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:15:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Immigration.Overload/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration.Overload c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1159 WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Immigration.Overload-Boehner/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Immigration.Overload-Boehner c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-efa WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America. Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:41:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US-Michigan-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Michigan-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-f3d LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems. Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:15:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US--Boehner-Congresswoman_s.Baby/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Boehner-Congresswoman_s.Baby c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-ea0 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition. US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:53:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/07/23/US-United-States-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e19 WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.