AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:26:40 -0500 Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:36:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Killings.By.Police-Ferguson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Killings.By.Police-Ferguson c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3a84 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings. Email issue revives old questions about Clintons Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:13:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-DEM-2016-Clinton-Emails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-DEM-2016-Clinton-Emails c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:38db WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. 5 things to know about Clinton's State Department emails Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:26:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/04/US--DEM.2016-Clinton-Emails-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Clinton-Emails-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3cae WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials. Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:11:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-United-States-Israel-Netanyahu/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Israel-Netanyahu c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:37e7 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:07:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Congress-Homeland/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Homeland c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:37eb WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama: Congress delayed 'far too long' on Homeland Security Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:57:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/04/US--Obama-Homeland/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Homeland c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3ce3 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress delayed 'far too long' before passing a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech? Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:13:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Netanyahu-Fact.Check/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Netanyahu-Fact.Check c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3ae9 WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday. Pentagon calls Mosul briefing a mistake by CentCom Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:13:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-United-States-Mosul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Mosul c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3bce WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military officer's media briefing about plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul, including its expected timing, amounted to a mistaken disclosure of "military secrets," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension' Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-United-States-Israel-Democrats/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Israel-Democrats c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3b37 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got. Democrats upset with GOP effort to fast-track Iran bill Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:57:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/04/US--Congress-Iran/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Iran c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3d1e WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican effort to quickly pass legislation allowing congressional oversight on any Iran nuclear agreement is angering Democrats. Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:40:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Missouri.Auditor-Funeral/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Missouri.Auditor-Funeral c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3879 CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself. 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:20:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-Congress-Homeland-5-Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congress-Homeland-5-Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:37fb WASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Obama holds video talk with European leaders on Ukraine Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:49:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US-United-States-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:38a2 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders concerned about the conflict in eastern Ukraine have agreed to act quickly and collectively to impose additional costs on Russia for serious violations of a recent peace agreement or if Russian-backed separatists attempt to gain new territory. Senate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Congress-Labor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Labor c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3ab1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate moved Tuesday to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn' Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:57:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Michelle.Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Michelle.Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3855 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:14:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--United.States-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:393d WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday. Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal charges Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:58:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--RI.Statehouse.Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--RI.Statehouse.Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:38ec PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse. AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:04:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Airliners-Battery.Fires/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Airliners-Battery.Fires c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:37fc WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:51:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Obama-Israel/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Israel c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:3a4f WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:41:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/03/03/US--Congress-Foreign.Talkers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Foreign.Talkers c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:37e9 WASHINGTON (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus.