AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:59 -0400 Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:45:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/17/EU-Ukraine-Diplomacy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU-Ukraine-Diplomacy c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:272a GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:07:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/17/US--Health.Care.Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Care.Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27cd WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections. Little government response to bombing a year later Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:01:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/17/US--Boston.Marathon-Political.Response/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Boston.Marathon-Political.Response c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27ce BOSTON (AP) — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action. Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:38:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Minimum.Wage-The.Uncovered/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Minimum.Wage-The.Uncovered c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2303 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Senate-West.Virginia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-West.Virginia c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:22ac CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama. Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:43:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US-Supreme-Court-Political-Speech/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Supreme-Court-Political-Speech c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:200e WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:50:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2092 OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. A year after background check defeat, modest goals Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:21:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Gun.Control-Congress/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Gun.Control-Congress c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:200f WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. Freight train industry to miss safety deadline Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:08:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/17/US--Train.Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Train.Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:25cf WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. Consumer groups win appeal to reveal Company Doe Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:09:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Product.Safety.Database-Challenge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Product.Safety.Database-Challenge c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:23a3 WASHINGTON (AP) — We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death. Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Health.Care.Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Health.Care.Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:23d8 WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Clinton White House documents to be released Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Clinton.Documents/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Clinton.Documents c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:22ae WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:50:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US-United-States-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-United-States-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2240 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:13:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Obama-Republicans-Immigration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Republicans-Immigration c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:24dc WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Abortion-North.Dakota/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Abortion-North.Dakota c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:21f3 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/EU--Kerry-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_EU--Kerry-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:23d7 GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:09:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US-Obama-Clemency/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Clemency c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Jill.Biden-GI.Bill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Jill.Biden-GI.Bill c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2093 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:03:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US-Voter-ID-Arkansas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Voter-ID-Arkansas c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2308 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month. House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:10:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/04/16/US--Political.Money/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Political.Money c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.