Politics

Former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns Amid Controversy Over Security Breaches

Julia Pierson, the first woman to hold the position as the director of the U.S. Secret Service, has officially resigned following a string of security lapses.
Barack Obama

Obama Memorandum Decreases Refugee Visas for Latin Americans, But Issues New Method for Central American Countries

President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum that would allow children from various regions, including Central America, to apply for asylum for the 2015 fiscal year.
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Eva Longoria Sets Political Sights on November Elections, 'Lame-Duck Congress,' a Latina President and More

Celebrity and political activist Eva Longoria has her sights set on the midterm elections and beyond.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney at City Hall to announce reauthorization of Debbie Smith Act, Oct. 1, 2014

Anti-Rape Law Reauthorized for Five More Years

New York Congreswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced on Wednesday that President Obama had just signed into law an extension of the Debbie Smith Act, a law that provides hundreds of millions of dollars to address the nationwide backlog of untested rape kits.
Maria Magdalena Hernandez, member of Make the Road New York

Minimum Wage Increase New York 2014: Women Leaders Call on NY State to Raise Pay

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was raising the minimum wage for workers at city-subsidized projects, women leaders rallied on Long Island on Tuesday to call for lawmakers to increase the state's minimum wage.
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Obamacare Subsidies Invalid in States Not Running State-Based Health Insurance Exchange, Oklahoma Federal Judge Rules

An Oklahoma federal judge ruled against the federal government providing health care subsidies. The health subsidies were in the form of tax credits from the IRS as a result of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Chris Christie

2016 Presidential Election Odds: Hillary Clinton Gains in Garden State Poll as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Job Approval Rating Slips

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received one of his lowest approval ratings ever by fellow New Jersey residents, and his potential presidential bid doesn't appear positive against Hillary Clinton.
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Hispanic Advocacy Groups Prepared for Voters to Skip Election Day, Cause Favored Politicians to Lose

The National Council de La Raza and other Hispanic advocacy groups are telling politicians not to blame Hispanic voters if they skip Election Day and cause their defeat at the polls.
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US Mayors Agree to 'Support and Welcome' Refugee Central American Children

A dozen mayors of U.S. cities have agreed to support immigrant children from Central American seeking refuge.
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Bolivia Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Fights One of Latin America's Highest Rates of Violence Against Women, Femicide

Recently, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera announced his plan to combat violence against women in his country, which reportedly has some of the highest rates of male violence in Latin America.

Mitt Romney Says 'We'll See What Happens' About Making Another Presidential Run

Although Mitt Romney has adamantly denied that he will make a third attempt to run for president, the former Massachusetts governor changed his tone when recently asked about his political aspirations.
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United Nations General Assembly: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tackles 'Brazen Lies' by Islamic Militants, Hamas and Iran

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly to refute the "brazen lies" spoken by other world leaders at the same UN podium.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Bans Plastic Bags in Stores: Grocers Must Sell Reusable Bags for at Least 10 Cents Each

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill creating a ban against single-use plastic bags in various retail venues.
New York City Council holds oversight hearing on unaccompanied minors

'It’s Heartbreaking' Says Immigration Judge, As Children Younger Than Five Appear in Court Without Legal Representation

Lawmakers, experts and advocates met to try to understand the problems facing unaccompanied children that have arrived in New York and what the city can do to help them.
Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz '90 Percent' Running for President, Says 'Adviser' But Denies Claim on Social Media

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has denied claims he's running for U.S. president in 2016, despite reports stating otherwise.
House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner 'Absolutely' Confident GOP Can Support Immigration Reform But Cautions Against Executive Action

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, has yet to introduce the U.S. Senate's bipartisan immigration legislation to the House, but he revealed the Republican Party could support immigration reform.
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Ohio 2014 Election Early Voting Shut Down by Supreme Court Decision, Shortened to 28 Days

Less than a day Ohioans before were scheduled to start early voting for this year's election, the U.S. Supreme Court voted along ideological lines to halt the procedure.
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz Says His Father Helped Him Believe in Faith

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shared another side of himself on Friday, providing the seldom heard details of his rough childhood.
Guantanamo Bay Facility Continues To Serve As Detention Center For War Detainees

Closing of Guantanamo Bay Prison Slowed by Lack of Signatures From Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Despite President Barack Obama's campaign promise to close Guantanamo Bay, the removal of prisoners from the United States military prison is at a crawl as the Pentagon slowly approves transfers.
Ted Cruz Values Voter Summit

Sen. Ted Cruz Jokes About Immigration, White House Fence Jumper, Wins Values Voter Straw Poll

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won laughs and a straw poll at the annual Family Research Council Action's Values Voter Summit, a Christian conservative forum for citizens who want to "preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government".
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