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  • Kansas judge OKs name change request of soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case

    A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

  • Legislative negotiators seek education resolution in Alaska

    House and Senate negotiators worked toward resolution Tuesday on an education package that sent the legislative session into overtime, nibbling away at points of possible agreement. While some lawmakers are eager to wrap things up, a key lawmaker said the process would not be rushed.

  • Jan Brewer vetoes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • Tom Cotton defends vote against farm bill

    Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • Stocks move higher as more earnings roll in

    The stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings. It's the longest winning streak since September.

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.

  • Chris Christie renews call for pension system reforms

    Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay more for retiree benefits than it will for benefits earned by active employees.

  • Obamacare's healthcare.gov flagged in Heartbleed review

    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration...

  • Bill Clinton's White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    President Obama is naming a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.

  • Marshal shoots defendant at Utah federal courthouse

    A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.

  • NYC comptroller questions oil company's NRA giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...

  • Durant hospital in Oklahoma agrees to settle health care fraud case

    A hospital in Durant and its parent company have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims alleging that an otolaryngologist billed the state's Medicaid program for unnecessary sinus surgeries performed on children.

  • Pat Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

  • New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

    Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren't giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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