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  • Supreme Court takes up Idaho Medicaid challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide whether private sector health care providers can force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with the rising cost of services. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from Idaho, which wants to overturn a...

  • High court to hear Ohio child abuse case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear Ohio's appeal of a court ruling that threw out the child abuse conviction of a Cleveland man. The justices agreed Thursday to hear arguments about whether Darius Clark must be given a new trial. The Ohio Supreme Court voted 4-3 to throw out the...

  • Court to consider rules on judicial campaign cash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will resolve a growing debate over whether states that elect judges can stop candidates from directly seeking campaign contributions. In a case that could affect hundreds of judicial races around the country, the justices will hear an appeal...

  • No action from high court on gay marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The gay marriage cases are not among cases the court agreed to hear in its term that begins next week. The justices are expected Monday to turn away appeals in hundreds of...

  • Justices to review Arizona districting commission

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state's congressional districting map. Arizona voters created an independent redistricting commission in 2000 in an effort to take politics out of the process. But the GOP-led state legislature...

  • Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of Wisconsin's voter identification law are asking the Supreme Court to keep officials from enforcing it in the November election. Legal papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court say there's not enough time to implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before...

  • Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president. White House officials say Pierson's undoing was not telling President Barack Obama about a Sept. 16 incident in...

  • China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Wang Yi stopped in Washington after...

  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other...

  • Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama "concluded new...

  • US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with...

  • Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created the piece as a compilation of American faces after...

  • Obama dines with fundraising contest winners

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is breaking bread in Washington with two women who won a fundraising contest to help Democratic Senate candidates. The prize is dinner with Obama. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee identified the winners as Hannah Banks, an architect from the...

  • Not guilty plea for man in White House incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. A lawyer for defendant Omar J. Gonzalez, David Bos, entered the plea on his client's behalf in a 20-minute proceeding...

  • Hagel: Military medical system 'average'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities. Hagel released findings of a 90-day review of the entire...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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