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Senate approves 'fast track' trade bill, measure goes to House

by Silver since 9 hours in Politics via foxnews.com

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global...

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Senate Vote Is a Victory for Obama on Trade, but a Tougher Test Awaits

Senate Vote Is a Victory for Obama on Trade, but a Tougher Test Awaits

by King since 11 hours in Politics via nytimes.com

Senator Mitch McConnell aligned with the president to push the deal, which would link 12 nations on either side of the Pacific into a trading bloc...

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Amid huge demand, MWD considers $350 million for more turf replacement

Amid huge demand, MWD considers $350 million for more turf replacement

by ChicoUser since 10 hours in Politics via latimes.com

Citing heavy demand for fake turf and other drought-tolerant landscaping, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is considering...

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Krauthammer: The release of Hillary's 296 emails is 'a farce'

by Silver since 9 hours in Politics via foxnews.com

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, called the release of Hillary Clinton's 296 emails relating to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya a "farce"...

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New law will force councils to merge services to improve adoption rates

New law will force councils to merge services to improve adoption rates

by iMan since 4 hours in Politics via theguardian.com

Schools and adoption bill will require local authorities to merge services in effort to increase pool of potential adopters and reduce waiting...

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Senate Blocks Bill on N.S.A. Surveillance

Senate Blocks Bill on N.S.A. Surveillance

by King since 7 hours in Politics via nytimes.com

The Republican-led Senate voted 57-42, short of the 60 votes needed, to move ahead on a House bill that would have ended the National Security...

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Senate Votes to Grant Obama Fast-Track Trade Power

Senate Votes to Grant Obama Fast-Track Trade Power

by Copper since 3 hours in Politics via nbcnews.com

The Senate passed a bill that would give President Barack Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate the massive 12-nation Trans-Pacific...

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Lu Vason dies at 76; highlighted role of black cowboys

Lu Vason dies at 76; highlighted role of black cowboys

by ChicoUser since 9 hours in Politics via latimes.com

Lu Vason was not the Hollywood image of rodeo. He grew up in Berkeley, he didn't ride or rope, he worked for a while as a barber and beautician,...

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No deal yet on U.S. and Cuban embassies

No deal yet on U.S. and Cuban embassies

by ChicoUser since 12 hours in Politics via latimes.com

U.S. and Cuban diplomats failed Friday to reach a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana because of continuing disagreement over how...

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in Netflix's 'Fuller House'

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in Netflix's 'Fuller House'

by ChicoUser since 12 hours in Politics via latimes.com

You don’t got it, dude.

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After many decades of neglect, perhaps the real ‘northern powerhouse’ h

After many decades of neglect, perhaps the real ‘northern powerhouse’ h

by iMan since 5 hours in Politics via theguardian.com

Northern England has produced generations of the great and the good – but barring a surprising reversal, it seems inevitable that the eminences of...

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Senate blocks House bill on NSA surveillance, 2-month extension

by Silver since 3 hours in Politics via foxnews.com

The Republican-led Senate blocked a House bill early Saturday that would have ended the National Security Agency’s bulk of collection on domestic...

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Eva Moskowitz rips Bill de Blasio over schools

Eva Moskowitz rips Bill de Blasio over schools

by Magier since 3 hours in Politics via nydailynews.com

In a scathing open letter to Mayor de Blasio, charter school maven Eva Moskowitz said he hasn’t proved he’s the boss of city schools.

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Yvette Cooper warns against Labour lurch to the left or right

Yvette Cooper warns against Labour lurch to the left or right

by iMan since 4 hours in Politics via theguardian.com

In apparent swipe at main rivals for leadership, Cooper says: ‘There is no comfort blanket for us either in Labour victories or Labour defeats of...

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U.S. Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, and Beijing Objects

U.S. Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, and Beijing Objects

by King since 11 hours in Politics via nytimes.com

The Chinese are unhappy that the U.S. Navy is watching a huge reclamation project to turn reefs into islands in the Spratly Islands, a group of...

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California farmers strike deal to cut water consumption

by Silver since 3 hours in Politics via foxnews.com

California farmers’ voluntary proposal to reduce water consumption by 25 percent was accepted Friday, avoiding the threat of deep mandatory cuts...

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Bob Belden dies at 58; saxophonist, composer and band leader

Bob Belden dies at 58; saxophonist, composer and band leader

by ChicoUser since 14 hours in Politics via latimes.com

As he stood backstage at the concert hall in Tehran, Bob Belden and his band mates weren't sure what awaited them. No American musician had...

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Japanese American basketball leagues help girls progress at prep level

Japanese American basketball leagues help girls progress at prep level

by ChicoUser since 10 hours in Politics via latimes.com

Standing just 5 feet 3, Lauren Saiki was sometimes the smallest player on the basketball court. But her signature thread-the-needle passes and...

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Cuomo camp nixes 90-day email deletion policy

Cuomo camp nixes 90-day email deletion policy

by Magier since 3 hours in Politics via nydailynews.com

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s administration has halted its controversial policy of deleting emails after 90 days, officials announced.

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Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate

Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate

by PureWoman since 3 hours in Politics via cnn.com

As the debate roils, get up to speed on NSA surveillance, how the Patriot Act authorized it and why Congress may -- or may not -- reform the program.

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