Politics Informer http://politicsinformer.com Politics News from the Democrats, Republicans the US Congress and more Mon, 25 May 2015 22:58:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kasich: “I’m The Most Experienced” In The Field, “Don’t Count Me Out”http://politicsinformer.com/398825/kasich-im-the-most-experienced-in-the-field-dont-count-me-out/ http://politicsinformer.com/398825/kasich-im-the-most-experienced-in-the-field-dont-count-me-out/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 22:58:37 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398825/kasich-im-the-most-experienced-in-the-field-dont-count-me-out/ KARL: OK. So I want to get to 2016. We saw you in New Hampshire; as I understand it now, your wife and even your daughters are on board with the idea of a presidential run — KASICH: I didn't know you could talk to them. (CROSSTALK) KARL: This is what I've heard. So what,…

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Illinois Democrats to offer FY 2016 budget with cuts, revenuehttp://politicsinformer.com/398824/illinois-democrats-to-offer-fy-2016-budget-with-cuts-revenue/ http://politicsinformer.com/398824/illinois-democrats-to-offer-fy-2016-budget-with-cuts-revenue/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 22:56:50 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398824/illinois-democrats-to-offer-fy-2016-budget-with-cuts-revenue/ Democrats in the Illinois state House and Senate will move ahead with their own fiscal 2016 budget that will include spending cuts as well as new revenue that will be “responsive to the needs of the people in the state,” House Speaker Michael Madigan said on Monday. “We’re willing to work with the governor to…

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Slow Releasehttp://politicsinformer.com/398823/slow-release/ http://politicsinformer.com/398823/slow-release/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 22:43:46 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398823/slow-release/ Hayes & Joscelyn, Weekly StandardAfter four years of fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays, the intelligence community last week started the process of releasing more documents captured in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted on its website several dozen documents of uneven importance,…

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On Memorial Day, Obama Details War Sacrifices of Americanshttp://politicsinformer.com/398822/on-memorial-day-obama-details-war-sacrifices-of-americans/ http://politicsinformer.com/398822/on-memorial-day-obama-details-war-sacrifices-of-americans/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 21:58:20 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398822/on-memorial-day-obama-details-war-sacrifices-of-americans/ America has a debt it can never repay to its war dead but will never stop trying, President Barack Obama said Monday during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Obamacare Hasn’t Cured Anxiety About Medical Costshttp://politicsinformer.com/398821/obamacare-hasnt-cured-anxiety-about-medical-costs/ http://politicsinformer.com/398821/obamacare-hasnt-cured-anxiety-about-medical-costs/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 21:58:11 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398821/obamacare-hasnt-cured-anxiety-about-medical-costs/ Dylan Scott, NJMillions of Americans have enrolled in private health coverage through the Affordable Care Act in its first two years, but a lot of them still are worried about big medical bills. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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First Draft: Senator Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aidehttp://politicsinformer.com/398819/first-draft-senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/ http://politicsinformer.com/398819/first-draft-senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 21:42:46 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398819/first-draft-senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/ Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber were married near Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office sayshttp://politicsinformer.com/398818/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says-2/ http://politicsinformer.com/398818/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says-2/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 20:57:34 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398818/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says-2/ U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday. Full News here – FOX News

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Islamic State–aka ISIS, ISIL– is Winning its War as President Obama Stumbleshttp://politicsinformer.com/398817/islamic-state-aka-isis-isil-is-winning-its-war-as-president-obama-stumbles/ http://politicsinformer.com/398817/islamic-state-aka-isis-isil-is-winning-its-war-as-president-obama-stumbles/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 20:56:54 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398817/islamic-state-aka-isis-isil-is-winning-its-war-as-president-obama-stumbles/ Amid the flurry of Obama administration official statements promulgated by its various presidential and departmental spokespersons, reality is setting in. Despite the happy talk from Washington about ISIL (the Obama administration’s preferred acronym for describing the Islamic State), military facts on the ground cannot be eradicated by press briefings and political spin. The recent and…

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Senator Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aidehttp://politicsinformer.com/398816/senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/ http://politicsinformer.com/398816/senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 20:43:07 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398816/senator-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide/ Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber were married near Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday. Full News here – First Draft

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The Face of Memorial Dayhttp://politicsinformer.com/398812/the-face-of-memorial-day/ http://politicsinformer.com/398812/the-face-of-memorial-day/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 19:57:21 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398812/the-face-of-memorial-day/ As Memorial Day approaches, I keep thinking of a young man I met in March 2012, at the Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda: Sergeant Derek McConnell. I spoke with many devastatingly young men and women that day, in wheelchairs, with crutches or canes, with scars and burns. I remembered Derek because of his…

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Letter From America: A Brooklyn at War With Itselfhttp://politicsinformer.com/398810/letter-from-america-a-brooklyn-at-war-with-itself/ http://politicsinformer.com/398810/letter-from-america-a-brooklyn-at-war-with-itself/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 18:57:14 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398810/letter-from-america-a-brooklyn-at-war-with-itself/ In a borough where two conservative notions, competitiveness and traditionalist purity, flourish, the tension is made more apparent by parenting. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Pelosi: We Have Had A Lot Of “Advances” Fighting ISIS on Social Mediahttp://politicsinformer.com/398809/pelosi-we-have-had-a-lot-of-advances-fighting-isis-on-social-media/ http://politicsinformer.com/398809/pelosi-we-have-had-a-lot-of-advances-fighting-isis-on-social-media/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 18:57:11 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398809/pelosi-we-have-had-a-lot-of-advances-fighting-isis-on-social-media/ On his new MSNBC weekend show Taking The Hill, former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) interviewed his previous Speaker of the House, now Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. On Saturday's broadcast of the show, Pelosi was asked what can be done strategically to stop ISIS after this week's takeover of Ramadi by the terrorist group in Iraq.…

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Hillary Clinton’s Surprisingly Effective Campaignhttp://politicsinformer.com/398808/hillary-clintons-surprisingly-effective-campaign/ http://politicsinformer.com/398808/hillary-clintons-surprisingly-effective-campaign/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 18:43:39 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398808/hillary-clintons-surprisingly-effective-campaign/ Peter Beinart, AtlanticHillary Clinton has been an official candidate for president for five weeks, and she still hasn’t done the thing most candidates do on day one: given a speech laying out her vision for America. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Illinois Scrambles for Solutions to a Mounting Pension Crisishttp://politicsinformer.com/398806/illinois-scrambles-for-solutions-to-a-mounting-pension-crisis/ http://politicsinformer.com/398806/illinois-scrambles-for-solutions-to-a-mounting-pension-crisis/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 17:58:49 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398806/illinois-scrambles-for-solutions-to-a-mounting-pension-crisis/ A ruling against pension cuts and political divisions have made a dire situation worse for the state, as well as Chicago and its schools, which face shortfalls of their own. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office sayshttp://politicsinformer.com/398805/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says/ http://politicsinformer.com/398805/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 17:56:53 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398805/us-sen-thad-cochran-marries-longtime-aide-his-office-says/ JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has married longtime aide Kay Webber. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Joe Biden Spends Memorial Day Taking Selfies, Calling Up Veteranshttp://politicsinformer.com/398804/joe-biden-spends-memorial-day-taking-selfies-calling-up-veterans/ http://politicsinformer.com/398804/joe-biden-spends-memorial-day-taking-selfies-calling-up-veterans/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 16:57:27 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398804/joe-biden-spends-memorial-day-taking-selfies-calling-up-veterans/ Vice President Joe Biden spent his Memorial Day kicking off the annual UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge, a six-day, 350-mile ride from Washington, D.C., to Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event took place outside Biden’s home in Washington. Tweets from WUSA9 reporter Nikki Burdine showed Biden taking selfies and calling up veterans and their families…

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NSA Skirmish Tests Political Ties of McConnell and Paulhttp://politicsinformer.com/398803/nsa-skirmish-tests-political-ties-of-mcconnell-and-paul/ http://politicsinformer.com/398803/nsa-skirmish-tests-political-ties-of-mcconnell-and-paul/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 16:57:22 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398803/nsa-skirmish-tests-political-ties-of-mcconnell-and-paul/ Sen. Mithc McConnell (R-KY) “has studied Senate procedure firsthand over five decades, and there is not much that can leave him flummoxed, even momentarily. But here he stood — thanks to, of all people, his fellow Republican, fellow Kentuckian, close political ally and the man he has endorsed for president — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY),”…

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Tweet of the Dayhttp://politicsinformer.com/398802/tweet-of-the-day-6/ http://politicsinformer.com/398802/tweet-of-the-day-6/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 16:42:58 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398802/tweet-of-the-day-6/ I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2015 Full News here – Political Wire

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The Carly Fiorina Boomlethttp://politicsinformer.com/398801/the-carly-fiorina-boomlet/ http://politicsinformer.com/398801/the-carly-fiorina-boomlet/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 15:58:13 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398801/the-carly-fiorina-boomlet/ Two new articles suggest Carly Fiorina (R) is impressing GOP voters in the early states. New York Times: “Iowa voters are known to fall in love with firebrand candidates and underfunded outsiders, from Pat Buchanan in 1996 to Howard Dean in 2004. And this cycle, Republicans here are starting to swoon over Ms. Fiorina, who…

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UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EUhttp://politicsinformer.com/398799/uk-leader-cameron-outlines-who-can-vote-in-referendum-on-eu/ http://politicsinformer.com/398799/uk-leader-cameron-outlines-who-can-vote-in-referendum-on-eu/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 15:58:02 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398799/uk-leader-cameron-outlines-who-can-vote-in-referendum-on-eu/ LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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The Latest Proof That Clinton Can’t Stop the Sleazehttp://politicsinformer.com/398798/the-latest-proof-that-clinton-cant-stop-the-sleaze/ http://politicsinformer.com/398798/the-latest-proof-that-clinton-cant-stop-the-sleaze/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 14:57:26 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398798/the-latest-proof-that-clinton-cant-stop-the-sleaze/ Rich Lowry, NY PostCharity Navigator should make this an informal rule: If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the watch list.The ethical controversies around Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have often seemed 1990s redux, and never more so than when a New York Times story resurfaced longtime Clinton loyalist Blumenthal.According…

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Sanchez Stumbles Againhttp://politicsinformer.com/398797/sanchez-stumbles-again/ http://politicsinformer.com/398797/sanchez-stumbles-again/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 14:57:19 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398797/sanchez-stumbles-again/ Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is not having the best Senate campaign roll out, Politico reports. “After having a ‘draft’ of her official launch announcement leak and making a ‘war cry’ gesture while describing Native Americans at a California Democratic convention, Sanchez was caught on camera dancing in front of signs blasting Rep. Ami Bera, a…

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‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care casehttp://politicsinformer.com/398796/ugly-potential-fallout-from-supreme-court-health-care-case/ http://politicsinformer.com/398796/ugly-potential-fallout-from-supreme-court-health-care-case/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 14:43:27 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398796/ugly-potential-fallout-from-supreme-court-health-care-case/ A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. Full News here – FOX News

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Clinton Emails Raise Questions on Management Stylehttp://politicsinformer.com/398795/clinton-emails-raise-questions-on-management-style/ http://politicsinformer.com/398795/clinton-emails-raise-questions-on-management-style/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 13:57:09 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398795/clinton-emails-raise-questions-on-management-style/ “For those who have worried that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran eight years ago, her advisers have often pointed to her time in between at the State Department — which by comparison was an archetype of crisp managerial efficiency,” the Washington Post reports. “But a…

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Clinton Emails Highlight Problem with Private Serverhttp://politicsinformer.com/398794/clinton-emails-highlight-problem-with-private-server/ http://politicsinformer.com/398794/clinton-emails-highlight-problem-with-private-server/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 13:56:49 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/398794/clinton-emails-highlight-problem-with-private-server/ Associated Press: “The prospect for political complication in Clinton’s choice to use a personal email account, rather than one issued by the government, was evident in the messages released Friday. They included several that were deemed sensitive but unclassified, contained details about her daily schedule and held information — censored in the documents as released…

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