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  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:34:31 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure Japanese leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges to Asia even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.
  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:25:28 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:35 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
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  • Proposed bill: Drug-test all politicians

    Proposed bill: Drug-test all politicians

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:39:56 GMT
    Rep. Dane Eagle is sponsoring HB 1435, the "Drug-Free Public Officers Act." If passed, elected officials across the state would have to submit to drug testing as a condition of public service.
    Republican Rep. Dane Eagle is sponsoring HB 1435, the "Drug-Free Public Officers Act." If passed, elected officials across the state would have to submit to drug testing as a condition of public service within 60 days of election or re-election.
  • Jolly-Sink showdown comes to close

    Jolly-Sink showdown comes to close

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-03-11 15:50:34 GMT
    Pinellas County is at the center of the political world today, as the late Bill Young's Congressional seat will be filled. Millions of dollars and months of campaigning come down to local voters.
    Pinellas County is at the center of the political world today, as the late Bill Young's Congressional seat will be filled. Millions of dollars and months of campaigning come down to local voters.
  • Video shows confrontation between Rep. Grayson, wife

    Video shows confrontation between Rep. Grayson, wife

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-03-06 16:14:18 GMT
    On Wednesday, one of Rep. Alan Grayson's aides shared video he took from his smart phone during the divorcing couple's confrontation. That video shows Grayson's wife physically confronting him.
    On Wednesday, one of Rep. Alan Grayson's aides shared video he took from his smart phone during the divorcing couple's confrontation. That video shows Grayson's wife physically confronting him.
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