RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Politics

A collection of news and information related to Politics published by this site and its partners.

Top Politics Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • Simsbury Democrats Open Campaign Headquarters On Wednesday

    SIMSBURY — Town Democrats will open their campaign headquarters located in The Courtyard at 10 Jim Gallagher Way with a reception on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., party officials have announced. State Rep. John Hampton along with Melissa Osborne,...
  • FAQs: The Times' endorsement process for the Nov. 4 elections

    It's not official but certainly feels true: California will have more elections this year than rainy days. The current downpour lasts from the first week in October, when vote-by-mail ballots for the statewide general election become available, through...
  • Watchdog says U.S. risk council lacks tools to spot market threats

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday slammed a post-crisis regulatory council created to spot emerging financial market risks, saying the group operates with little transparency and does not have all the tools to do its job....
  • How government pushes people in the wrong direction

    (Reuters) - As early as 1972, Congress recognized the inherent conflict of interest for local governments between the benefits of development and the necessity of protecting lives and limiting the costs of recurring disasters. That year, it passed the...
  • U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by...
  • Why Americans are flocking to their sinking shores

    SANTA ROSA BEACH Florida (Reuters) - Mike Huckabee bought a beachfront lot here in 2009, a year after his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A longtime friend and political ally of the former Arkansas governor bought the lot next door....
  • Top U.S. Senate tax law writers urge renewal of tax breaks package

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. Known as "extenders" and regularly renewed...
  • WRAPUP 2-Vikings admit 'mistake' on Peterson; sponsors pressure NFL

    (Recasts, adds comments from NFL sponsor TD Ameritrade, Vikings owner, Nancy Pelosi, background) By Eric Kelsey Sept 17 (Reuters) - Grievances against the NFL's response to domestic abuse cases gathered pace on Wednesday as the Minnesota Vikings...
  • Top U.S. general urges Congress to think again on defense cuts

    WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Congress should look hard at whether to continue automatic budget cuts that weaken the U.S. military at a time when security around the world is deteriorating, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. The rapid advance of...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

    ┬áSen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...
  • Obama reiterates that U.S. forces have no 'combat mission' in Iraq

    Emphasizing the American military’s unrivaled expertise, President Obama thanked service members Wednesday and repeated that U.S. forces taking on the Islamic State militant group would not serve in combat, a day after his top general repeatedly...