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Gallup leaving 2016 primary horse race

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major name in presidential polling is backing away from the horse race.<p>In a significant shift from the last presidential …

Government

This GOP Governor's Comments About The Poor Are Incredibly Revealing

Sam Brownback bashes Medicaid for "able-bodied adults" and "big city hospitals."<p>Some Republicans want their party to stop bashing poor people as lazy and undeserving of public assistance. Sam Brownback, the conservative governor of Kansas, doesn’t appear to be one of them.<p>Brownback and his allies …

Health Care

Republicans thwart effort to dissolve the Benghazi committee

Republicans voted down a resolution from New York Democrat Louise Slaughter on Wednesday afternoon that called for the dissolution of the Select Committee of Benghazi, in a 240-183 procedural vote along party lines that was largely political theater.<p>Five past House investigations and four in the …

Benghazi

Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.<p>The nation's highest court …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar, study finds

Trolling comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors is a task that will get Strunk and White devotees’ eyes rolling. At least the search for typos, misplaced or missing apostrophes, unnecessary capital letters and redundant exclamation points bears fruit in …

Government

Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom …

Criminal Sentencing

High court weighs 3 death sentences in Kansas cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to rule against three Kansas men who challenged their death sentences in what one …

Judiciary

Democrats Force Vote on Measure to Disband Benghazi Committee

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on Wednesday pushed a privileged resolution calling for the disbanding of the special panel investigating the Benghazi attacks.<p>The measure was tabled on a party line vote, 240 to 183.<p>The resolution included a host of grievances Democrats have against the Benghazi panel, …

Benghazi

Benjamin Netanyahu cancels trip as violence continues in Jerusalem and West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahucanceled a trip to Germany as violence continued Wednesday in Israel and the West Bank, with attacks and clashes that injured both Palestinians and Israelis and left one Palestinian dead.<p>In Kiryat Gat in southern Israel, a Palestinian stabbed a soldier on a …

Israel