Politics

11:24am

Fri July 11, 2014
Barbershop

Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

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7:47am

Fri July 11, 2014
The Two-Way

Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S.

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 10:42 am

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Friday. Steinmeier will meet Secretary of State John Kerry this weekend to discuss allegations of U.S. spying.
Michael Sohn AP

Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given recent allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."

Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the decision to expel the U.S. intelligence official "is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred."

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4:04am

Fri July 11, 2014
Politics

Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 7:01 am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

8:17pm

Thu July 10, 2014
It's All Politics

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 10:06 am

Speaking about the need for congressional action on immigration, President Obama told a crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Thursday that he would "love it if the Republicans did stuff too."
Jack Plunkett AP

Six years into his administration, President Obama has apparently not given up on the "hope" that was a major theme of his first run for president.

What else but undying optimism could explain the president's hope for the Texas congressional delegation expressed in his visit to their state this week?

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6:40pm

Thu July 10, 2014
It's All Politics

Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 7:26 pm

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver talks to reporters in a hallway at the capitol in Albany in March. The ranks of statehouse reporters have been thinning in recent years.
Mike Groll AP

A declining number of reporters are stalking the hallways of the nation's statehouses.

That's according to a Pew Research report released Thursday. The study found that the number of full-time statehouse newspaper reporters declined by more than a third between 2003 and 2014. There are now just 164 full-time newspaper journalists reporting on the bills, protests and politicians in the nation's 50 state capitals.

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