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  • Texas Governor Perry tries to turn felony indictment into election gold  - (Posted 1 hours ago at Reuters)
    PORTSMOUTH N.H. (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has sought to parlay attention over a felony indictment into a fresh political push in New Hampshire, the crucial presidential primary state where his dismal showing in 2012 led him to drop out of the race.
  • Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank  - (Posted 7 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 - as some conservative Republicans hope it will - if lawmakers fail to act.
  • Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role  - (Posted 17 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
  • California Senate passes gun database checks bill  - (Posted 18 hours ago at Reuters)
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in most cases when carrying out checks on people who may harm themselves or others.
  • Tech chief during Healthcare.gov rollout leaves White House: source  - (Posted 18 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. chief technology officer at the time of the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
  • California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits  - (Posted 19 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog of unanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country, California lawmakers passed a bill on Friday requiring law enforcement to process the evidence within a certain time frame.
  • Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide  - (Posted 20 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq.
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises  - (Posted 20 hours ago at Reuters)
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes.
  • Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling  - (Posted 22 hours ago at Reuters)
    PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races.
  • Virginia's ex-governor testifies that loans not inappropriate  - (Posted 23 hours ago at Reuters)
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified during his corruption trial on Friday that he saw nothing inappropriate about accepting $70,000 in loans from a businessman to help pay the bills on beach properties.
  • Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York  - (Posted 1 days ago at Reuters)
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man.
  • Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state.
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