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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders

    An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 15- During a recent visit to my dentist, we got talking about his frustrations with Medicare. Here is what he meant: traditional Medicare does not cover most dental care. Many seniors simply pay for dental care out of pocket- the average out-of-pocket expense among Medicare enrollees who needed dental care in 2016 was $607, according to the Agency for...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- The state of California on Friday agreed not to enforce its own state net neutrality law until a final court decision on the Trump administration's decision to overturn the 2015 Obama-era open internet rules. The move likely means the California net neutrality law, which was set to take effect on Jan. 1, now will be on hold for a year or longer.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- The state of California on Friday agreed not to enforce its own state net neutrality law until a final court decision on the Trump administration's decision to overturn the 2015 Obama-era open internet rules. The move likely means the California net neutrality law, which was set to take effect on Jan. 1, now will be on hold for a year or longer.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont by groups representing major providers like AT&T Inc,...

  • The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont by groups representing major providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc and follow a suit from the four groups earlier this month challenging a much broader California law mandating providers abide by net neutrality rules. The groups are also challenging an executive order on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- Four industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block Vermont's state law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign rally for Randy Bryce on February 24, 2018 in Racine, Wisconsin.

    Trump advisor Larry Kudlow says he's "in favor of higher wages." Sen. Bernie Sanders says the move could be a" shot heard around the world."

  • South Dakota residents pay no personal income tax. Its sales tax is  it levies no corporate income taxes, and has no estate tax. As of 2010, its gasoline tax is $0.22 per gallon.South Dakota also has something else going for it besides low taxes --- low unemployment. As of March 2012, the state had an unemployment rate of  well short of the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    In some states, including Indiana, middle-class incomes have dropped as much as 9 percent.

  • Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, arrives for his meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. 

    Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

  • U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) celebrates her victory over Republican candidate Tommy Thompson as she enters the stage on election night on November 6, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. 

    Voters in Minnesota will pick nominees for four competitive House races, two of which are perhaps the GOP's best chances to flip Democratic-held seats.

  • Aug 9- A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can harm children and farmers. The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's March 2017 denial of a petition by environmental groups to ban...

  • Howard Dean 

    Dean sees the future of the Democratic Party embracing views he's championed as a presidential candidate and governor.

  • A White House spokeswoman said on Sunday that Trump would make remarks at the exhibit designed to demonstrate the administration's "commitment to ensuring more products are made in America." All major automakers, including Ford Motor Co, which will have an F-150 pickup truck on display at the White House exhibit, oppose imposing vehicle and parts tariffs of up...

  • A White House spokeswoman said on Sunday that Trump would make remarks at the exhibit designed to demonstrate the administration's "commitment to ensuring more products are made in America." All major automakers, including Ford Motor Co, which will have an F-150 pickup truck on display at the White House exhibit, oppose imposing vehicle and parts tariffs of up...

  • A prison guard opens a locked door with keys inside Angola prison.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the 'Alcatraz of the South' and 'The Farm' is a maximum-security prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. It is named Angola after the former plantation that occupied this territory, which was named for the African country that was the origin of many enslaved Africans brought to Louisiana in slavery times. 

    We think of the 50 states as being divided by red or blue political leanings, but each state has a more deeply rooted psychology, with centuries of history that controls whether it rises or falls.

  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (R) speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Brett Kavanaugh argued last year that net neutrality violates internet service providers’ right to free speech.

  • Top States To Live

    CNBC ranks the top 10 states to live in 2018. They get the top marks for low crime, inclusiveness, a strong health system and a healthy environment.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with the owners of nearly 500,000 polluting diesel vehicles announced in 2016.. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said, in dismissing a number of objections to the settlement, that it "delivered tangible, substantial benefits to...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients. The USDA has asked for feedback on a proposal for required labeling of genetically engineered ingredients after a battle over the issue in states...