May 29, 2015


Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Reid, 75, who shepherded key Obama administration initiatives including the president’s health care law, lost his role as majority leader Read More…

Obama foes petition for impeachment support


AMHERST — Supporters of political activist Lyndon LaRouche set up stands in Amherst and Elyria on Tuesday to gather signatures to back the impeachment of President Barack Obama, who was portrayed with a Adolf Hitler-style mustache in posters used by the group. The signs drew honks of solidarity with the impeachment idea and shouts of Read More…

Obama appoints Sutton to lead shipping corridor

  CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to appoint a former Ohio congresswoman to lead the government-owned St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., which runs the American side of the shipping corridor. The White House announced Wednesday that the president will name Democrat Betty Sutton to the administrator’s job based in Washington, D.C. The Seaway Read More…

AP sources: Congress reaches tentative deal on student loans, roads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have reached tentative deals that would prevent a doubling of student loan interest rates and revamp the nation’s transportation programs, congressional officials said Wednesday. If completed, the compromises would resolve two vexing issues on which lawmakers face weekend deadlines for action. House and Senate leaders have tentatively agreed to a Read More…