Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators' home turf
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November. Obama conducted interviews with local television anchors where he argued that Republican senators should hold confirmation hearings and vote on his nomination of appellate Judge Merrick Garland to the top court. "What my argument is: Let the American people see Judge Garland, let him answer questions, let them hear his responses," the Democratic president told WDAF-TV FOX 4 in Kansas City, Missouri, a market that straddles states where Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri and Jerry Moran of Kansas are up for re-election.
05/02/2016 - 08:03 PM
Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches Cuba
By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in decades on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents. It was another first for the two countries since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a historic rapprochement in December 2014, and comes weeks after Obama's visit to the Caribbean island. Carnival Corp's Adonia, a small ship carrying 700 passengers, slipped through the channel into Havana Bay in the morning under picture-perfect skies, then docked alongside the colonial quarter recently visited by Obama. "I’m nervous and excited at the same time, I left Cuba 48 years ago, when I was six years old.
05/02/2016 - 07:21 PM
Woman says she is Prince's half-sister, claims part of estate
A woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show. Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents Friday in the musician's probate case in Minnesota saying she is an "interested party and beneficiary" in the singer's estate. The estate was previously expected to be equally split six ways between Prince's known surviving siblings under Minnesota law.
05/02/2016 - 10:50 PM
Ted Cruz Debates Trump Supporters as They Shout at Him in Indiana
Supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump shouted in his rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s face as he squared off with them on an Indiana street for more than seven minutes, just a day before Indiana’s do-or-die GOP primary. Cruz was finishing up a campaign stop at a restaurant alongside a river in a small town northeast of Indianapolis when he heard half a dozen men chanting “Lyin’ Ted” and other slogans across the street. “I’m running to be everyone’s president,” Cruz told the men.
05/02/2016 - 04:25 PM
Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country
Voters expressed anger toward her during a campaign swing through a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago.
05/02/2016 - 08:06 PM
Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to Japan
President Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday. The question arose because John Kerry recently became the first U.S. secretary of state to visitHiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.
05/02/2016 - 03:30 PM
Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday.
05/03/2016 - 01:30 AM
Heidi Cruz responds to people who call her husband the Zodiac Killer
Heidi Cruz knows that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not the Zodiac Killer, no matter what people online say. Heidi spent Monday morning traveling across Indiana in support of her husband’s presidential campaign. There is a popular Internet meme where people have asked whether Ted Cruz is the infamous Zodiac Killer, who was responsible for a string of unsolved murders and taunting letters to law enforcement in California during the late 1960s and early ’70s.
05/02/2016 - 01:53 PM
The Saudis may know something about oil the rest of us don’t
"They’re hedging the uncertainty that their oil is going to be worth less,” one investor says.
05/02/2016 - 11:21 AM
Unconventional #9: Cruz’s post-Indiana delegate problem, Sanders’ real strategy for a ‘contested convention’ (and more!)
It's been said that the only way Ted Cruz will still have a shot at the Republican nomination is if he wins the Indiana primary on Tuesday. But what if Indiana can’t save Cruz?
05/02/2016 - 11:25 AM
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