Hillary Clinton Calls For More Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:33pm

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes that the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.

Clinton, who is considering another run for president, says the United States and Europe need to do more to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) and make the cost to invade Ukraine unaffordable. Clinton spoke Wednesday at an issues forum to a group of about 2,300 students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut. The talk was not open to the general public.

John Thune Rules Out 2016 Presidential Bid

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:06pm

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) has ruled out a bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

During a Wednesday radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt, Thune threw cold water on speculation he might run.

"I am not running for president," Thune said. "But I know a lot of my colleagues are and I think that you probably have to, if you're going to get serious about it, get going pretty quickly."

Hewitt commended Thune -- and his colleague, Sen. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) -- for likability within the party. "Everyone seems to like you two," Hewitt said.

Are Deportations Rising or Falling? A Focus on the People Affected

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:08pm

For months articles have cited statistics that President Obama is on track to deport 2 million individuals -- the same amount of people as deported in the more than 100 years between 1892 and 1997.

Veterans Die After Being Placed On VA Hospital's Secret Waiting List: Report

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:53pm

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.

Ohio PAC Suing To Overturn A Law Banning False Statements In Campaign Ads

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:49pm

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that could change the future of political discourse in America forever. What if every election were run by Fox News?

Brown University Will Allow Rapist Who Choked His Victim Back On Campus

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:25pm

Brown University punished a rapist with what amounted to a one-semester suspension for choking and sexually assaulting a fellow student.

Lena Sclove, 22, told a crowd of more than 50 students at the Ivy League campus in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday that the university found her assailant responsible for four counts of student misconduct, but will allow him back at the school in the fall.

Oklahoma Court Rejects Inmates' Request To Reveal Source Of Execution Drugs

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:24pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:15pm

The people who see everything through the lens of partisan politics are currently playing a rather crass game which might be called "guess the date of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's retirement." We'll get to the reasons for playing this game in a bit, but first the point must be made that Justice Ginsburg can stay right where she is for as long as she damn well feels like it. Which is entirely how it should be. Short of impeachment, the decision is hers and hers alone, as the Constitution demands.

Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:02pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:50pm

The Obama Administration is turning its focus back to the Asia-Pacific, and President Barack Obama's big trip there, beginning with a state visit to Japan on Wednesday and Thursday before proceeding to South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.