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Sebelius Resigning as Health Secretary

Kathleen Sebelius the Secretary of Health and Human Services is resigning following the overseeing of the botched launch of the signature healthcare reform law of President Barack Obama. An official from the White House confirmed on Thursday Sebelius was stepping down. The departure of Sebelius removes a big lightning rod for Obama critics as the president and nervous members of the Democratic Party attempt to retain U.S. Senate control in the midterm election in November. However, Republicans continue saying problems with the healthcare law are... 
 

Bush Will Decide on Possible 2016 Candidacy by End of 2014

Jeb Bush the former Governor of Florida said he would make a decision whether or not to run for president in 2016 before the end of 2014. Bush, who is 61, is the son of one previous president and brother of another. He has attracted much attention as a possible contender for the Republican Party due to his last name, his immigration views and his links to Florida an important battleground state. Bush said that each day he tried to avoid thinking about his possible candidacy. He said he has much to do and a fulfilled life. He urged lawmakers to stay... 
 

Leland Yee California State Senator Accused of Trafficking Firearms

Leland Yee a State Senator from California was arrested on charges related to the trafficking of illegal firearms by the FBI. He is also accused of accepting inappropriate contributions for his campaign. An agent for the FBI who was undercover worked to expose the state senator in a sting operation that was quite complex. Yee has advocated for legislation on gun control. He is accused of asking for donations to his campaign in exchange for making the introduction of an FBI undercover agent to an arms dealer. He also told the agent how to locate... 
 

Brown Signs New Legislation for Drought

While California grapples with its driest period in the history of the state, Governor Gerry Brown signed legislation on Saturday assisting the communities that are drought-affected to provide funding and to better use the water supplies. Brown said that legislators in California on both sides of the aisle voted to help the communities that have become hard pressed due to water shortages. The new legislation was bipartisan supported and passed 34-2 in the state’s senate and 64-3 in the state’s Assembly. The second legislation was passed by the... 
 

ICE Pushing Back on Zuckerberg’s Undocumented Immigrants Support

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook hired close to two dozen undocumented immigrants at the same time hosting a hackathon at the headquarters of LinkedIn. Zuckerberg’s intention was to encourage U.S. Congress to take on the immigration reform next year. Zuckerberg on ABC News said the issue of illegal immigrations was one of the country’s biggest civil rights issues of our generation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were not impressed with the actions of Zuckerberg. ICE has repeatedly invited the Facebook founder,... 
 

Virginia Senator Stabbed by Son

As state Senator Creigh Deeds of Virginia lay in a hospital room with stab wounds that were apparently inflicted by his own son, the police were investigating the relationship between the two, which from most accounts was a close one. In 2009, Gus Deeds helped the campaign of his father for governor by leaving college. Senator Deeds had made many efforts to help his son Gus over the years, said a colleague of the Senator. However, Tuesday morning the two ended up in an altercation at the home of Deeds in the rural western section of Virginia. The... 
 

Whites and HIspanics Split on California Immigration

Generally, California voters are supportive of the undocumented people living in the U.S., but are split on the laws that allow them to practice law and obtain legal driver’s licenses. Close to 69% of voters, who are Hispanic, but just 44% of whites are supportive of the new law allowing the driver’s licenses. The split is even sharper on whether the undocumented should be given permission to become lawyers, with more than 65% of Hispanic voters saying they should be allowed, while only 26% of the white voters agree. To win the support of a... 
 

U.S. Expels Three Diplomats from Venezuela

Three diplomats from Venezuela were told to leave the U.S. Tuesday in retaliation of their government expelling three officials from the U.S., including the highest ranking diplomat for the U.S. in Venezuela. Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela announced on Monday that Kelly Keiderling the charge d’affaires of the U.S. and two more U.S. diplomats were being expelled. Maduro excused the three of conspiring with members from the extreme right in the country to sabotage both the country’s power grid and economy. Official from the U.S. denied... 
 
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