Political

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is renewing his calls for a higher minimum wage in his weekly address. Obama says raising the wage to ten-dollars-ten-cents an hour would benefit 28-million workers and strengthen the economy. The President again encouraged Congress to get on...
(Undated) -- Michigan teacher Karen Koch and New Jersey social worker Joyce Koch are campaigning to fight for the middle class. The two aren't related to famous billionaire industrialists the Koch brothers, but Karen Koch says having the same last name has helped her understand...
(Washington, DC) -- The Pentagon is now free to move 750-million dollars in war funds to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe lifted a hold he had placed on the transfer of the funds. Inhofe is the senior Republican on the Senate...
(Dallas, TX) -- A U.S. House hearing on the Ebola crisis is underway in Texas. Opening the hearing, Texas Republican Mike McCaul called Ebola a threat to the U.S. homeland and politics must stay out of the solution. The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee said the crisis...
(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says conversations are continuing with Turkish leaders about how Turkey can contribute to the fight against ISIS in neighboring Syria. Psaki said Turkey is "well-positioned" to help but stepped around questions about...
(Washington, DC) -- A congressional panel will hold a field hearing on the Ebola crisis in Texas today. National Correspondent Joe Gomez says the House Homeland Security Committee will gavel-in at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Witnesses include federal and state...
(Washington, DC) -- A new report links someone on President Obama's advance team to the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia. National Correspondent Joe Gomez says Jonathan Dach is now working for the State Department. "The Washington Post" says new details from...
(Portland, OR) -- The fiancee of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is admitting she married an illegal immigrant in 1997 to help him get his green card. Cylvia Hayes called the marriage with an 18-year-old Ethiopian a marriage of convenience, saying he needed help and she needed...
(Undated) -- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will be back on the stand today, in the trial over AIG's lawsuit against the Fed. Bernanke testified on Thursday that the government loaned billions to AIG to prevent the collapse of a firm that was vitally important to...