California Republican eyeing governorship hit for hard-line illegal immigration stance

A California Republican with strong views about illegal immigration is facing party backlash after expressing interest in running for governor in 2014 – a sign the party is committed to its post-election pledge to connect with Hispanic voters.

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Rubio regains 2016 momentumComments Off

Poll shows Florida Senator Marco Rubio surging among potential 2016 Republican contenders.

Watchdog: $34M taxpayer-backed soybean program not sprouting in AfghanistanComments Off

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forking over millions of dollars for a soybean program in Afghanistan that’s running into major problems, with Afghan farmers slow to embrace a product that few Afghans ate before.

Massachusetts police chiefs rally for right to control long-gun permitsComments Off

Top law enforcement officials and gun control advocates in Massachusetts are imploring state lawmakers to give police chiefs more discretion in the issuance of firearms identification cards needed to buy long guns, while gun rights activists say the me…

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programsComments Off

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for childrenComments Off

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

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