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Florida bill would allow guns with no permit in natural disasters

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives.

Obama faces pressure from Democrats to approve Keystone by May 31

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama is being pressured by members of his own party to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by May 31, in a letter that pushes the pipeline issue toward centre stage in the last election during his presidency. The president has received a letter from 11 pro-pipeline Democratic senators — nearly half of whom face midterm re-election battles this fall that will help determine whether their party keeps control of the Senate.

Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday. Her departure removes one lightning rod for critics as Obama and nervous Democrats try to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November midterm elections, but Republicans continue to see problems with the Affordable Care Act as a winning issue.

US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials said Thursday. Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, his current budget director, who has a reputation as an accomplished manager, to replace Sebelius on Friday, the officials said.

US health secretary to resign after Obamacare woes

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is to resign, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials said Thursday. Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, his current budget director, who has a reputation as an accomplished manager, to replace Sebelius on Friday, the officials said.

Obama's health secretary to resign: US officials

Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is to resign, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of the US president's signature health care law, officials said Thursday. Sebelius will officially step down on Friday and Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, his current budget director, to replace her, the officials said. The administration will hope that the departure of Sebelius will draw a symbolic line under the early implementation period of the law, which had a botched debut due to a malfunctioning sign-up website.

U.S. health secretary resigns

Washington, Apr 10 (EFE).- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning just as the health care law - known as Obamacare - for which she has battled since 2010 appears to have gotten on track after embarrassing early rollout failures, The New York Times reported Thursday. The newspaper, citing anonymous government sources, said that President Barack Obama has accepted her resignation and on Friday will announce the appointment of Office of Management and Budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her.

Former Massachusetts Senator Brown to come out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts plans to launch a Republican campaign on Thursday to represent neighboring New Hampshire in the Senate, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's vote for Obamacare. Brown, who moved to his native New Hampshire late last year to explore a run for office, has focused much of his energy on attacking the Affordable Care Act, an issue Republicans are making a centerpiece of 2014 campaigns.

Obama seeks common cause with LBJ at civil rights event

Barack Obama made a defiant case Thursday for wielding the presidency's power to forge change and equality, harnessing the "giant" legacy of Lyndon Johnson to justify his own political creed. Obama said his mere presence, as the first black president, at an event honoring Johnson's role in passing civil rights legislation outlawing racial discrimination, offered vindication for the former US leader. "I have lived out the promise of LBJ's efforts," Obama said in a poignant keynote address at Johnson's presidential library in Texas.

Former Massachusetts Senator Brown to come out swinging on Obamacare in New Hampshire

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Republican Scott Brown, a former Massachusetts Senator, plans to launch his campaign to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's vote for Obamacare. Brown, who moved to his native New Hampshire late last year to explore a run for office, has focused much of his energy on attacking the Affordable Care Act, an issue that Republicans are making a centerpiece of 2014 campaigns.
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