Politics and Government http://kgou.org en Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline http://kgou.org/post/study-statehouse-press-corps-decline A declining number of reporters are stalking the hallways of the nation's statehouses.<p>That's according to a Pew Research <a href="http://www.journalism.org/files/2014/07/Americas-Shifting-Statehouse-Press_full_report.pdf">report</a> released Thursday. The study found that the number of full-time statehouse newspaper reporters declined by more than a third between 2003 and 2014. There are now just 164 full-time newspaper journalists reporting on the bills, protests and politicians in the nation's 50 state capitals.<strong> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:18:00 +0000 editor 33125 at http://kgou.org Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill http://kgou.org/post/obamas-request-immigration-funds-meets-pushback-hill President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing Thursday about the request. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Obama%27s+Request+For+Immigration+Funds+Meets+Pushback+On+The+Hill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzU1MzUzMDEzMTkyMzAwMzY5MjY1Mw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Melissa Block 33117 at http://kgou.org Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request http://kgou.org/post/signs-emerge-compromise-obamas-37b-immmigration-request A compromise appears to be emerging between Congress and the White House that would lead to the swift deportation of thousands of minors from Central America who have illegally crossed the border into the U.S.<p>Earlier this week, President Obama <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/08/329851404/obama-seeks-3-7b-to-handle-immigration-crisis" target="_blank">asked Congress for $3.7 billion</a> to deal with the situation, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/09/330240733/congress-can-deal-with-immigration-crisis-obama-says" target="_blank">and in comments Wednesda Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 33114 at http://kgou.org Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request Immigrant Kids Playing Soccer And Attending Class http://kgou.org/post/immigrant-kids-playing-soccer-and-attending-class <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Federal officials have allowed members of the media to tour a temporary shelter at Fort Sill that is being used to house more than 1,000 teenage immigrants from Central America.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:16:05 +0000 Associated Press 33110 at http://kgou.org Immigrant Kids Playing Soccer And Attending Class In The High Drama Of Its 1964 Convention, GOP Hung A Right Turn http://kgou.org/post/high-drama-its-1964-convention-gop-hung-right-turn In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 33098 at http://kgou.org In A Unanimously Passed Law, The Seeds Of An Immigration Controversy http://kgou.org/post/unanimously-passed-law-seeds-immigration-controversy The handling of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is governed by a law that was passed in 2008, before President Obama took office. For more about the law, Robert Siegel speaks with David Abramowitz, who helped work on the law when it passed. Abramowitz is currently the vice president of Humanity United. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 33099 at http://kgou.org Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators http://kgou.org/post/justice-dept-declines-step-dispute-between-cia-and-senators The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 33100 at http://kgou.org No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says http://kgou.org/post/no-criminal-charges-senate-cia-spat-justice-department-says The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee in a dispute over access to documents about the enhanced interrogation program the U.S. deployed against detainees after the attacks of Sept. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 33089 at http://kgou.org No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says Dorman Unveils "Classrooms First" Education Proposal http://kgou.org/post/dorman-unveils-classrooms-first-education-proposal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Democratic candidate for governor Joe Dorman talks about his &quot;Classrooms First&quot; education plan Thursday after being introduced by state Rep. Eric Proctor (left)." data-attribution="Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwgs/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/dorman_and_proctor.JPG" alt="" /><p>Gov. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:23:46 +0000 Matt Trotter 33084 at http://kgou.org Dorman Unveils "Classrooms First" Education Proposal In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy' http://kgou.org/post/central-america-attempts-cross-us-border-feeding-frenzy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today we want to return to a story that's become both a political and a humanitarian crisis. We're talking about the surge of border crossings into the U.S., particularly of unaccompanied children. Yesterday, President Obama met with Texas Governor Rick Perry and faith leaders in the state to talk about the issue. Some are wondering why President Obama didn't take the opportunity to see the situation for himself though, by visiting one of the detention centers or the border itself. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 33073 at http://kgou.org