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Lawyers Present Contrasting Motives at Rowland Trial as Jury Begins Deliberations

A defense lawyer for John G. Rowland, the former Connecticut governor, painted his client as the victim of hard-core politics. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Obama: “Americans Are United In Confronting The Threat From ISIL”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening. Today, the United States continues to build a broad international coalition to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As part of the air campaign, France will join in strikes against ISIL targets in Iraq. And as one of our oldest and closest allies, France is a strong […]

Listening Post: A White House Position That Stands on a Narrow Definition of War

Far from clarifying the war plan, the White House’s public-relations blitz has muddied several key issues, not least whether the campaign will require American ground forces. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Obama Is Defying the Constitution on War

George Will, Washington PostThe United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use […]

Free Syrian Army fighters carry a rocket before firing it towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countryside

U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

By Patricia Zengerle and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a rare bipartisan […]

Boehner Addresses GOP Priorities Ahead of Midterm Elections

18 September 2014

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on Thursday delivered what amounted to closing arguments ahead of the November elections, laying out a list of Republican priorities including a tax overhaul, changes to the U.S. legal system and reduced federal regulation. Full News here – Washington Wire

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A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans

18 September 2014

Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today – enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes. As solar energy continues to grow, it is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs – employing […]

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Experts detail the danger of Israeli lobby in US politics – Politics Informer Video

18 September 2014

Amy Goodman, Shulamit Aloni, Ron Paul, Ben Stein, Philip Giraldi, Michael Scheuer, James Fitzgerald, Scott Ritter on the Israeli lobby. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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U.S. to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

18 September 2014

The White House unveiled new measures to try to preserve the effectiveness of drugs used to fight human infections as strains of bacteria become increasingly resistant to the existing arsenal of antibiotics. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Free Syrian Army fighters carry a rocket before firing it towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countryside

U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

18 September 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily approved controversial legislation requested by President Barack Obama to allow the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against Islamic State militants. Senate passage, by a vote of 78-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives. The Senate legislation also […]

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Rand Paul: “These Barnacled Enablers Have Never Met A War They Didn’t Like”

18 September 2014

SEN. RAND PAUL: There is no debate more significant for a legislator than the decision to engage in war. We must hold our leaders accountable. If we do not, there will be no end to war. The ridiculous and the absurd must be laid to rest. You've all heard it before. Toppling Ghaddafi led to […]

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Keystone Pipeline Cost Expected to Double

18 September 2014

TransCanada’s CEO said the cost to build the Keystone XL pipeline, currently estimated at $ 5.4 billion, is expected to double by the time the U.S. government completes its review of the largest part of the project. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

18 September 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday was poised to approve President Barack Obama’s plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants. A successful Senate vote on the measure, which passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday on a vote of 273-156, would send it to Obama to sign […]

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How Two Senators Survived a Week on Deserted Island

18 September 2014

Building a fire on a deserted island and negotiating legislation in the Senate have more in common than one might think, say Senators Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D., N.M.), who paired up to create “Rival Survival,” a reality show about two Senators living on an empty island for six days and six […]

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Ed Henry: Does Obama Think He’ll Beat ISIS Without Ground Troops?

18 September 2014

ED HENRY: How does the president, how do you react when his former Secretary of Defense says you can't win, you can't destroy ISIS without having U.S. combat troops on the ground. JOSH EARNEST: I think [Gates' opinion] is consistent with what I just said. It's going to require combat boots on the ground to […]

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