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Senate Democrats hold off on new Iran vote – for now

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Democratic senators said on Tuesday they would give the Obama administration at least two more months to reach a nuclear deal with Iran before voting for tighter economic restrictions, easing the threat that Congress might override President Barack Obama's veto of a new sanctions bill. U.S. Senator Robert […]

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army

Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 but was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, will be charged with desertion, according to NBC. The television network, citing senior defense officials, said the charges could come within a week. (Reporting by Susan […]

White House to Court: GOP Health-Care Lawsuit is ‘Incoherent’

The White House said a Republican lawsuit challenging its implementation of the 2010 health-care law misunderstands the constitutional separation of powers and should be thrown out, according to court papers filed Monday night. Full News here – Washington Wire

George Will On Obama’s al-Qaeda Strategy: “George Orwell Said The Quickest Way To End A War Is To Lose It”

GEORGE WILL, WASHINGTON POST COLUMNIST: Well, we've heard two very interesting words used so far by [Obama's allies and spokesmen]. One is "manifestation." We're fighting al-Qaeda's "manifestation" here there and everywhere. And I gather that doesn't mean we are just fighting al-Qaeda, but something that can be ascribed as an emulation or an extension, it […]

More Hard Charter Lessons

News comes from Indianapolis last week that two of the older charters in town are being shut down. Fall Creek Academy and University Heights Preparatory Academy are going to that Big Chalkboard in the sky. Fall Creek actually goes back to the days when then-Mayor Bart Peterson could whip up charters at will thanks to […]

Patriots Fan Louis C.K. On Deflategate: “It’s Hilarious!” Why Not? “It’s A Stupid Football Game”

27 January 2015

LOUIS C.K., COMEDIAN: I'm from Boston, so I'm a Patriots fan. DAVID LETTERMAN: So why are they so oily? LOUIS C.K.: Well, because they want to win real bad, so sometimes you do stuff that's not fair so you can win. I have no problem with it. I think it is hilarious. Why not? It's […]

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Bergdahl to be charged with desertion, ex-military intel officer says

27 January 2015

The Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by Taliban-aligned militants last year in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners, with desertion, according to a former military intelligence officer. Full News here – FOX News

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Top U.S. trade official urges Congress to back trade agenda

27 January 2015

The top U.S. trade official urged Congress to back the administration’s trade agenda on Tuesday and said an ambitious Pacific trade pact is nearing completion. In remarks prepared for delivery to key congressional committees, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the administration looked to lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation allowing a streamlined approval process for […]

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The GOP Bracket Challenge

27 January 2015

Charlie Cook, National JournalThose who avidly follow politics always seek clarity and understanding, simply to figure out what is likely to happen. At this point, at least on the Republican side, we’re all going to have to accept that this presidential nomination fight is going last a very long time with no clarity on the […]

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New Saudi King Salman attends a ceremony following the death of the late Saudi King at the Diwan royal palace in Riyadh

Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrest

27 January 2015

By Roberta Rampton RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay his respects after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters Obama wanted to […]

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Obama Warns India on Religious Divisions

27 January 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama challenged India to do more to combat climate change, promote gender equality and overcome religious divisions, saying that progress on these issues would be key to the country’s success. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama Aims to Raise Taxes on Inheritances

27 January 2015

The president’s tax proposal is intended to raise taxes on the wealthy and reduce them for the middle class, but GOP opposition in Congress means the plan is unlikely to become law. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Fuel for Economy: Gas, Still Not as Cheap as It Used to Be

27 January 2015

The price of gas, though down 50 percent since the summer, is still more expensive than it was for much of the 1980s and 1990s. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Jesse Ventura Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all – Politics Informer Video

27 January 2015

Jesse Ventura Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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LIVE Barack Obama & Narendra Modi Speech-TV9/Part2 – Politics Informer Video

27 January 2015

US President Obama and PM Modi Hold a Joint Press Conference at the Hyderabad House in Delhi.. US President Barack Obama’s three-day India visit begins today.. Obama will be attending the …

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