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Pennsylvania Agrees to Expand Medicaid

The Obama administration has reached a deal with Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Brazil’s Mantega says opposition win could wreck economy

By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's finance minister waded into the country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers' Party. The comments by Guido Mantega, which the opposition and some analysts […]

U.S. President Obama answers questions ahead of national security council meeting at the White House in Washington

Obama signals timing of new immigration measures in question

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he still planned to take steps on his own to improve the U.S. Obama had previously said he planned by the end of summer to find ways to change immigration regulations, unilateral action he said was made necessary by the failure of […]

Why Obama Let ISIS Off the Hook

Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, The Daily BeastAfter a week of talk of eliminating the “cancer” of ISIS, President Obama said Thursday that he was not planning to significantly expand the war against the Islamic extremist movement anytime soon. His remarks came after days of heated debate inside the top levels of his own national […]

Sean Hannity Explodes On Muslim Cleric Defending Islamic State

SEAN HANNITY: Do you support convert or die? ANJEM CHOUDARY: What you're talking about is complete falsehood. First of all, the Yazidis went to the mountain before the Islamic state came to the area. First of all they said there were 40,000 and then 20,000 and said a couple hundred and they were living in […]

U.S. President Obama addresses reporters ahead of national security council meeting at the White House in Washington

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

29 August 2014

By Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group. Obama's comment during a White House […]

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Obama On Dealing With ISIS: “We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet”

29 August 2014

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I have consulted with Congress throughout this process. I am confident that as commander in chief I have the authority to engage in the acts we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and it will be important for Congress to weigh in, for our […]

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West Wing Week 08/29/14 or, “Choose the Harder Right Instead of the Easier Wrong”

28 August 2014

This week, the White House honored two important anniversaries, for Women's Rights and Civil Rights, and the President announced new actions to improve access to quality healthcare for veterans. Full News here – White House.gov Blog Feed

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California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill

28 August 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed SB967 as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. The bill […]

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Obama to Nominate Career Diplomat as Next Afghanistan Ambassador

28 August 2014

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will nominate P. Michael McKinley to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Bahrain Says State Department Official Still Not Welcome

28 August 2014

Diplomatic tensions flared anew this week between the U.S. and longtime ally Bahrain, with the Gulf State denying a U.S. claim that a top State Department official had been invited back to the country after he was ejected in a dispute last month. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Bahrain Says State Department Official Still Not Welcome

28 August 2014

Diplomatic tensions flared anew this week between the U.S. and longtime ally Bahrain, with the Gulf State denying a U.S. claim that a top State Department official had been invited back to the country after he was ejected in a dispute last month. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province

Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State

28 August 2014

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has asked officials to prepare a range of U.S. military options for confronting Islamic State militants in Syria but said his strategy is still being developed. At a news conference, Obama cautioned against speculation that he was on the brink of a decision to expand air strikes against […]

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Hillary Clinton Praises Obama on Ferguson Response and Echoes Call for Inquiry

28 August 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had earlier been criticized for not speaking out on the subject, praised Mr. Obama for deciding to send Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to Ferguson. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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JLL CEO testifies before U.S. Congress – Politics Informer Video

28 August 2014

Colin Dyer testifies before U.S. Congress Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change on April 10, highlighting how the real estate industry addresses the most gl… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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