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Amid hacking attack, State Department info-security still in shambles

Weeks before the State Department’s Nov. 16 shutdown of its unclassified email system in the face of unprecedented hacking attacks, auditors took the department’s management to task for ignoring warnings about their lax security habits and chronic failure to enact protections against high-tech intruders. Full News here – FOX News

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Ugly ouster: ‘Frustrated’ Hagel faces unfair sniping on way out, says McCain

Ousted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had become “very, very frustrated” in the post before President Obama sought his resignation, according to a key lawmaker, who blasted the White House for a whispering campaign that accompanied the Pentagon boss’ abrupt ouster Monday morning. Full News here – FOX News

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Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. Full News here – FOX News

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How the White House spun Obama’s immigration reversal

It was an uphill battle for the Obama White House. Full News here – FOX News

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Obama calls for calm after Ferguson decision, sees improved US race relations

President Obama on Sunday called for calm after the announcement of the pending grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., and argued that race relations in the U.S. have significantly improved in the past 10 years. Full News here – FOX News

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Iran nuke deal deadline looms as Kerry warns ‘serious gaps’ remain

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of “serious gaps” in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday’s deadline is seeming more likely. Full News here – FOX News

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GOP governors’ meeting an early ‘dress rehearsal’ for potential 2016 candidates

The annual meeting for Republican governors that concludes this weekend has been a showcase for the party’s big midterm wins — and the place for lots of behind-the-scenes jockeying by several of the party’s top-tier, potential 2016 White House candidates. Full News here – FOX News

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US Marshals help Mexican Marines in raids, report says

U.S. Marshals are playing more than just a supporting role in Mexico’s fight against the drug cartels. They are going above and beyond portraying themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in drug raids. Full News here – FOX News

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In immigration speech, Obama will announce protective status for 2 groups

In his immigration speech to the nation Thursday night, President Obama will say the administration plans on granting protective status or “deferred action” to two groups – parents of United States citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for five years, and young people who were brought into the country illegally […]

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Margaret Thatcher Addresses the U.S. Congress: House of Representatives Session (1985) – Politics Informer Video

Thatcher’s first foreign policy crisis came with the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. She condemned the invasion, said it showed the bankruptcy of a déte… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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