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Around The World, This Is How Girls And Boys Are Stacking Up Against Each Other In School U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington
 
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Around The World, This Is How Girls And Boys Are Stacking Up Against Each Other In School

All around the world, teenage girls are more likely than boys to reach a basic level of proficiency in math, science and reading. However, among the world’s highest achieving students, girls continue to lag behind boys in math, according to a report released Thursday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The comprehensive, 176-page […]

Members of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs' legal team, including Kazman, Pruitt, Pamela and Douglas Hurst, and Carvin, exit the Supreme Court building after arguments in Washington

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard 85 minutes of arguments in the case […]

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington

Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations […]

Netanyahu’s Grand Slam

John Podhoretz, New York PostOn Tuesday, Bibi Netanyahu gave the speech of his life before a joint session of Congress — and he has Barack Obama to thank for it.Yes, the very same Barack Obama who hates Bibi, the same Obama who was furious the speech was being given at all, walked the bases full […]

Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington

Twice designated a terrorist by the United States government, considered responsible for up to 20 percent of American casualties in the Iraq war, Major General Qasem Suleimani, the legendary Iranian spymaster and leader of the Quds Force – the elite special operations wing of the hardline Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – is now stirring alarm […]

What Went Wrong Between the U.S. and Israel–and How to Fix the Alliance

04 March 2015

Brian Katulis and Michael Singh: The crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations is often attributed to an ideological or personal conflict between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, but the roots of the crisis run deeper. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Ben Carson apologizes for remarks on homosexuality

04 March 2015

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying homosexuality was a lifestyle choice. Full News here – FOX News

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House Committee Will Subpoena Clinton Private Email

04 March 2015

“A House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas later Wednesday to gather a deeper look into former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nearly exclusive use of personal e-mails to do her official business as the government’s top diplomat,” the Washington Post reports. “The subpoenas are expected to go out to the State […]

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McConnell Urges States to Defy U.S. Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gas

04 March 2015

Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is from Kentucky, a leading coal-producing state. He has vowed to fight President Obama on climate change issues like regulating coal-fired power plants. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. Won’t Charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

04 March 2015

The Justice Department said it would not file federal civil-rights charges against the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen last year, saying the U.S. couldn’t disprove the officer’s claims he fired because he feared for his safety. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Harry Reid on Vetoes, Trade and Democratic Party Unity

04 March 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) sat down Wednesday with the Wall Street Journal to discuss a range of issues, from the prospects for trade legislation to how he keeps a diverse group of Democrats on the same page in the Senate. Here are some key takeaways based on that conversation. Full News here […]

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Another Failure Of All-Or-Nothingism

04 March 2015

The radical Republicans just suffered yet another big defeat. President Obama today signed into law the “clean” budget for the Department of Homeland Security he had been demanding all along. For the last three months, we’ve all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like […]

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‘Dismal’ Doesn’t Even Begin To Describe LA’s Voter Turnout

04 March 2015

With fewer than one out of 10 eligible voters casting ballots at Los Angeles polls Tuesday, America’s second-largest city continued a pattern of shockingly low election engagement. As of Wednesday afternoon, voter turnout in the city’s municipal election was just 8.6 percent, the city clerk’s office reported. It’s the lowest voter turnout in a Los […]

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Supreme Court weighs new conservative attack on Obamacare

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

04 March 2015

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard 85 minutes of arguments in the case […]

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Family Wedding Forces Rubio to Skip Iowa Candidate Forum

04 March 2015

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida withdrew from an agriculture forum in Iowa planned for Saturday, one of the largest gatherings of Republican 2016 hopefuls so far. Full News here – First Draft

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