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U.S. President Obama greets U.S. Vice President Biden before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the White House in Washington

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $ 1 billion from President Barack Obama's $ 3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border. Obama on July 8 asked lawmakers to approve $ 3.7 billion to bolster […]

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U.S. President Obama greets U.S. Vice President Biden before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the White House in Washington

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $ 1 billion from President Barack Obama's $ 3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border. Obama on July 8 asked lawmakers to approve $ 3.7 billion to bolster […]

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15% Of The World’s Countries Require Their Heads Of State To Be From A Certain Religion

A Muslim person has no hope of winning the presidency in Lebanon due to a requirement that the executive leader be a member of the Maronite Christian Church. Such a rule might seem extreme from the perspective of religious freedom, but Lebanon is not alone. Thirty countries, or roughly 15 percent of the world’s nations, […]

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Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S. Calls for Truce in Gaza | Bodies From Malaysia Airlines Crash Leave Ukraine Conflict Zone | Options for Punishing Russia

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Dr. Alain Hakim: From Beirut – On the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dr. Alain Hakim, Lebanon’s Minister of Economy and Trade, compares the country’s Palestinian refugee crisis of the 1960s and its lasting effects to its Syrian refugee population today and offers proposals for reform. You can listen to the rest of the interview here. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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Ghassan Moukheiber From Beirut – Lebanon as Fault Line

Ghassan Moukheiber, Lebanese Member of Parliament, describes Lebanon’s complex history of conflict and 15 years of evolving civil war. Considered a confederated pluralist democracy along confessional religious lines, Lebanon continues to struggle to balance its tradition of theocracy and secularist constitutional framework. You can listen to the rest of the interview here. Full News here […]

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5 Quotes From Sunday’s Political Shows

Here are five quotes from Sunday talk shows, from John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and others. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Letter From Washington: Watergate and Lessons Not Learned

Deciding whether to impeach President Richard M. Nixon was a defining moment for the congressmen involved, but it failed to become a model for subsequent actions. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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A Week of Agony, From E. Ukraine to Gaza

Serge Schmemann, NY Times Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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12 Kids State Dinner

The Top 5 Best Moments from the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner

Ed. note. This is cross-posted from the Let's Move blog. See the original post here. Today, the First Lady welcomed fifty-four young chefs from all over the country to the State Dining Room for the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner. These 54 kids were selected from more than 1,500 recipes that were submitted for the Epicurious […]

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