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Congo's President Sassou Nguesso speaks during a news conference at Carthage Palace in Tunis

Congo Republic president says expects referendum over third term

The President of Congo Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Friday he expected a referendum on a change to the constitution that would allow him to stand next year for a third term at the helm of the oil-producing nation. Sassou Nguesso has ruled the central African country for most of the last 35 years. […]

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Broadway Star Audra McDonald Slams Indiana Governor Over Anti-Gay Bill

Broadway star Audra McDonald is not a fan of Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his anti-gay legislation, and she let him know it. Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday. The bill allows companies to cite religious freedom in lawsuits if sued by a private party. Many worry this could legalize […]

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Second Day as a Candidate, Cruz Jabs at Bush Over Immigration

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has largely held his fire against other Republicans, but a day into his presidential candidacy, he took a poke at Jeb Bush over immigration, saying politicians fail when they “treat the voters as children.” Full News here – First Draft

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Gen Con Threatens To Take Popular Convention, And Millions, Out Of Indiana Over Religious Freedom Bill

Organizers of Gen Con, said to be the largest gaming convention in the U.S., have threatened to take their event — and potentially millions of dollars — out of Indiana if Governor Mike Pence (R) signs a controversial religious freedom bill into law. Senate Bill 101 will prohibit state and local governments from “substantially burdening […]

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Senate Girds For Lengthy Budget Battle Over Obamacare And Defense Spending

The Senate on Tuesday kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy funding debate over Senate Republicans’ budget blueprint, which aims to boost defense spending and to repeal the Affordable Care Act through a process known as reconciliation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to keep his promise of an open-amendment process on […]

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Senate Panel Concerned Over CIA Role in Cellphone Scanning

The top two lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing the Justice Department with concerns the Central Intelligence Agency helped domestic law enforcement develop technology to scan U.S. cellphones. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Justices struggle with free speech case over Confederate license plates

In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence. Full News here – FOX News

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Stevens Prosecution Looms Over Menendez Case

“In 2008, the Justice Department took the unusual step of indicting a sitting United States senator. Prosecutors described the senator, Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, as a crafty politician who concealed the expensive gifts that had been lavished upon him by one of his friends, a millionaire oil contractor. The case ultimately collapsed, becoming an […]

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Obama Chides Netanyahu Over Comments

President Barack Obama said Israel’s prime minister had hampered the Mideast peace process by saying there would be no Palestinian state during his tenure as Israel’s leader. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee Senator John McCain speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

McCain to Obama: get over your temper tantrum

U.S. Senator John McCain accused President Barack Obama of throwing a "temper tantrum" over comments by Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, adding to the conflict between the White House and the Republican-dominated Congress over Israel. McCain, asked on CNN's "State of the Union" show if U.S.-Israel relations were at a dangerous point, said, "I think that's up […]

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