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Ghani Speaks to Congress, Invokes Islamic State

Ghani Speaks to Congress, Invokes Islamic State – Politics Informer Video

March 25 — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani invoked Islamic State as the latest threat to his country in a speech to the U.S. Congress seeking continued backing for America’s longest war. Stratfor… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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State Department rejects call for Iran deal to affirm Israel’s ‘right to exist’

A State Department official dismissed a plea Friday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran nuclear agreement include clear recognition of his nation’s “right to exist,” declaring negotiations are “only about the nuclear issue.” Full News here – FOX News

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Which State Has the Most Criminal Politicians?

Wonk Wire: New Jersey leads the pack in criminal politicians per voter Full News here – Political Wire

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First Draft Focus: Obama Lands in Utah, His 49th State

President Obama waved as he arrived at Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Thursday night, his first time in the Beehive State as president. Full News here – First Draft

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Tapper vs. Arkansas State Senator: I’m Confused, How Can Refusing Service To Gays Not Be Discrimination?

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Republican Arkansas State Senator Bart Hester says the religious freedom law in Arkansas is not discrimination but does allow a business to deny service to gay clientele. Hester says the law does not discriminate against an individual, but allows a business owner to "discriminate against a message that […]

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Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists

A proposal to allow bigger trucks on highways, which could be costly to railroads, has put law enforcement officers at the forefront of a safety debate. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Kerry orders State Department review of records retention amid Clinton email controversy

The State Department has ordered an internal audit of the agency’s record keeping after revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure. Full News here – FOX News

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John Kerry Asks State Department Watchdog to Review Records Practices

Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the State Department’s internal watchdog to review the department’s transparency management practices after disclosures his predecessor Hillary Clinton used a personal email account for government business. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Megyn Kelly Grills State Department’s Jen Psaki on Bowe Bergdahl Trade: “Was It Worth It? Absolutely”

JEN PSAKI, STATE DEPARTMENT: Was it worth it? Absolutely. We have a commitment to our men and women serving overseas, or in our military, defending our national security every day, that we will do everything we can to bring them home, and that's what we did in this case… But as it relates to the […]

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State Department Lacked Top Watchdog in Clinton’s Tenure

The State Department had no permanent inspector general during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to agency leadership. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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