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U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities. The court made it clear it was not deciding the larger and divisive question […]

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U.S. court signals narrow bondholders win in Argentina subpoena case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina’s non-U.S. assets in a case about bank subpoenas in decade-long litigation over Argentina’s obligations to bond investors. During a one-hour-long oral argument over hedge fund NML Capital Ltd’s efforts to seek […]

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Suit Challenges FAA’s U.S. Drone Policy

A Texas group sued the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court to challenge the agency’s order to stop using drones in the group’s searches for missing people. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Attorney General Holder testifies about his FY2015 budget request at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. to expand clemency criteria for drug offenders

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department will widen the criteria it uses to decide which drug offenders to recommend to the president for clemency, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday. The department expects thousands of drug offenders currently serving time to be eligible for reduced sentences under the new clemency guidelines […]

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U.S. Warns That Russia Has ‘Days, Not Weeks’ To Comply With Ukraine Accord

By NEDRA PICKLER & JULIE PACE, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia […]

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Tribesmen stand on the rubble of a building destroyed by a U.S. drone air strike, that targeted suspected al Qaeda militants in Azan

Court orders U.S. to release memo on drones, al-Awlaki killing

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over key portions of a memorandum justifying the government's targeted killing of people linked to terrorism, including Americans. In a case pitting executive power against the public's right to know what its government does, the 2nd […]

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Lawmakers Want More U.S. Pressure on Ukraine Crisis

Russia could take control of eastern Ukraine unless the U.S. takes more aggressive steps to help the young government confront pro-Russian forces that have seized control of large cities in the region, a leading Republican lawmaker warned Sunday. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Ukraine Unrest: U.S. Military Exercises In Eastern Europe Considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary […]

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McLaughlin Group: Should U.S. & Canada Get It Over With And Merge?

Pat Buchanan, Diane Francis, Eleanor Clift and Mort Zuckerman discuss. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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The Tragic Decline of U.S. Foreign Policy

Ian Bremmer, National InterestIt’s remarkable that the US economy looks to be picking up steam even as rising stars like China, India, Turkey, and Brazil wrestle with slowing growth and the risk of unrest. Improving US fundamentals, a steadily recovering jobs market, and revolution in energy production remind us that Americans aren’t waiting on Washington […]

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