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Istanbul Journal: Old Haunt of U.S. Spies Becomes a Playground for Istanbul’s Elite

The United States has become the landlord to the private club empire Soho House, as part of a deal initially intended to keep a historic building as a space to foster relations with the Middle East. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton smiles as she attends the early childhood development initiative "talk to you baby" in Brooklyn, New York

U.S. Republican Graham says Hillary could have reached better deal on Iran

Senator Lindsey Graham, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, said the United States should put off a final nuclear agreement with Iran until after the U.S. election and said Democrat Hillary Clinton could get a better deal. The South Carolina Republican sharply criticized President Barack Obama's negotiating skills in talks to contain Iran's nuclear program. Hillary […]

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U.S. Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, but signaled they are willing to wait for last week's interim agreement to be finalized before passing judgment. "Look, the President needs to sell this to the American […]

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Capital Journal Friday PM: U.S. Upgraded ‘Bunker Buster’ Bomb | Employers Slowed Hiring in March | Texas Grapples With How to Continue Border Surge

The Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S. congressional candidate Duckworth addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Illinois Democrat Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate in 2016

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying in a video posted to her website on Monday that she would "fight my heart out" for constituents. Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs after her helicopter was hit by […]

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MIT’s Gruber Backs U.S. on Health Law Subsidies

The MIT economist Jonathan Gruber says federal subsidies to lower insurance premiums were intended for all consumers who qualify, despite a lawsuit that seeks to end them for millions of people. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. corporations accuse Indiana and Arkansas of curbing gay rights

Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week. The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart , based […]

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U.S. expects Congress to pass fast-track trade bill within next month

The United States expects the trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, which is seen as an important step to speed free trade deals, will be passed by the Congress over the next month, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. “We believe that the votes are there to move forward,” Catherine Novelli, U.S. under secretary of state […]

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Republican U.S. presidential contenders back Indiana law, say defends faith

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Possible contenders for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination are speaking out in support of Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law, addressing controversy over the legislation with conservative views of faith and liberty. “This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs, to be able […]

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NBC’s Engel: Israel And Arab States Find Common Cause In “Opposition To U.S. Policy” On Iran

RICHARD ENGLE, NBC NEWS: Israel, however, and several countries across the Middle East are watching this very closely, the Israeli government, the new Prime Minister, Netanyahu, do not believe that what is going on in Switzerland is the right thing. They think it is dangerous. They think it rewards Iran, and what we're seeing now […]

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