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U.S. Academics, Experts Urge Obama to Press Saudi Officials on Egypt Repression

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 29 2014, 3:26pm CDT | by PR.com

U.S. Thinkers, Experts Urge Obama to Press Saudi Officials on Egypt Repression; Noam Chomsky and others call on President to keep his promise to support democracy and human rights
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Karl Rove's PAC Trying to Win Arkansas, North Carolina by Running Left of Pryor, Hagan

Aug 30 2014 12:32pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this attempt in the latest round of TV ads that the Washington Post teased Rove with a headline that taunted him as a "bleeding heart liberal." Reporter/blogger Greg Sargent said in ...
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What to Watch in the House Mid-Terms

Aug 30 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Big Government

The AP expects the GOP to "tighten its grip" on the U.S. House of Representatives this year citing "redistricting after the 2010 census and the retirement of moderate Democrats in conservative states," although the Democrats financial edge is something of a wild card. Two of the most vulnerable governors are Pennsylvania Republican Tom Corbett and Illinois Democrat Pat Quinn. Incumbents and candidates in those s ...
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Modi, Abe strike chord; Kyoto to help make Varanasi smart city (Intro Roundup)
Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergent views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of the past five decades. | by IANS
 
Modi, Abe strike chord, India hopes ties reach full potential (Roundup)
Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergence of views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of five decades. | by IANS
 
Protests, sit-ins affecting Pakistan's progress: Nawaz Sharif (Roundup)
Islamabad/Lahore, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said the sit-ins and protesters have affected Pakistan's progress and people's mandate cannot be sabotaged by a few thousand people, even as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf reiterated the demand for his resignation. | by IANS
 
 

What to Watch in the Senate Mid-Terms

Aug 30 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Big Government

The AP is using Labor Day to kick off "a two-month sprint toward Election Day" by pointing out five key points in both the House and Senate mid-terms elections. As for the Senate, Kentucky is certainly one key and some may find this information surprising, while others will say it's predictable. An old line more establishment GOP remains unpopular, so much so that Mitch McConnell is fighting for his political life in a year when he should win ...
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Obama: GOP Captive To Ideologically Rigid Group

Aug 30 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. ...
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Obama To Attend Wedding Of Longtime Personal Chef

Aug 30 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. Obama, his wife and their daughters will be among the guests at the ceremony in Westchester County, north of New York City. It's at a farm-to-table restaurant that's a favorite of both Kass and ...
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Rich Lowry: Warren Buffett Betrays His Country

Aug 30 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Big Government

Note from Senior Management: National Review Editor-in-Chief Rich Lowry takes on Warren Buffett's tax strategy in Politico. We reprint here. It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like paying taxes but hates America. Warren Buffett, whose eponymous rule was a staple of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is underwriting Burger King’s propose ...
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Obama Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let's Talk About the Minimum Wage

Aug 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Big Government

In his Labor Day weekend weekly address, President Barack Obama uses the occasion to make another plea for a high minimum wage. Transcript as follows: Hi, everybody.  Whether you’re firing up the grill, fired up for some college football, or filling up the car for one last summer roadtrip – Happy Labor Day weekend. We set aside Labor Day to honor the working men and women of America.  And this Labor Day, we’ve got more to celebrate.  Over the past 53 months, our businesses ...
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Secure Freedom Minute: No Strategy Yet

Aug 30 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Big Government

Transcript as follows: A broken clock is right twice a day. And even a president not given to truthfulness occasionally is candid. One such blue moon occurred yesterday when Barack Obama responded to questions about what his administration was going to do about the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by saying, “We don’t have a strategy yet.” Regrettably, the same applies to other unraveling international crises. We don’t have a strategy yet for Russia’s invasion o ...
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