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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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Republicans Seriously Scale Back Funding For The Border Crisis

Jul 29 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a bill that would provide less than a fifth of the funding the president requested to address the ongoing border crisis. After more than 57,500 unaccompanied minors crossed the border illegally since October, President Barack Obama requested $3.7 billion to care for them, speed up deportation proceedings and attempt to deter illegal immigration. Senate Democrats proposed a $2.7 billion package. But the House GOP plan went from an expe ...
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Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

Jul 29 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: Big Government

The bill doesn't touch President Obama's “deferred” prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before they head home to face constituents for a five-week summer break. “Members are nervous about going home without saying they did something. It's political cover. At best, it's messaging legislation. ,” said Rep. John Fleming ...
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More EU humanitarian assistance for Syria
Brussels, July 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Tuesday approved an increase in humanitarian and development assistance to Syria by 50 million euros ($67 million), an official statement said. | by IANS
 
China's former minister investigated for corruption
Beijing, July 29 (IANS/EFE) The Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday announced a probe into allegations of "grave violations of discipline" against former public security minister Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking official to be investigated in decades. | by IANS
 
Nine killed in flash floods in China
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Nine people have been killed in flash floods in southwest China's Yunnan province, the ministry of civil affairs said Tuesday. | by IANS
 
 

Democrats Have Million-dollar Day on Impeachment

Jul 29 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chief Rep. Steve Israel said Tuesday the specter of impeachment helped ...
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Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Backfires, Helps Democrats Raise Millions

Jul 29 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. The fundraising juggernaut was driven by Democratic opposition to a lawsuit House Republicans intend to file against President Barack Obama related to the enforcement of certain Obamacare provisions. "Since the announcement of the lawsuit, we've raised more than $7.6 million," Israel said at a breakfast ...
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Boehner: Impeachment Threats 'All A Scam'

Jul 29 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: Big Government

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said he has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama and impeachment talk was nothing but a "scam" started by Democrats. "We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," Boehner said at a Tuesday press conference. "It's all a scam started by Democrats in the White House." White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said last week that ...
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After Embarrassing Scandal, New Jersey Gets Serious About Fighting Unemployment Fraud

Jul 29 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Just days after Harold Wirths took office as New Jersey’s labor and workforce development chief in 2010, authorities uncovered a fraud case involving millions in improper unemployment insurance payments that even had a link to organi ...
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John Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk A 'Scam' By The White House

Jul 29 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin may have demanded that President Barack Obama be impeached, and tea party Republicans may have flirted with that idea as well, but House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declared Tuesday that such talk was all a "scam" dreamed up by the White House. "This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill," Boehner told reporters at a news conference. "Why? Because they’re tryi ...
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Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

Jul 29 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeac ...
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Rajput clinches men's 50m rifle 3 positions silver, Narang bronze
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang claimed the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 50-metre rifle 3 positions at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. With 452.9 points,...
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China's former minister investigated for corruption
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Apple Releases Updated Versions of 13-Inch and 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros
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