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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

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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Obamacare Creator: Die at 75!

Sep 18 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Big Government

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then falteri ...
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NYT Poll: Plurality Less Likely to Vote for Pro-Amnesty Candidates

Sep 18 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Big Government

A plurality of Americans are less likely to vote for candidates who support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, according to a New York Times/CBS News national poll.  In fact, Americans are more opposed to candidates who support amnesty than those who favor Obamacare, which the GOP establishment has insisted should be the sole focus of the midterms. The poll found that 39% are less likely to su ...
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Jaguar stolen 46 years ago returned to owner
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office in Los Angeles returned to its owner a 1967 Jaguar convertible that had been stolen 46 years ago and was discovered last month being shipped to the Netherlands. | by IANS
Fiji coup leader wins polls amidst fraud charges (Roundup)
Suva/Cairns (Australia), Sep 18 (IANS) Leader of the coup in 2006, Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama, has won parliamentary elections in Fiji, home to a large Indian-origin population, amidst opposition accusations of electoral fraud, according to provisional results released Thursday. | by IANS
IS seizes 16 Kurdish villages in Syria
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni terrorist group has seized control over 16 Kurdish villages in the last 24 hours in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Thursday. | by IANS

Obama to 'personally control' Syria strikes

Sep 18 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: WND

(NBC NEWS) The U.S. military will be required to obtain the personal signoff of President Barack Obama for its strikes in Syria, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Obama will exert “a high degree of personal control” over the military strategy against ISIS in Syria, as the U.S. seeks to avoid becoming too deeply involved in that country’s civil war. The military strategy in Iraq will not have such strict ...
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John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Sep 18 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics, especially during a tough congressional re-election year when everyone is trying to save themselves from being fired. And you definitely would not utter those words when describing the relationship between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives -- a relationship that has prov ...
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The White House Just Announced $68 Million To Boost Solar And Cut Greenhouse Gases

Sep 18 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

President Barack Obama speaks after touring Sempra’s Copper Mountain Solar 1 facility, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Boulder City, Nev. CREDIT: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson In its newest effort to combat climate change, the Obama administration on Thursday announced that it would dedicate nearly $70 million in funding toward bringing more solar power to homes and businesses, and improving energy efficiency in rural are ...
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Congress Ashamed Of Congress For Tending To Elections Before War Authorization Debate

Sep 18 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Congress is ashamed of itself for tending to elections before having a war authorization vote. But they'll do it anyway. A bipartisan faction of lawmakers has been demanding a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's military escalation against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Obama maintains he doesn't need a new authorization to expand U.S. military strikes against the terrorist group; indeed, the U.S. has already ca ...
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Intelligence Director Says He Never Lied To Congress About NSA Surveillance

Sep 18 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence is disputing allegations that he lied to Congress about a surveillance program last year. James Clapper is rolling out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers. Clapper says it has been very disappointing to have his integrity questioned "because of a mistake." He was speaking Thursday to intelligence contractors in a ballro ...
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Russia Makes a Move for the Oil Rich Arctic While Barack Obama Hesitates

Sep 18 2014 8:17am CDT | Source: Big Government

What was once a battle for the moon has now become a race to the Arctic between the West and Russia. On September 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia’s military presence in the Arctic is one of nation’s top priorities, arguing that it will protect shipping routes between Europe and the Pacific. But a few Western countries are wary about Russian military in the Arctic. Defense Secretary Chuck Hag ...
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