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Obama, Bush, Clinton to pay last respects to Mandela

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 7 2013, 6:22am CST | by IANS

Pretoria/Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will travel to South Africa next week to pay their last respects to anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela.
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Bill Clinton: We Must Do 'Whatever It Takes' To Fight Ebola

Sep 20 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight Ebola marked a "good beginning," former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday, but said the world will need to do more. "We're still a little behind the curve but we're getting there," Clinton told reporters i ...
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Tough Talk on ISIS Is Not Enough

Sep 19 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In late 1998, national security officials under President Bill Clinton mulled a strike deep into Afghanistan that may have taken out Osama bin Laden. In the end, Clinton decided the potential cost of hundreds of innocent lives was too high. No one can be sure that such a strike would have eliminated the al Qaeda terror chief, let alone forestalled the 9/11 terror attack three years later that cost the lives of 2,977 people, most ...
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Two Indians elected MPs in New Zealand
Wellington, Sep 22 (IANS) Two Indian-origin leaders have made it to parliament in the recently concluded general elections in New Zealand, media reported Monday. | by IANS
 
Syria condemns US anti-terror coalition
Damascus, Sep 22 (IANS) Syria has criticised the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, accused it of lacking the "true will" necessary to confront terrorism in the region. | by IANS
 
CO2 emissions set to reach record high in 2014
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Ahead of the New York Climate Summit, researchers have revealed that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main contributor to global warming, is set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes. | by IANS
 
 

The Fix: If Bill Clinton could paint, he would paint a cat … in a bathtub (Video)

Sep 19 2014 8:36am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Former President Bill Clinton went on the Daily Show on Thursday, where he and Jon Stewart discussed how to "fix the parts of the world that are broken." Clinton mainly discussed foreign policy and his work with the Clinton Global Initiative. He said that combating Ebola would take a "herculean effort," and that, although headlines in the ...
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Don't Count Out the Down Ballot

Sep 18 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There's no question -- the midterm elections this fall are consequential. In Washington, they will determine not only whether Democrats retain control of the Senate, but also whether our nation has a chance to solve real problems for American families or if President Obama will have to veto his way through his final two years in office. What we must also remember is that this election is crucial in states across the country. While progress has been stymie ...
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'Ready for Hillary' and the 2014 Mid-term Elections

Sep 18 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

We are witnessing a new tour-de-force in election strategy operating across the nation. It isn't based on raising a billion dollars but rather raising just enough money, less than $10 million so far, to generate excitement and get people motivated to speak out and work for a candidate who hasn't yet announced she is running. The 'Ready for Hillary' PAC has done an incredible job preparing the st ...
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Inequality, Nick Hanauer and the Patriot's Moral Code

Sep 17 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The July/August 2014 issue of Politico Magazine sports a special report decrying excessive economic inequality, written by plutocrat extraordinare, Nick Hanauer. Living in the north Seattle metro area, and riding high after realizing his stake in the 2007 sale of aQuantive to Microsoft, Hanauer styles himself "a proud and unapologetic capitalist"; albeit an atypical one. As to the particulars of his financial assent from a considerable head start (his family owns ...
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Obama Tweets Message Against Scottish Independence Ahead Of Vote

Sep 17 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

President Barack Obama reiterated his stance against Scottish independence with a tweet on Wednesday. Obama said he hopes the UK remains "strong, robust and united." The Scottish independence vote takes place Thursday, Sept. 18. The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united. -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014 Obama first commented on the vote in June. ...
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Obama's Kipling-esque Mission in Liberia

Sep 17 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: Big Government

Take up the White Man’s burden— The savage wars of peace— Fill full the mouth of Famine And bid the sickness cease; And when your goal is nearest The end for others sought, Watch sloth and heathen Folly Bring all your hopes to nought. - Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden” Nothing better encapsulates President Barack Obama’s foreign policy than the glaring contrast Tuesday between his adamant refusal to send ground troops to confront the threat of the Islamic Stat ...
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