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  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    Wed Sep 17 09:02:58 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 

  • Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit

    Wed Sep 17 04:11:01 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency.
  • White House to request $500M to fight Ebola

    Tue Sep 16 22:19:01 2014 | Source: The Hill

    The funding will help underwrite efforts to contain the outbreak in West Africa.
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal, likely White House contender, touts energy plan

    Wed Sep 17 01:28:24 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 U.S. presidential run, accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often aimed at his own party.

  • Key witness cross-examined in trial of Connecticut ex-governor

    Wed Sep 17 00:02:23 2014 | Source: Reuters

    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Prosecutors cross-examined a key witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland on Tuesday, aiming to undermine defense testimony that Rowland's contract with a nursing home operator was legitimate and not a cover for paid work on a political campaign.
  • U.S. NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy Islamic State

    Tue Sep 16 23:11:19 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities.

  • Adrian Peterson Must Beat His Upbringing

    Tue Sep 16 13:57:53 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Jonathan Capehart, Wash Post
    The indictment of Minnesota Vikings football player Adrian Peterson on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child over the weekend led NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley to make a rather bold (and broad) cultural pronouncement. “Whipping — we do that all the time,” Charles Barkley said yesterday on CBS. “Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances … We spank kids in the south.” While I agreed with the NBA Hall of Famer, I’m also grateful that times have changed.
  • Remember When ESPN Was About Sports?

    Tue Sep 16 13:57:24 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Larry O'Connor, Free Beacon
    Baseball pennant races getting dramatic. College football already in top form. NFL finally on every channel every other day of the week. And, of course, Fantasy Football in full swing. It should be a time when Xs and Os are over analyzed and team passions are on full display. Instead, this weekend was all about substance abuse, spanking, and domestic abuse. And ESPN is loving it. Because addressing these weighty topics makes them feel so very important. NFL analyst (and former NFL wide receiver) Cris Carter was nearly in tears giving us a full Dr. Phil moment about his childhood spankings:
  • The Great Unraveling

    Tue Sep 16 12:58:17 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Roger Cohen, New York Times
    It was the time of unraveling. Long afterward, in the ruins, people asked: How could it happen?It was a time of beheadings. With a left-handed sawing motion, against a desert backdrop, in bright sunlight, a Muslim with a British accent cut off the heads of two American journalists and a British aid worker. The jihadi seemed comfortable in his work, unhurried. His victims were broken. Terror is theater. Burning skyscrapers, severed heads: The terrorist takes movie images of unbearable lightness and gives them weight enough to embed themselves in the psyche.
  • Obama's Last Chance on Climate

    Tue Sep 16 11:14:29 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Rebecca Leber, The New Republic
    The next year is critical for addressing climate change. The United Nations Climate Summit next Tuesday will bring together more than 100 heads of state in New York City. President Barack Obama will be at the summit; China and India will send special envoys in their country leaders’ absence. There will be speeches and announcements related to investments in clean energy, and ahead of the summit an estimated 100,000 climate activists will march for action. All this is to secure the next big step in the fight against climate change—an international agreement on greenhouse gas...

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