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  • In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

    Wed Nov 26 02:05:14 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.

  • Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary: sources

    Wed Nov 26 01:21:07 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the circumstances.
  • Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

    Wed Nov 26 00:39:03 2014 | Source: Reuters

    KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

  • Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan

    Wed Nov 26 00:25:34 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown.
  • Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

    Wed Nov 26 00:19:31 2014 | Source: Reuters

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

  • Brown family condemns ‘broken system’

    Tue Nov 25 15:11:42 2014 | Source: The Hill

    “The prosecutor is supposed to prosecute, not be the defense attorney," said attorneys.
  • Jonathan Gruber agrees to testify in House

    Tue Nov 25 17:15:32 2014 | Source: CNN

    MIT economist and Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber -- most commonly now known for his comments regarding the "stupidity of the American voter" in helping to pass the President's signature health care law -- is coming to Congress.
  • Rudy Got It Right: Cops Save Minority Lives

    Tue Nov 25 15:50:54 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Bob McManus, New York Post
    Leave it to Rudy to stir the pot. God bless him.New York City’s esteemed former mayor went on national TV Sunday morning to offer his view on police-community tensions. To wit:“Minority communities typically are subject to more crime,” he said. “They need law enforcement more than anybody.”No! Wait!
  • Obama's Coalition Unravels Without Him

    Tue Nov 25 14:32:56 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
    Political analysts still are arguing over why the Democratic party was washed away in the midterm election. Since 2008, ascendant progressives had been crowing over a fresh mosaic of energized minorities, newly franchised immigrants, single young urban women, greens, gays, and — less often mentioned — upscale professionals and the 1-percenter super-wealthy.
  • What Darren Wilson Told the Grand Jury

    Tue Nov 25 14:27:16 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Maria La Ganga, LA Times
    It started with a simple request — "will you just walk on the sidewalk?" Forty-five seconds later, Michael Brown lay sprawled on the street, shot dead by a police officer who had never before fired his gun in the line of duty. And as he drove away from the 18-year-old's body, heading to the Ferguson police station to wash Brown's blood from his hands and surrender his gun, all Officer Darren Wilson could think was, "I'm just kind of in shock of what just happened. I really didn't believe it."

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