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15 hrs ago | Northern Virginia Daily

Mark Shields: Needed: An Honest Debate on War

Our country in September 2014 needs an open, serious and honest public debate so that this time, we can make an informed decision on whether to once again send Americans into war in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican, John Boehner, Dick Cheney, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Miami Herald

Lawmakers urge Boehner to allow vote on war authorization for growing military force in Iraq

The House of Representatives should debate and vote on whether to authorize expanded military force in Iraq, U.S. Reps.

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Related Topix: Walter Jones, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, James McGovern

The Hill

Pelosi says no need for Iraq vote - yet

Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on GOP leaders to launch a floor debate on the Obama administration's use of force against Islamic militants in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, James McGovern, Walter Jones, Republican, John Boehner

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Nation

Why 2014 Is the Year to Demand Medicaid-Funded Abortions

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in August, the All Above All tour bus parked in a busy plaza in the heart of downtown Oakland, California.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakland, CA

OpEdNews

Syria: The Latest Installment in America's Fickle, Dysfunctional Foreign Policy

A year ago, President Obama said he would seek Congressional authorization before striking Syria.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Dear President Obama: What Happens after Ferguson?

Celebrities, pols, business, faith, and nonprofit leaders say the President and DOJ must adopt community centered policing strategies and end police militarization NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 -- In an open letter, leaders from academia, business, the arts, labor, faith communities, and other local and national leaders are urging President Obama and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Non-Profit, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Elijah Cummings

Groong

California Courier Online, August 28, 2014

The California Courier Online, August 28, 2014 1 - Commentary Justice Dept. Files Reveal Activities Of Firms Lobbying for Turkey By Harut Sassounian www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com 2 - World's Highest Wine Launch Takes Place on Mount Ararat 3 - USC Appoints New Faculty; Armenian Institute Director 4 - Aram Saroyan to Keynote October 11 Luncheon of St.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Republican, Dana Rohrabacher, August, CA, Prison

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Stop Militarizing Local Police Departments

When Alan Grayson brought up an Amendment to stop funding the extreme militarization of local police departments, the Republican House leadership flipped out and ordered it killed.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Sean Duffy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Raul Grijalva

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Common Dreams

Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a broader set of missions than originally advertised, and with plans to continue bombing for months .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Politico

Pro Report: Hagel says ISIL 'beyond anything that we've seen' -...

BREAKING: HAGEL SAYS ISIL 'BEYOND ANYTHING THAT WE'VE SEEN': Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses a greater terrorism threat than Al Qaeda, and is as sophisticated and well-funded as any previous terror group.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Scott, David Scott, Anna Eshoo

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Politico

Action could boost Iraq vote pressure

The rising numbers of U.S. airstrikes and troops deploying to Iraq could increase pressure on a Congress that has so far been reluctant to hold a vote on military action there.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Scott

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Alameda: Women-led institute receives $900k grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded approximately $900,000 to an Alameda-based organization that works to boost enrollment and retention of women in science, technology and math programs at community colleges nationwide.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Marina, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Indybay.org

Protest Barbara Lee's Silence On Israeli US Crimes In Gaza

Congress Women Barbara Lee by her silence about the Israeli-US genocide in Gaza is complicit in this slaughter.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Switched

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles after the services came under fire for using derogatory language and banning many styles that are popular with African-American women.

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Related Topix: African-American, US News, US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge, US Navy

Cybercast News Service

Dems: Obama 'Should Come to Congress' If Iraq Situation Escalates

Two liberal Democrats on Tuesday said they support President Obama's limited air strikes in Iraq, but if things escalate, they agreed that Obama "should come to Congress."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Marine Corps

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Shares Economic Development Opportunities in California

Last year, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled the Commerce Department's "Open for Business Agenda," a bold policy agenda focused on boosting trade and investment, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, and unleashing more government data.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alameda County, CA

SFGate

Nancy Pelosi: No 'boots on the ground' in Iraq

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi prepares to leave after speaking at a press conference on Middle Class Jumpstart on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Cybercast News Service

Five Democrats Join Bus Tour to Repeal Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion CNS

At least five House Democrats are participating in a nationwide "Be Bold Road Trip" this month in an effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the federal government from directly subsidizing abortions.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Henry Hyde, Republican

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Nation

Congress Needs to Assert Checks and Balances on Any New Iraq Mission

It is not a lack of sympathy with the historic and current circumstance of Iraq's religious minorities - or of other persecuted peoples in that traumatized country - that leads some of the most humane and responsible members of Congress to say that President Obama must seek approval from the House and Senate before committing the United States ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative John Garamendi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Instapundit.com

Nonsense, it's Just Some "Targeted" Air Strikes and ...

The president's expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq is conjuring up two dirty little words for anti-war Democrats: Mission creep.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Jack Reed, US House of Representatives

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