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2 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

U.S. wona t let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

WASHINGTON – A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, W., George Bush, Frank Caliendo, Dick Cheney, Ferguson, MO

8 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics

13 hrs ago | KMIZ

Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama

At a book event for Rep. Paul Ryan, his former running mate, Romney said that Hillary Clinton distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy was reminiscent of the campaign he ran against the president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton

14 hrs ago | Washington Times

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

18 hrs ago | ABC Action News

Why 2014 is not the year of the woman

AUGUST 06: U.S. Senate Democratic candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks at a campaign event with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts August 6, 2014 in Hazard, Kentucky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Hazard, KY, 2012 Presidential Election

22 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican

22 hrs ago | KNDO


One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Jim Gerlach

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul


Obama pours cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge

President Barack Obama won't be taking part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping America to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, George Bush, US Governors, Chris Christie

Click Orlando

Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Francois Hollande, New York


TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in case

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, US News

The Age

Death sparks manhunt to find British jihadist

Academic who studies radicalisation says British Muslims who have joined Islamic State want to be 'at the forefront of the conflict'.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Prison

WAPT-TV Jackson

'Obama third term' label could hurt Hilary Clinton

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

The Washington Post

News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month.


Related Topix: US News, IGN Entertainment, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US Politics

Wed Aug 20, 2014


POLL: Support for US Air Strikes in Iraq Jumps

After splitting evenly two months ago, a majority of Americans now support U.S. air strikes in Iraq but without additional credit to Barack Obama for ordering them.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News

Cybercast News Service

Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics

Cybercast News Service

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics


Vargas, others appeal to Obama administration on deportations

Filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas and 10 others asked the U.S. government on Wednesday to halt deportation proceedings against undocumented immigrants like themselves who have strong and productive ties to the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors