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41 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Joe Biden

4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Los Angeles Kossacks Political Action Meetup

Bring your list of great ideas for political action to the Guild Restaurant on Saturday, September 27th at 2 p.m. Shockwave and I will lead a discussion of what we would like to do and hopefully we can make some real, concrete plans. 714day and I tried to find a park near the train where we could meet, but there are only a couple and don't appear to have shaded picnic spots.


Related Topix: Social Software, Media, IT Services, Meetup, Shockwave, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News

9 hrs ago | New York Post

ISIS recruiting female jihadis from America's heartland

U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Terrorism

13 hrs ago | Washington Times

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Tax

17 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

No stops for Modi in US

Washington: Not long ago, Narendra Modi was not welcome in the US. But the US is now pulling out all stops to woo him when he comes calling at the White House as India's prime minister at the end of this month.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, George Bush, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, John McCain

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Liberian president appeals to Obama for help to beat Ebola

A child looks at a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, while holding his hand over his nose, in a main street and busy part in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: AP Dakar: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to US President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, US Politics, US News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Obama Condemns Beheading

White House: We Aren't Going to Get Into What The "Legal, Academic Definition of War" With ISIS May Be WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. In a statement issued Saturday night, Obama said the hearts of Americans go out to Haines' family and the people of the United Kingdom.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Wall Street Journal

No Campaigning by Barack Obama in Georgia Trip?

The White House has announced plans for President Barack Obama to come here Tuesday for a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Ebola, the highly infectious and deadly disease. People will be watching to see if he makes any appearances with Georgia's top Democratic candidates during this visit.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Celebrities, Jason Carter, Michelle Obama

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Francois Hollande, Iraq, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom

WTOP-FM Washington

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, John Boehner

WTOP-FM Washington

Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among those sharing memories of the late author and Renaissance woman artist Friday at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years. From a stage brightened by beds of white roses, it was a chance for friends and family members to pay tribute before hundreds of attendees and for the city itself to claim at least part of her legacy.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Harlem (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Times of Israel

Obama 'confident' of Islamic State's defeat

US President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the US "is on the right side of history." At a fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Baltimore, Obama said he was confident that Islamic State militants would eventually be defeated, thanks in part to a more inclusive Iraqi government and the broad coalition that Obama is seeking to assemble.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

ABC News

Obama Tours Birthplace of Star-Spangled Banner

President Barack Obama listens to Vincent Vaise, National Parks Service Ranger and Chief of Interpretation at Fort McHenry, left, talk about the original manuscript of the 'Star Spangled Banner' during his tour of Fort McHenry Visitor and Education Center in Baltimore, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Ben Cardin


Analysis: US strikes unsettling for DamascusFILE - " In this...

Such a scenario may not be an imminent one, but it is bound to be rattling Damascus.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Ohio, US Politics, US News, Terrorism

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.

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WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush, Terrorism

Brandon Sun

Open-ended ISIL conflict messy and complicated for US and allies: experts

The Obama administration has committed itself - and by extension its allies, including Canada - to an open-ended conflict in the Middle East in precisely the kind of foreign entanglement Stephen Harper has sought to avoid. The toxic politics of Iraq, combined with overlapping sectarian civil wars in Syria and throughout the region, mean the dozens of Canadian special forces troops recently committed to the mission are stepping into a more complex and violent cauldron than anything they experienced in Afghanistan.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Iraq, Middle East, Stephen Harper, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Terrorism

Denver Post

Arab allies pledge to join U.S. fight against Islamic State

Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside their regional animosities and work together to defeat a common enemy. The Arab states' endorsement of a broad strategy to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents, and possibly to join military action, came as the CIA doubled its assessment of how many fighters the extremist group can muster.


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, US Politics, Terrorism

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Obama Chief of Staff Pledges Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama will act on his own by year's end to remake the nation's fractured immigration system, and he will go as far as he can under the law, the White House chief of staff told frustrated Latino lawmakers Thursday. Chief of staff Denis McDonough made the commitments in a closed-door meeting at the Capitol with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

ABC News

Federal Judge Rejects Ohio Campaign Statements Law

A federal judge on Friday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that Ohio's law is unconstitutional and prohibited the Ohio Elections Commission and its members from enforcing the law.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, US Supreme Court