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  1. Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, George Shultz: U.S. has responsibility to leadRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Three secretaries of state from the Nixon, Reagan and Bill Clinton eras painted a dark picture of global security during a rare appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, saying international order has eroded more during the 15 years than at any time since World War II - with burgeoning threats posed by Iran, Russia and jihadi terrorists leading the charge. However, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and George Shultz, who testified together before the Senate Armed Services Committee, also all agreed the U.S. remains - even amid the rise of such rivals as China - the world's most influential and powerful nation with a great responsibility to lead in the 21st century.

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  2. Charles Hurt: Arlington House book tells story of American lossRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Washington Times

    Perched on high bluffs above the Virginia banks of the Potomac River and overlooking the sprawling federal city of Washington, Arlington House for more than 150 years has been a tortured and conflicted spot. It is the anchor of a national cemetery that inspires enormous pride in Americans from everywhere.

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  3. Kirchner now claiming prosecutora s death was not a suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Washington Times

    In an abrupt about-face, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed Thursday that the prosecutor who turned up dead in the nation just days after accusing her of pursuing a secret deal to bury Iran 's alleged role in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center did not commit suicide. In the latest twist in a story that has transfixed the country, Mrs. Kirchner asserted that Alberto Nisman , the prosecutor found early Monday with a bullet wound in his head, was killed by nefarious actors trying to smear her.

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  4. EDITORIAL: Congressional gridlock saves taxpayers millionsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Washington Times

    Gridlock became a dirty word in Washington after the Republicans regained the majority in the House of Representatives and stood in the path of the invader from Fantasy Island, shouting "Stop!" The president wanted a rubber stamp, and the Democrats agreed, demanding of the Republicans, "Why can't you be like us?" Now there's a new, bright-red Congress determined to stop a president determined to get as many bad things while he can, fighting with executive orders and ready with his pen to veto what he doesn't want. Whose gridlock is it now? The White House and the Democrats in Congress have tried to persuade Americans that the country has been harmed by gridlock, that valuable legislation has been stalled by partisan bickering.

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  5. Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during Washington tripRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Washington Times

    President Obama won't meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March the invitation of Republican leaders, the White House said Thursday. A day after the administration was caught flat-footed by Mr. Netanyahu agreeing to speak to Congress , White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said the president doesn't meet with foreign heads of state or candidates near their own elections.

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  6. Senate to conduct more on-the-ground oversight of VARead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Washington Times

    Senators said the new Republican-lead veterans affairs committee will get out of Washington and conduct more oversight at VA facilities to remind staff that someone is keeping an eye on them. As new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, said lawmakers should plan to leave Capitol Hill this year to get the real story of how VA employees are caring for veterans.

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  7. Joni Ernst, Republicans say Obama struck wrong tone in State of the UnionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Washington Times

    Now in control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans said President Obama's combative State of the Union address Tuesday night struck all the wrong notes, saying their election victories last year gave them a mandate to veer from his course - but they haven't given up finding bipartisan bills to challenge his veto pen. "We heard the message you sent in November - loud and clear.

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  8. Joni Ernst brings outsider perspective to ...Read the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Washington Times

    She's a freshman senator with less than two weeks in office in Washington and no bills yet to her name, but Republicans are hoping Sen. Joni Ernst can overcome the curse of the GOP State of the Union response Tuesday night. Newly elected from Iowa, Mrs. Ernst won one of the toughest elections last year, helping deliver the Senate to Republicans for the first time in eight years and drawing a road map for how to harness tea party power and to defuse Democrats' "war on women" attack.

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  9. Obamaa s grim warning to Congress: New Iran sanctions could lead to warRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Washington Times

    President Obama warned Congress Friday that new economic sanctions against Iran could lead directly to war, and British Prime Minister David Cameron said he's personally appealing to top lawmakers to hold off and allow diplomatic negotiations with Iran to play out. At a news conference in the White House, both leaders pleaded with congressional leaders to wait just a few more months before pursuing new sanctions against Iran.

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  10. Golden Hammer: Federal bucks reap a bumper crop of farmers marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Washington Times

    As part of first lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture now provides over $15 million in federal grants to subsidize farmers markets across the country, promoting local and organic foods to communities where demand is already high. The USDA 's Farmers Market Promotion Program is designed to help farmers meet the skyrocketing demand for homegrown food and specifically aims to help make those foods more accessible to lower-income consumers, but many agriculture experts and taxpayer advocates say the grants are a waste of taxpayer dollars and a perfect example of the federal government meddling in the private market that doesn't need the help.

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  11. Markel Starks on attack for T'wolves in summer leagueRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2014 | Washington Times

    The former Georgetown star and current member of the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team finished his four years on the Hilltop. The last one ended with first-team All-Big East honors and a 17.3 per-game scoring average.

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  12. EDITORIAL: Congress should limit Obama's regulationsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Washington Times

    Americans hear a welcome jingle of coins in their pockets when they pull away from the gasoline pumps, and that music might get a little louder in coming weeks. With the price at the pump now little more than $2 a gallon in most places, drivers can look forward to saving $75 billion in annual fuel costs.

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  13. Mitch McConnell: Obama will determine how much new Congress worksRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Washington Times

    Ending gridlock in Washington will require a change of heart by President Obama, the Senate's new leader said Wednesday in laying out terms for getting things done on Capitol Hill this year, now that Republicans have majorities in both chambers. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who was recognized as majority leader Tuesday, said in a commentary piece for CNN that Congress will need to learn to function, which means senators will need to rebuild trust, cast votes and allow each other to offer tricky amendments.

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  14. EDITORIAL: John Boehner wins new speaker term by slim marginRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Washington Times

    John Boehner kept his speakership Tuesday, but not by enough to quiet the rebellion on a slow bubble in the ranks. His victory was much like that of the country preacher who wins a congregational vote of confidence by a margin of 38 to 37 and declares the church united.

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  15. National Symphony to open new year in DC's Brookland, NoMaRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 4 | Washington Times

    The National Symphony Orchestra is opening the new year with a series of performances in the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa. The musicians will revive their "NSO In Your Neighborhood" series with free concerts Jan. 5 through Jan. 12. The series opens Monday with a visit to Noyes Education Campus.

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  16. Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Washington Times

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin.

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  17. Westminster man touring with OsmondsRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | Washington Times

    After a successful single show, Jeremy Willet of Westminster was recently invited to travel with Donny and Marie Osmond as part of their Christmas tour. Willet, a member of the Christian rock band Willet, serves as a child sponsorship advocate for the nonprofit ChildFund, promoting the organization and its sponsorship opportunities for children in poverty.

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  18. Water restriction still in effect for D.C.'s Shaw neighborhoodRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | Washington Times

    A do-not-drink order remains in effect for tap water in a section of northwest Washington due to contamination from a petroleum product that remains in the system. More than 350 customers in the Shaw neighborhood north of downtown were ordered not to drink their water Wednesday afternoon after people noticed a petroleum smell.

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  19. Obama aligns with Hillary Clinton on Cuba, fires back at Marco RubioRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Washington Times

    Defending its historic policy reversal on Cuba, the White House on Thursday aligned itself with one potential 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, while launching an all-out assault on another - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. The Obama administration distributed via email highly supportive comments from Mrs. Clinton, who said she fully backs the president's decision to end more than five decades of isolation and re-establish formal diplomatic ties with the communist island.

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  20. Illustration on Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Washington Times

    Back in the day when Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem were in high school and a new girl walked into the classroom, the boys looked to see whether she was a pretty one, and the girls looked to see what she had to offer to their cliques. The boys evaluated looks, the girls personality.

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