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11 min ago | The Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, Wedding, Iowa, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: We're Number 32

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News, Opinion

The Washington Post

U.S. officials: Arab states willing to join air fight

Several Arab states have offered to fly airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster its case for action against the Islamic State. "A lot of this is still in the discussion phase, but I want to be clear that there have been offers, both to CENTCOM and to the Iraqis, of Arab countries taking more aggressive kinetic action against ISIL," including airstrikes, a senior State Department official said in Paris, using an alternative acronym for the militant network.

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Fox News

Hurdles for ObamaCare 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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Barack Obama, Tax, Mike Thompson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bill Pascrell

Fox News

Benghazi panel to begin hearings on 2012 attack, US diplomats' safety

The select Benghazi Committee holds its first open hearing Wednesday, employing broad congressional powers to try to answer lingering questions ranging from what led to the fatal 2012 terror strikes on a U.S. outpost in Libya to what is being done to better protect U.S. diplomats worldwide. The hearing by the Republican-led House committee will focus on the extent to which the State Department has implemented post-attack recommendations made by the Accountability Review Board.

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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.

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Reuters

Australia commits forces to fight IS

British Prime Minister David Cameron returned to Downing Street late Saturday to deal with the latest news of another beheading in Iraq.. that of British national David Haines.

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The Washington Post

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Australia is preparing to contribute up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday. Abbott said in a statement that Australia was responding to a formal request from the United States for specific contributions to the international coalition.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

LOVE' artist Indiana doesn't show at celebration

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana was expected to make an appearance outside his Maine island residence Saturday to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his 86th birthday, but he didn't emerge from his home, disappointing dozens of fans. The event was called International HOPE Day and took place in cities across the world.

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The Hill

De Blasio under fire amid new threat from Islamic State fighters

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is coming under sharp criticism for making decisions that may have undermined the effectiveness of his police department's counter-terrorism operations. Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks on Manhattan, prominent security experts say de Blasio has made fighting terrorism a lower priority in order to appease the communities that helped elect him.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Investment Banking, Lehman Brothers, Financial Services, US News, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Bloomberh

Fox News

From hunter to hunted: The rise and fall of famed treasure sleuth Tommy Thompson

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Virginia, loaded with what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history - thousands of pounds of gold that sat in the ocean for 131 years after the ship carrying it sank during a hurricane.

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CBS News

Obama vows "relentless" fight against ISIS

President Obama again detailed America's expanded military mission against jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS , in his weekly address Saturday, vowing a "targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign" against the extremists that have swept across much of Iraq and Syria in recent months.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner

Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton Faces Skeptical Iowa Voters

DES MOINES, Iowa-It was Iowa that punctured Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency in 2008. If she runs again, it looks like she still has work to do.

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The Wall Street Journal

Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State

President Barack Obama warned in his speech Wednesday that " if left unchecked ," Islamic State militants "could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the United States." But while ISIS is among the most terrifying terror threats to emerge in recent decades, Washington inflates the risks it poses to the U.S. homeland.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, World News, Pakistan,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. Martinez was a Vietnam War veteran in the throes of the final stages of cancer when he and McQuire, his partner of 45 years, traveled from Arizona to California to fulfill one of his final wishes and get married.

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Roll Call

Mulvaney Says Outside Groups Won't Define Conservative Credibility

Mulvaney, left, and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., talk following the bipartisan news conference outside of the Capitol to unveil "a major proposal aimed at modernizing America's regulatory system to reduce compliance costs, encourage growth and innovation, and improve national competitiveness" in May. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, a front-runner in the race for chairmanship of the Republican Study Committee in the next Congress, is vowing to guard the independence of the GOP's right wing from influential outside groups like Heritage Action. "The days for somebody else defining what it means to be conservative will be over," Mulvaney said in an interview.

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Reuters

Political postcards from the edge: Two US senators, one remote island

There may be hope after all for Democrats and Republicans to work closely together, although they may have to travel thousands of miles from the U.S. capital - and to a remote island - to do so. Senator Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, and Senator Mark Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, star in a reality television show airing next month in which they are stranded on Eru, one of the Marshall Islands, and work together to survive.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeff Flake

USA Today

Senator cites Michelle Obama challenge to raise money

Even though Michelle Obama's closest allies have said she'll never run for office, GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois is raising campaign funds suggesting the first lady as a possible opponent in 2016. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Kirk sent out a fundraising pitch mentioning Obama, writing "press and rumor mills ponder the 'will she or won't she' question."

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Hillary Clinton, Democrat

Reuters

Mixed feelings on ISIS pledge

Residents in a seaside town in Southern California have mixed opinions about US President Barack Obama's decision to increase US involvement in the fight against Islamic State. Many residents here have family members in the armed forces and say they're glad the president is stepping in.

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Fox News

Two years after Benghazi, US wants more time to prosecute only suspect

The Obama administration promised swift justice after a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi killed four Americans -- but exactly two years later, the U.S. attorney's office wants more time to prosecute Ahmed abu Khatallah, the only suspect in custody. "You're dealing with classified information and a terrorist who was part of Al Qaeda for two decades, and so it doesn't surprise me at all that we've ended up in this place," Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., who sits on both the House Intelligence and Benghazi Select committees, told Fox News.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, US House of Representatives

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