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Watch Out, Obama: Only Israelis Believe Trade Will Cut Prices for Consumers

President Barack Obama and other world leaders are having a tough time selling the benefits of the trade agreements they're negotiating, in part because much of the public thinks all the talk about trade's benefits is a bunch of baloney. Out of 44 nationalities surveyed this year, only one - Israelis - tends to believe the basic tenet of economists that increased trade will foster competition and deliver lower prices for consumers.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

USA Today

Sydney Leathers: from sexting to studying

Last December, Howard Stern suggested to Sydney Leathers that she go back to school, get a degree "and make something more legitimate" of herself, instead of just having sex in adult films. Sydney Leathers: from sexting to studying INDIANAPOLIS - Last December, Howard Stern suggested to Sydney Leathers that she go back to school, get a degree "and make something more legitimate" of herself, instead of just having sex in adult films.

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Reuters

Obama pledges to fight war on Ebola

U.S. President Barack Obama says Ebola is ''spiraling out of control'' and pledges military support in Liberia to help contain the deadly epidemic. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

USA Today

'The View' premiere pulls best ratings in 8 years

'The View' premiere pulls best ratings in 8 years The revamping and reinvigorating of The View worked. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s5l1tV From left, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and Rosie O'Donnell appear on the set of the daytime talk show "The View," on Sept.

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Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fox News

Obama's embrace of - theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems

Buzz Cut: a Obama's embrace of 'theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems a Baier Tracks: Long week a First in Fox News First: NRCC ramps up with six new spots a Joe Biden and a busload of nuns a Of hogs and serenity OBAMA'S EMBRACE OF 'THEATER' ON ISIS HELPS STRUGGLING DEMS President Obama and Democrats hit the panic button two weeks ago as voters expressed deepening despair over Obama's foreign policy and the makings of a terrible tide in November were taking shape. The president acknowledged having failed at " the theater " of presidential leadership and, after a fashion, turned to new, more dramatic language about his incremental escalation of the effort to contain Islamist militants who keep beheading Westerners in their captivity.

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Fox News

Joint Chiefs chairman opens door to US boots on ground in ISIS fight

The top U.S. military leader opened the door Tuesday to U.S. troops on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State, testifying before Congress that he could recommend "U.S. military ground forces" if the international coalition being formed proves ineffective against the terror group. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.

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Politico

Bill Clinton takes a shot at Netayahu

Former President Bill Clinton says he agrees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "not the guy" for a peace deal. A C-SPAN video - first reported by Israeli newspaper Haaretz - shows the 42nd president at Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa steak fry on Sunday speaking with an individual along a rope line.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Hillary Clinton

Washington Times

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. "I'm sick of it!" the GOP lawmaker yelled as he swung at and missed pages of legislation he'd sent fluttering to the floor.

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Related Topix: Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. statehood

D.C. residents and city lawmakers packed a Senate hearing Monday for their first chance in two decades to make the case that the nation's capital should be the 51st state. They came prepared with statistics: $4 billion in federal income taxes are paid annually by city residents.

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USA Today

Fact check: Perdue distorts Nunn campaign memoFact check: Perdue...

Republican David Perdue says in a TV ad that Michelle Nunn, his opponent in the Georgia Senate race, "admits she's too liberal" and that "her foundation gave money to organizations linked to terrorists." Fact check: Perdue distorts Nunn campaign memo Republican David Perdue says in a TV ad that Michelle Nunn, his opponent in the Georgia Senate race, "admits she's too liberal" and that "her foundation gave money to organizations linked to terrorists."

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA, Non-Profit

Reuters

Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to U.S

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not be extradited to the United States if Washington asked, but it was also unlikely that he would be granted political asylum, according to a document laying out Switzerland's legal options if Snowden were to visit.

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Roll Call

Democratic Poll Shows Dead Heat in New Jersey Race

In the survey, obtained first by CQ Roll Call, insurance company owner Tom MacArthur, the Republican nominee , leads the Democrat, Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, 46 percent to 43 percent. The results are within the poll's 4.9 percent margin of error.

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Related Topix: Representative Jon Runyan, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Burlington County, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Barack Obama

Reuters

WRAPUP 2-Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. World powers meeting in Paris on Monday gave public backing to military action to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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CBS News

Obama to boost U.S. involvement in fight against Ebola

Health workers, wearing Personal Protective Equipment , work inside the high-risk area on September 7, 2014 at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, which is run by the non-governmental French organization Medecins Sans Frontieres . Emory University Hospital is admitting its third Ebola patient Tuesday, the fourth American to be treated in the country.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons

USA Today

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign. The high-profile appearance drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive.

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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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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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