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1 hr ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: US News, Vincent Gray, US Governors, US Senate, Republican, Craig Thomas, Tom Coburn, Business News

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."


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


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.


Related Topix: Prison, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, US News

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.


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


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

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.


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.


Related Topix: Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican

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 News, Barack Obama, Terrorism


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.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama

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.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama

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.


Related Topix: Trance, Indiana, US News

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.


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.


Related Topix: US News, Tommy Thompson, Norfolk, VA