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2 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Obama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta

President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Westchester County, NY

2 hrs ago | WMDT

Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Vladimir Putin, Blackstone Group, Advertising

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Independent.ie

Obama plays down US Syria strikes

Barack Obama has played down the prospect of imminent US military action in Syria , saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Monterey County Herald

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

Silicon Alley Insider

Rand Paul Blasts Hillary Clinton's 'Shoot First' Foreign Policy

Sen. Rand Paul criticized Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's "shoot first" foreign policy stances in a new op-ed about the rise of the jihadist group Islamic State published Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

Cybercast News Service

Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the co-owner of the business said.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chris Christie, US Governors

Silicon Alley Insider

Warren Buffett Singlehandedly Undermined Democrats' Main Argument Against Inversions

By providing $3 billion in financing to aid Burger King's acquisition of the coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, Warren Buffett has complicated the Democratic argument against the practice known as tax inversion.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, US Politics

Watersblogged

Obama Is Pursuing A 'Sweeping' International Climate Agreement - And He's Doing It Without Congress

In a move certain to draw the ire of congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is working to secure an international agreement on climate change that would compel countries to slash their carbon emissions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

How the US has justified overseas military action

Congress passed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq in 2002, clearing the way for the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, George Bush, W.

News Shopper

No 10: No US air strike request

Downing Street has denied receiving a request from the US for Britain to join air strikes against jihadists Britain joining strikes against jihadists has not been requested and is not currently under discussion, Downing Street has insisted, despite reports that Barack Obama is hoping to win agreement to bring allies into the air campaign by next ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Christian Science Monitor

US accuses Russia of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine

The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, World News, Ukraine,

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dick Cheney

ABC News

TV Station Pulls Anti-Shaheen Ads off Air

A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Scott Brown

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP

President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group's haven in eastern Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Washington Post

Egypt's president will head to US in September

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi will visit the United States in September on his first trip there as the country's head of state, the country's official news agency reported Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, World News

ABC News

APNewsBreak: Jindal Suing Feds Over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, US Politics, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #1

Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June .

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The York Daily Record

Army officer killed at Gettysburg to get Medal of Honor

A Union Army officer who made his last stand at the Battle of Gettysburg is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death, the result of a decades-long push by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

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Related Topix: History in the News, US Politics, US News, Delafield, WI

KTVN Reno

Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, US Politics, US News

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