WASHINGTON – The White House is objecting to the House's $570 billion defense spending bill, complaining about congressional restrictions on handling detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and obstacles to Pentagon cost-saving moves.

The Obama administration said Tuesday that the bill would hamper efforts to reduce unneeded expenses and match the military to the president's defense strategy. The bill blocks another round of military base closings and spares some aircraft.

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|During a manufacturing event in Pittsburgh, the president addressed the capture of one of the suspected leaders of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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kerry-weatherAmericans know a few things about Secretary of State John Kerry. Of course, he served in Vietnam and he loves to windsurf. Images of Kerry windsurfing surely did not help him win votes in the 2004 presidential campaign, but, at least, it established his ocean-loving credentials. 

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|President Obama announced in a video message to an “Our Ocean” conference steps his administration would be taking to protect a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states will gather in Houston on Monday to discuss energy policy and slam the newest regulations passed by the EPA and backed by President Barack Obama.

The other governors attending the meeting will be Texas Gov. Rick Perry, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead.

The Republican Governors Association is hosting the energy press briefing.

According to a news release, the governors will discuss the Obama administration's "latest job-killing EPA regulations, how this White House has continually failed to lead on energy policy, and how Republican governors are promoting an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy in their states.

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putinby Ron Chapman

As Ukraine spins out of control, the time has come for intelligent, dispassionate leaders to step forward and stop the madness. Otherwise, this situation will gain a momentum all of its own the results of which no one wants. 

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healthrankPerhaps unexpected only because of the audacity involved, the federal government put what appears to be a politicized power play on the state with its questionable decision to reject the financing method that has led to private operation of most of Louisiana’s charity hospitals.

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cnn-thomas This week, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was not the only person exposed as a racist. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) qualified for his racism card this week when he stated on a New Nation of Islam radio show that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an “Uncle Tom.” He reiterated the incendiary charge in an interview with CNN. 

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creationism debateFracking, religion, Louisiana schools, evolution, creationism, Planned Parenthood, abortions, the Tea Party, Obama, the political right versus the political left--another hour on Ringside Politics--WGSO radio, hosted by Jeff Crouere.  

This time, the program could be seen via webcast on Bayoubuzz.com, via Google hangout or could be heard on WGSO.com or on 990AM on the radio dial.

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obama-whistleFor the past 44 years, on April 22, liberal environmentalists assume their soapbox to pontificate about the dangers of fossil fuel consumption and the precarious state of our planet. This environmental holy day of obligation was created during a time of grave concern about climate temperatures. In 1970, alarmists were lamenting the coming ice age, worried about the supposedly disturbing trend of global cooling.

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GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration

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