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GOP-led House panel releases Benghazi probe findings

Saturday, 22 November 2014 19:01
WASHINGTON -- The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the two-year investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for…
Obama quietly broadens U.S. mission in Afghanistan
Saturday, 22 November 2014 15:54
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year, U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News. The president's decisions also allow the military to conduct air support for Afghan operations when needed. Mr. Obama issued the guidelines in recent weeks, as the American combat mission in Afghanistan…
U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
Saturday, 22 November 2014 14:54
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of the larger, $1.6 billion spending request to Congress focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
Rep. Bill Cassidy criticizes Sen. Mary Landrieu over Keystone pipeline
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:51
November 22, 2014, 11:58 AM|Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, who's running for Senate, says his opponent, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, has failed to advance an oil pipeline that would benefit Louisiana.
Obama's immigration action "not enough" for some
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:51
President Obama was in Nevada Saturday after making his new immigration policy official. The president signed two executive orders as he flew west Friday. That means millions of children are relieved that their parents will now be eligible for legal immigration status under the policy. PlayVideoCBSN Special Report: President Obama details new immigration policies President Obama outlined measures he will take to shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
Barack Obama's immigration plan good, not great for economy
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:54
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the US economy just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. Announced Thursday, the executive order would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. By gaining work permits, they will likely command higher wages, move more easily between jobs and boost government tax revenues, according to multiple economic…
GOP highlights failed Keystone vote ahead of La. runoff
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:51
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is stifling American energy independence in the weekly GOP address on Saturday. Cassidy, currently a member of the House of Representatives, used the nationally released speech to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote needed for pipeline passage - though he never names Landrieu. Cassidy's name was on the…
Obama to GOP: Don't paralyze government over immigration fight
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:51
November 22, 2014, 11:46 AM|President Obama says disagreements over his executive action on immigration can't be a "dealbreaker on every other issue."
Obama: Immigration fight can't be "dealbreaker"
Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:51
In the face of fierce Republican blowback, President Obama continued defending his recent executive action on immigration in his weekly address Saturday, warning Republicans not to paralyze the government simply because they object to one part of his agenda. "We can't allow a disagreement over a single issue to be a dealbreaker on every issue," Mr. Obama said in the address, which was taped Friday during the president's trip to Las Vegas. "That's not how…
What Obama immigration plan means for US economy
Saturday, 22 November 2014 08:52
Washington — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. Announced Thursday, the executive order would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. By gaining work permits, they will likely command higher wages, move more easily between jobs and boost government tax revenues, according to…
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