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Obama says is ready to act on immigration if Congress won't

Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that while he still hopes for Congress to act on immigration after midterm elections in November, he will continue to consider steps he can take on his own to improve the system. "We've had a lot of stakeholder discussions," he told reporters in response to questions at a White House news conference. "That set of proposals is being worked up.
Obama says has requested military options for Islamic State
Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:01
Kerry: US Open To Talks With Iran Over Iraq 1:00 Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists. Kerry also said that U.S. air strikes, including from unmanned drones, "may well" be an option that President Barack Obama chooses to try to halt the advance…
Citizens United ruling has boosted Republicans in state races
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:53
Republican candidates have enjoyed a small but statistically significant advantage in winning state legislative races since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, according a new study. The case - in which the Supreme Court ruled that corporations have the same freedom of speech guarantees afforded under the First Amendment as individuals - resulted in billions of dollars in spending, especially from conservative groups. In turn, this yielded a six percentage-point increase for Republican candidates,…
Senator: Time to call conflict a ‘war'
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:00
With Russian forces apparently rolling across eastern Ukraine, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy told Yahoo News on Thursday that it is past time to call the escalating conflict a “war” and to label Moscow’s actions an “invasion.” “By any conventional definition of war, there is war happening between Ukraine and Russia. And it’s been occurring essentially since the invasion of Crimea” in February, Murphy, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations, said in a telephone interview.
Obama on ISIS: "We don't have a strategy yet"
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:53
President Obama will update the nation Thursday on U.S. efforts to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East as well as the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Mr. Obama is currently weighing whether to order airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, which many experts say is necessary in order to defeat the Islamic militant group that has taken over vast swaths of territory in the region. Part of…
Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson: "We are better than that"
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:53
At last heeding the massive outcry for her thoughts on the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri three weeks ago, Hillary Clinton on Thursday weighed in on the tragedy and the violence that erupted there in its wake. "Watching the recent funeral for Michael Brown, as a mother and as a human being, my heart just broke for his family," Clinton said during a keynote address at a San Francisco…
US economy stronger than expected
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:05
MARTIN CRUTSINGER Last updated 07:41 29/08/2014 Relevant offers After a bleak start to the year, the US economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 per cent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.
Another Kennedy jumps into politics
Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:52
A member of the famed Kennedy clan is looking to enter the D.C. political scene, albeit at a very low level. William Kennedy Smith, daughter of Jean Kennedy Smith and nephew to JFK, RFK and Ted Kennedy, is on the ballot in for a Washington, D.C., Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) post, the Washington Post reports. The officerepresents a small portion of D.C. that includes the Kennedy Center and the famed Watergate Complex where the break-in…
Obama addresses ISIS in Syria, Ukraine crisis
Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:52
President Obama will update the nation Thursday on U.S. efforts to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East as well as the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Mr. Obama is currently weighing whether to order airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, which many experts say is necessary in order to defeat the Islamic militant group that has taken over vast swaths of territory in the region. Part of…
Rand Paul takes on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy in op-ed
Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:52
As the United States considers further military action in Syria to fight back against Islamic extremists, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is warning in a new op-ed that interfering in Syria is what led to the extremist's rise in the first place. The senator, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, blames both Democrats and Republicans for endorsing policies that amount to "shooting first and asking questions later," but he specifically criticizes his potential 2016 opponent, former Secretary…
 

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