U.S. negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:43
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval. The testimony by the State Department's Wendy Sherman immediately prompted objections in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose Democratic and Republican members pushed for clear markers…
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife had "crush" on businessman: Lawyer
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:25
RICHMOND, Va. -- An attorney for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says during the couple's corruption trial that their marriage was broken and the former first lady developed a crush on a businessman who gave the McDonnells gifts and cash. PlayVideoPolitics Corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell begins The trial for the former Virginia governor and his wife, charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a Virginia…
House Benghazi committee to meet with victims' families
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:43
Members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi will meet this week with family members of the four Americans who died in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya. "The Select Committee has been engaging in a series of bipartisan closed-door meetings this week, including a number of private, confidential meetings to hear directly from family members of those who were killed in the Benghazi attacks," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the…
Super PAC "to end all super PACs" opposes Scott Brown in New Hampshire
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:24
Mayday, a super PAC that ultimately aims to "end all super PACs," announced on Tuesday the first two candidates it will officially support in the midterm elections. In the New Hampshire Republican Senate primary, the group is supporting state Sen. Jim Rubens over against former Sen. Scott Brown. Brown is most likely to win the primary and challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, but Mayday said in a press release that it opposes Brown because he…
U.S. lawmakers worry about border security without extra funds
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:24
By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Border security will probably suffer if Congress fails to act on President Barack Obama's request for extra money to cope with the explosion of child migrants into the U.S. Southwest, lawmakers and congressional aides warned on Tuesday. Those concerns came as Republicans in the House of Representatives considered a severely scaled-back version of the $3.7 billion in emergency funding Obama has requested to deal with the…
US consumer confidence rises for third month in row
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:43
Washington (AFP) - US consumer confidence increased for the third consecutive month in July, hitting its highest level since October 2007, The Conference Board said Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 90.9 in July, up from 86.4 in June. A year ago, the index stood at 81.0. The gain in confidence was much stronger than the 85.6 percent reading analysts expected. "Strong job growth helped boost consumers' assessment of current conditions, while brighter short-term…
John Boehner: "We have no plans to impeach the president"
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:23
July 29, 2014, 10:59 AM|House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, slammed Democrats for suggesting his caucus would impeach the president, calling it "a scam" started by the White House.
Texas congressman saves boy choking on chicken nugget
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:23
Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas, earned his Good Samaritan stripes last Friday when he saved a three-year-old boy choking on a chicken nugget during a flight from Dallas to San Antonio. Three-year-old Cash Flippen was in the middle seat next to Gallego and when he began choking, his mother, Paige Flippen, called out for help because she was in the window seat with her six-month-old daughter. "I quickly unbuckled the three year old's seatbelt, held him…
John Boehner: Obama impeachment talk a Democratic scam
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:23
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, slammed Democrats on Tuesday for saying House Republicans want to impeach President Obama, calling it "a scam started by Democrats at the White House." "This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they're trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's election," Boehner said. "We have no plans to impeach…
Dozens reported killed, injured in China terrorist attack
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 09:53
Dozens of people were killed and injured in a "terrorist attack" in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday. A knife-wielding gang attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said citing local police, and "dozens of Uighur and Han civilians were killed or injured".Unrest, Conflicts & WarPolitics & GovernmentChina

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