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Obama signs bill to arm and train Syrian rebels

Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
President Obama on Friday signed legislation that gives the U.S. approval to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS, or ISIL). The approval was part of a larger bill that funds the government through Dec. 11. It was approved with bipartisan support in the Senate on Thursday and in the House on Tuesday. While Mr. Obama did not comment on the legislation…
Obama: "When women succeed, America succeeds"
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
September 19, 2014, 4:58 PM|President Obama addresses the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum.
Hillary Clinton urges women to turn out for "crucial" 2014 midterms
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
September 19, 2014, 5:46 PM|During her remarks to the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum Conference in Washington, D.C., the former secretary of state offered up endorsements to almost every female Democrat running statewide in 2014.
Hillary Clinton urges women to turn out for 2014 midterms
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
Though they "might not be as glamorous as presidential elections," Hillary Clinton said Friday, the upcoming November midterms are "crucial" in concocting Democratic makeups both on Capitol Hill and at states' helms. That, in turn, will advance progress on issues relating specifically to women, she said. During her remarks to the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum Conference in Washington, D.C., the former secretary of state offered up endorsements to almost every female Democrat running…
Wisconsin governor candidate cuts ties with consultant over jobs plan
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke severed ties with a political consultant after he used similar language in her jobs plan as he did in economic plans he drafted for other clients, Burke's campaign said on Friday. Burke's spokesman, Joe Zepecki, said the campaign ended its relationship on Thursday with Eric Schnurer of Public Works, a Pennsylvania-based consulting firm, after he used about 10 passages from the past plans…
Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:11
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be removed from the ballot. Chad Taylor's withdrawal is seen as boosting the candidacy of independent Greg Orman, who is trying to unseat Republican U.S.
Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of making partisan leaks
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:06
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNew Jersey governor slams the committee investigating his role in the "Bridgegate" scandalChris Christie says the committee has made leaks that were motivated by partisanshipAfter 8 months, the committee has found nothing contradicting his statements, Christie says Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words Thursday for the committee investigating allegations of abuse of power and the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known to many as…
Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Univ. of Virginia student
Friday, 19 September 2014 16:12
Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case. The searches were the result of a trio of warrants executed today, according to Charlottesville police. The third warrant was for a phone, police said. All three search warrants were connected to the same person of interest. It is unclear if this person…
225 victims of MH17 identified
Friday, 19 September 2014 16:12
Forensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families, Dutch authorities said on Friday. "Among the 14 victims, seven were Dutch and seven were of other nationalities," the justice ministry said in a statement, adding that those nationalities would not be released at the behest of their embassies. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over insurgent-held east Ukraine on July 17, killing…
Army opens Ranger school to women
Friday, 19 September 2014 16:12
The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday that he believes he will be able to put women in the Ranger course next spring. While completing the leadership course would let women wear the coveted Ranger tab, it does not let them become members…

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