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  • New Afghan government; same old problems

    New Afghan government; same old problems
    President Obama called Kabul on Sunday to congratulate Afghan presidential contenders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah for finally accepting a power-sharing deal to resolve a months-long dispute over who won in an election deeply marred by fraud....
  • Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead

    Obama nomination of Michael Boggs to federal court appears dead
    President Obama’s nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal judgeship in Georgia appears to have been doomed by his own party. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement Monday that the nomination of Boggs, a...
  • Mississippi complaints could signal trouble for Obama's global warming plans

    WASHINGTON If the response from top Mississippi politicians to President Barack Obama's central plan to combat global warming is emblematic, Republican-run states could wage a fierce fight against the administration's proposed rule to slash carbon...
  • White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

    White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive...
  • Obama lauds Secret Service as probes reveal alleged intruder's focus on White House

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama expressed confidence Monday in the Secret Service, as authorities launched inquiries into how an armed man made it to the front door of the White House, a man with hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his nearby car and an...
  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions

    Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
  • Congress weighs in on White House security breach

    WASHINGTON After an intruder managed to get inside the White House on Sept. 19, members of Congress are seeking answers from Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. The agency has indicated it is conducting a review following the arrest of Iraq war...
  • Obama to meet Iraqi leader in New York

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi while attending the United Nations General Assembly this week, the White House said on Monday. It will be Obama's first face-to-face meeting with al-...
  • Why the GOP may not take the Senate

    Why the GOP may not take the Senate
    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate...
  • 5774 Year in review

    September 2013 The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in...
  • FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the 100 Americans who went to Syria and Iraq to join up with radical groups like Islamic State have returned to the United States, U.S. officials said on Monday, amid fears that such foreign fighters could pose a security...