Politics

  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass Congress…

    Reuters
  • Key witness cross-examined in trial of Connecticut ex-governor

    By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Prosecutors cross-examined a key witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland on Tuesday, aiming to undermine defense testimony that Rowland's contract with a nursing home operator was legitimate and not a cover for paid work on a…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want extended. Democratic Senator…

    Reuters
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal, likely White House contender, touts energy plan

    By Gabriel Debenedetti and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party. Jindal,…

    Reuters
  • 'Lone wolves in America' encouraged to attack Times Square, Las Vegas: report

    Instructions for 'how to make a bomb in your kitchen, to create scenes of horror in tourist spots and other targets' pops up on message board, Vocativ reports.

    Yahoo News
  • Democrats take aim at ‘asked and answered’ Benghazi questions

    On the eve of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first open hearing, the panel’s Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a website dismissing some recurring Republican questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack as “asked and answered.”

    Yahoo News
  • Jon Stewart rips Obama's 'chaotic and confused' war on the Islamic State

    Jon Stewart ripped the Obama administration for its "chaotic and confused" war on the Islamic State.

    Yahoo News
  • White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over

    The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s...

    ABC News
  • US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Tells Senate

    Gen. Dempsey and Secretary Hagel Testify Before Senate

    ABC News
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train…

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  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General…

    Associated Press
  • Congress approves inflation increase for veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.

    Associated Press
  • Children's rights groups urge Defense program to stop giving school cops military hardware

    Groups trying to curb use of police in school discipline urge federal officials not give military weapons to campus police departments.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • DOE official seeks probe of dissident analyst’s dismissal by nuclear weapons laboratory

    The overseer of U.S. nuclear weapons production requests an Inspector General’s review of the firing of Los Alamos analyst James Doyle.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

    A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.

    Center for Public Integrity