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The Boston Globe – Maria Sacchetti President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into question […]
Townhall.com – Katie Pavlich Today a mass email was sent to Senate staff informing them the Washington DC Health Link website has crashed. Congressional staffers must sign up for Obamacare through the Washington D.C. exchange. Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid exempted his staff from Obamacare.
BBC A series of attacks at Yemen’s defence ministry have left at least 52 dead and some 162 hurt, officials say. A suicide car bomb blew up at the gates of the complex in Sanaa’s Bab al-Yaman district, at the entrance to the old city, and a gunbattle followed at a hospital inside.
BBC A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched “immediately”, after scores died in fresh sectarian fighting on Thursday. A contingent of 650 troops in CAR will be “doubled within a few days, if not a few hours,” President Hollande said.
IRNUSA News – Sean Scott Ferguson The feed from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden seems never-ending, as does the amount of data the NSA has been collecting. According to top-secret documents and interviews with intelligence sources, the NSA is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones around […]
The Hill – Elise Viebeck Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll.
The Hill – Amie Parnes White House chief of staff Denis McDonough held an unpublicized meeting with Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.), chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, amid anger and anxiety that ObamaCare’s botched rollout could cost the party its majority next year. In the meeting, requested by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), […]
Fox News – Shannon Bream President Obama has repeatedly pledged, “If Congress refuses to act, I’ll do everything in my power to act without them,” and as he makes good on his promise it’s sparking criticism from both the right and left.
Reuters – David Brunnstrom U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that core sanctions against Iran would remain in place despite its interim nuclear deal with world powers.
The Washington Post - Anthony Faiola Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to publish a series of articles based on the secret files leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling a parliamentary committee that the right to continue pursuing the story goes to the heart of press freedoms and democracy in […]
World Net Daily ‘We have drawn a line in the sand. The government is powerless’ Liberty University is shocked the U.S. Supreme Court rejected it’s multifaceted challenge to Obamacare, but it vows to keep resisting components that its leaders claim violate their conscience – even going as far as promising civil disobedience to stay true to […]
The Hill - Jonathan Easley Former Rep. Mike Kreidler (D-Wash.), the Washington state insurance commissioner, testified on Wednesday that the administration’s proposal to allow people to keep their existing coverage won’t work. Kreidler, a healthcare law supporter, has declined President Obama’s offer to allow states to continue offering plans that don’t meet ObamaCare’s mandated requirements for […]
The Hill – Molly K Hooper House Republicans are considering various legislative options that would either tacitly or explicitly rip the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. A handful of House GOP lawmakers told The Hill that the party is debating how best to express disapproval of the multilateral agreement, which was struck shortly after […]
Fox News – James Rosen Before he paused to allow reporters to ask questions about the nuclear deal with Iran that he had just announced in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to anticipate one line of criticism about the accord — that it effectively cedes to the Islamic regime the right to enrich […]
BBC A federal judge has ruled Detroit should be granted protection from its creditors, marking the largest public bankruptcy in US history. US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes said payments to retired staff, which make up half of the city’s liabilities, could be “impaired” as a result.
The Hill – Russell Berman Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday accused Senate Democrats of holding up year-end agreements on the farm bill and the budget. “It is time for the other chamber to get serious about getting its work done,” Boehner said after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican conference.
The Washington Post - Abigail Hauslohner and Karen DeYoung Deepening divisions among Libya’s myriad armed groups are increasingly stirring conflict in the North African state. Now the United States and its allies are prepared to add a new force to the toxic mix. U.S. officials say the hope is that the General Purpose Force — a trained Libyan […]
BBC A Bahraini court has rejected a request for early release from the jailed human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab. A judicial source told the AFP news agency Mr Rajab’s lawyers had argued he was eligible because he had served three-quarters of a two-year sentence.
BBC The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected Egypt’s new draft constitution. The group said “abusive coupists” were trying to “distort Egypt’s legitimate constitution”, adopted under ousted President Mohammed Morsi last year.
INFOWARS.com – Paul Joseph Watson Canadian woman denied entry over “mental illness” Is the Department of Homeland Security Google searching the names of travelers before they enter the United States? That’s the question being asked after a Canadian woman was turned away by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent as a result of being […]
The Washington Free Beacon – Adam Kredo Rouhani: ‘Our enrichment will never stop’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to “forge ahead” with Iran’s nuclear enrichment program over the weekend and announced the upcoming construction of a second nuclear reactor in the province of Bushehr. Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plantcame online in 2011 and is operated with […]
BBC Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military airbase in north-eastern Nigeria, destroying two helicopters, the authorities say. Eyewitnesses say hundreds of militants attacked several areas of the city of Maiduguri, starting early on Monday.
BBC The UN’s human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the “highest level”, including by President Bashar al-Assad. It is the first time the UN’s human rights office has so directly implicated Mr Assad.
The Hill – Cameron Joseph New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa, according to a new survey from the GOP firm Harper Polling. Christie leads Clinton in the key swing state by 43 to 38 percent, according to the poll.
The Hill - Amie Parnes and Justin Sink Former administration officials and Democratic operatives say President Obama is ill-served by his current White House staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous ObamaCare rollout. First-term insiders argue the White House’s weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, messaging blunders and failure to […]
The Washington Times – Jeffrey T Kuhner History is repeating itself. The recent interim nuclear deal signed by the United States and other major powers with Iran in Geneva paves the way for war. President Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who boasted of creating “peace in our time” after signing an agreement with Nazi […]
Reuters Egyptian police fired tear gas on Tuesday at student supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi who were protesting at the university in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, witnesses said. Four people were hurt in clashes between the students, police and residents that erupted near the Mansoura University campus, according to security […]
The Hill – Rebecca Shabad Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Obama administration’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify before his committee next Wednesday on the ObamaCare rollout. “Given your continued unwillingness to appear voluntarily next week, I am left with no choice but to compel your appearance. Please find attached to this letter a […]
(CNSNews.com) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the federal government’s major health-care programs as well as the Obamacare insurance exchange, spent $1,113,178,000,000 in fiscal 2013, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, which was released last week. That sets a record for the most money ever spent by a federal […]