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Obama Auditions Foreign Policy Speech Before Graduating Cadets

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:06pm

President Obama visited the U.S. Military Academy Wednesday, delivering a commencement speech to West Point cadets. He used the occasion to lay out a foreign policy vision based in pragmatism.

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Report Finds Evidence Of 'Secret' Wait Lists At VA Hospital

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:27pm

The inspector general's interim report said numerous problems had been found with scheduling practices and treatment delays at the Phoenix VA hospital.

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Hard Sell For 'Hard Choices' Says Hillary's Running In 2016

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:55am

The media blitz underway for Hillary Clinton's upcoming book is "as subtle as a bugle call," says NPR's Ron Elving.

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Obama Emphasizes Importance Of Alliances In Foreign Policy Address

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:33am

Speaking at West Point, Obama suggested the nation's "long season of war" was drawing to a close. Although the U.S. will continue to lead, it will seek partners when not under direct military threat.

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Obama To Use West Point Speech To Lay Out Foreign Policy Doctrine

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama delivers the commencement address at West Point on Wednesday. Aides say he'll use the opportunity to spell out his broad vision of foreign policy and America's role in the world.

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U.S. Plans To Leave Residual Force Of Nearly 10,000 In Afghanistan

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.

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Obama Delays Review Of Deportation Policies

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:03am

President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer, senior White House officials said Tuesday.

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Oldest Serving Member Of The House Loses To Tea Party Opponent

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:57pm

Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, 91, was defeated in a Republican primary runoff by John Ratcliffe, 48, a former U.S. attorney with Tea Party support.

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:43pm

The first lady's fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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Brad Paisley Leaves 'Southern Comfort Zone' For Troops In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 1:54pm

The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.

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White House Mistakenly Blows Cover Of CIA Officer In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:55am

A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.

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Obama Wants At Least A Small Troop Presence In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday — his first since 2012. Since that time, U.S. troop levels there have been cut by about two-thirds.

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It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 4:29am

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Keep Up Their Winning Streak

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 10:46am

Following court decisions this past week, Oregon and Pennsylvania became the 18th and 19th states to recognize gay marriage. Only North Dakota has a ban in place that's not under legal challenge.

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Conservatives Brainstorm To Win Voters In The Middle

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:11am

Election watchers say Republicans could take control of the Senate in 2014, but to guarantee a win, some conservatives are floating ideas to broaden the party's appeal to the middle class.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:28am

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 4:28am

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Putin Says He'll Respect Ukraine Vote But U.S. Is Skeptical

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:04pm

The White House and State Department have called on the Russian leader to use his influence to stop separatists from disrupting Sunday's election.

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Court Orders Conyers Back On Ballot

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:44pm

Rep. John Conyers got off to a good start on his holiday weekend with a federal court's decision preventing Michigan officials from throwing him off the primary ballot.

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A Year On, What's Changed (And What Hasn't) On Drone Oversight

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:47pm

A year ago, President Obama defended using drones to target terrorism suspects overseas and offered a rationale for reining in the program. Where do things stand on efforts to impose constraints?

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