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Obama’s latest regulatory power grab aims at ozone

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Wednesday checked off yet another major item on environmentalists’ wish list by targeting smog, further solidifying his legacy on green issues but also angering big business and giving Republicans fresh ammunition heading into the final 24 months of this administration.

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Hillary Clinton: This cycle’s Mitt Romney

A fantastical remark by Hillary Clinton went virtually unnoticed last week, especially by the mainstream media. By Monday, when President Obama let Ferguson, Missouri, burn to the ground by failing to deploy national guard troops to the city ripped by racial strife, the remark had been long forgotten.

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Youtchike Dormeus, 18, a repatriated Haitian, holds her one-year-old daughter Chemael Jean, as she is interviewed after landing at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The Bahamas aims to become less hospitable to its swelling population of migrants lacking legal status with new immigration rules took effect Nov. 1. "In the Bahamas, they treat Haitians like dogs," Youchike Dormeus, an 18-year-old deportee, said as she got off the plane in Port-au-Prince. The country, which denies treating anyone inhumanely, has deported 3,000 people this year. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

- Associated Press

On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain.

Vermont clergy seek moral economy, higher wages

- Associated Press

The Rev. Debbie Ingram says the state's progressive religious activists have been quiet for too long, focusing their energies on running soup kitchens and food pantries for those in need - a reaction to the conditions the poor see every day.

Doctor impersonator sentenced for sex assaults

Associated Press

A 58-year-old man convicted of posing as an immigration doctor to sexually assault Vietnamese women in Colorado has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison.

Stenehjem says sheriff's office did not break law

Associated Press

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Morton County sheriff's office did not violate open records law concerning a request for information about a deputy's whereabouts.

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

- Associated Press

Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

- Associated Press

Immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order will not qualify for certain federal benefits, including welfare and food stamps, according to the White House.

FILE - This May, 29, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., at an event calling for reforms in the scandal plagued Veterans Administration, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

- Associated Press

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

- Associated Press

U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid.

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

- Associated Press

A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.