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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist as he walks on stage during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Perry heading to South Carolina and Pennsylvania after Iowa

- The Washington Times

Fresh off a trip to Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to attend two public events in the first-in-the-south presidential primary state of South Carolina Tuesday before heading to Pennsylvania for a Republican party dinner Friday.

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Obama’s Alaska plans spark Republican ire

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s plan to lock up Alaska’s vast energy supply has sparked a furious backlash on Capitol Hill and prompted allegations that the White House has declared “war” on the state, but lawmakers have few options to fight back and even a Republican president in 2017 could struggle to undo the administration’s latest environmental offensive.

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US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

- Associated Press

A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.