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- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
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- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
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- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
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Topic - Bush
Away from pomp and fanfare surrounding the multiparty talks in Geneva that resulted in this weekend's nuclear deal with Iran, senior Obama administration officials and other sources are now revealing that U.S. and Iran actually, and very secretly, have been engaged in high-level direct talks for more than a year.
President Obama's problems with his signature health care legislation are being compared to President Bush's problems with Hurricane Katrina — but there are two major differences.
Seven years after Congress demanded it, the federal government issued a notice Wednesday that it will begin construction to fill the last remaining gap in the 652-mile border fence between the U.S. and Mexico.
Senate Republicans on Thursday filibustered one of President Obama's nominees to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, arguing that although the woman is well-qualified, confirmation would allow Democrats to shift the political balance to the left on the country's second most important court.
White House press secretary Jay Carney recently blamed the GOP for the government shutdown saying, "What we see happening with this Republican strategy is a willingness to threaten the very foundation of the world's greatest economic power, the economy that basically stabilizes the entire world economic system, and that is a very risky proposition."
I smelled a rat from Day One of the liberals' "Bush lied" campaign about 10 years ago. Throughout the last five years of the Bush administration, as the political left continued to savage President Bush and say he "lied us into an unjust, unnecessary, illegal and immoral" war, I kept my eye on the one man who could easily have stood up and spoken the truth but refused: former President Bill Clinton.
When then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell went to the United Nations to rally countries behind America's intent to invade Iraq, satellite photos were shown of trucks being loaded with deadly chemicals. Mr. Powell, Congress and President Bush believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. With that belief, along with the atrocities committed by Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein upon Iraqi citizens, America occupied Iraq, but could not find the weapons of mass destruction. As a result, all of the liberals called Mr. Bush a liar and condemned him ad nauseam for what they called an unnecessary war.
A Texas appeals court acquitted former Rep. Tom DeLay of money laundering Thursday, closing an eight-year-long criminal case against the man who was once the most powerful Republican in Congress — but Democrats achieved their goal of keeping him on the political sidelines for all that time.
Leadership should be rooted in merit, not name
Tea party-aligned lawmakers are standing up in almost universal opposition to President Obama's push for military action against Syria — distancing them from the foreign interventionism that defined the George W. Bush-era and providing some insight into how the tea party movement views the role of the military and America's role in the world.
The Obama administration's former top cop on intellectual property rights is about to become the top lobbyist for one of the leading software industry trade groups.
President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.
Americans were introduced to Anthony Weiner's alter ego, "Carlos Danger," and the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with green paint. On the international stage, Pope Francis hit the slums Rio de Janeiro to bring attention to the world's less fortunate. Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
Top intelligence officials from the Obama and Bush administrations, along with senior House lawmakers from both parties, succeeded Wednesday in heading off the first legislative challenge to the domestic snooping program exposed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
President Obama hopes to take the nation's attention away from the IRS scandals and a royal baby (good luck with that) with a speech Wednesday. His topic, the economy, isn't an obvious one, considering miserable economic growth numbers and 7.6 percent unemployment.
Throughout the last five years of the Bush administration, as the political left continued to savage President Bush and say he "lied us into an unjust, unnecessary, illegal and immoral" war, I kept my eye on the one man who could easily have stood up and spoken the truth but refused: former President Bill Clinton.
He said those successes, though, also put a target on his back, beginning in 1996 when House Democrats raised the first ethics charges against him, followed by more charges in 1998 and 2002.