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US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq US Sending 300 More US Troops to Iraq

The following is an excerpt from Maria Vultaggio | June 30, 2014 | ibtimes.com | President Barack Obama is sending another 300 troops to Baghdad and surrounding areas to ramp up security at the U.S. Embassy to protect officials and property, officials said Monday, according to the Associated Press. The total U.S. troop presence in Iraq has risen to approximately 750. The State Department added that more embassy staff would be moved from Baghdad to U.S. consulates in the northern, Kurdish-controlled city of ... Read More

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High Court Limits President’s Appointments Power High Court Limits President’s Appointments Power

The following is an excerpt from MARK SHERMAN | June 26, 2014 | Yahoo.com | WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama. The high court's first-ever case involving the Constitution's recess appointments clause ended in a unanimous decision holding that Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without Senate confirmation were illegal. Obama ... Read More

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Oil Gains on Escalating Iraq Violence as U.S. Warns of Spillover Oil Gains on Escalating Iraq Violence as U.S. Warns of Spillover

The following is an excerpt from Ben Sharples | June 22, 2014 | Bloomberg.com | West Texas Intermediate rose for a third day and Brent gained as insurgents fighting Iraqi forces seized more territory and President Barack Obama warned that advances by militants may spill over into other countries. August futures climbed as much as 0.6 percent in New York. Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda breakaway group, took control of Iraq’s border crossings with Jordan and ... Read More

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Obamacare Enrollees Warned About Heartbleed Super Bug Obamacare Enrollees Warned About Heartbleed Super Bug

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | April 20, 2014 | The 8 million Americans who have signed up to President Barack Obama's health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, have been advised to change their passwords to guard against a Web encryption glitch. While Obamacare hopes to insure Americans from the high cost of medical care, it may prove no match against the threat of Heartbleed, a “catastrophic bug” thought to have attacked two out of every three web servers on the internet, ... Read More

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Republican Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Domestic Programs Republican Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Domestic Programs

The following is an excerpt from David Lawder | April 1, 2014 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on budget policy, rolled out a new fiscal blueprint on Tuesday that calls for deep cuts in domestic programs, increased defense spending and a goal of erasing annual deficits in 10 years. Ryan's budget, called the "Path to Prosperity," has almost no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate but is expected to serve as a campaign manifesto for ... Read More

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Ted Cruz: The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama Ted Cruz: The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama

The following is an excerpt from Ted Cruz | January 28, 2014 | WSJ.com | Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president's persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of ... Read More

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Obama Anti-Poverty Theme Trickles Down as Republicans Grab Issue Obama Anti-Poverty Theme Trickles Down as Republicans Grab Issue

The following is an excerpt from David J. Lynch | January 10, 2014 | Bloomberg.com | President Barack Obama has taken control of the economic debate. After spending much of the past three years parrying Republican deficit-reduction demands, Obama now has leading members of the opposition party reacting to his policy thrusts. A 52 percent decline in the federal budget deficit since 2009 has quieted austerity talk and left the traditional Democratic theme of income inequality atop the political agenda. The latest sign: ... Read More

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Obama Under Attack as Americans Lose Prior Health Plans Obama Under Attack as Americans Lose Prior Health Plans

The following is an excerpt from Roberta Rampton | October 29, 2013 | reuters.com | (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is facing fresh attacks for his pledge that Americans who like their current healthcare plans can keep them under Obamacare, as reports pile up of thousands of Americans facing cancellation notices. Accusations that the pledge was misleading are potentially a deeper threat to Obama than the website glitches that have plagued Healthcare.gov since its October 1 launch and allowed only a trickle ... Read More

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‘Frustrated’ Obama Promises Fix For Malfunctioning Healthcare Website ‘Frustrated’ Obama Promises Fix For Malfunctioning Healthcare Website

The following is an excerpt from Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | October 21, 2013 | reuters.com | (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought on Monday to limit political damage from the problematic launch of the government website for his signature healthcare law as Washington became embroiled in a new uproar days after a possible debt default was narrowly averted. With many Americans experiencing error messages and long waits in trying to sign on to healthcare.gov, Republicans in Congress who have fought ... Read More

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Debt Ceiling 2013: Obama Refuses To ‘Make Extortion A Routine Part Of Our Democracy’ Debt Ceiling 2013: Obama Refuses To ‘Make Extortion A Routine Part Of Our Democracy’

The following is an excerpt from Laura Matthews | October 8, 2013 | ibtimes.com | President Barack Obama said he is yet to hear a “serious position” from the Republicans regarding solving the nation’s budget problems. But with a government shutdown now in its second week and the U.S. creditworthiness on the line, the president refused to “pay a ransom” for settling the nation’s bills. “We cannot make extortion a routine part of our democracy,” Obama said during a press conference on ... Read More

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