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Obama: Climate change an immediate risk to our national security

Speaking Wednesday to a group of graduating Coast Guardsmen, President Barack Obama said climate change would shape their entire careers because it poses "an immediate risk to our national security." Obama said the "science is indisputable" that clim ...

$1 million tab for DoD employees using government cards at casinos and strip clubs

Department of Defense employees racked up an estimated $1 million in personal expenses on their government charge cards at casinos and strip clubs last year, the Pentagon's inspector general reported Tuesday. They included a civilian who withdrew tho ...

Al Qaeda-Benghazi link known day after attack according to new report

[caption id="attachment_31748" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The day after the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, the Defense Intelligence Agency concluded the assault had been planned 10 da ...

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

[caption id="attachment_26223" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from provi ...

Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions. " ...

Senate Democrats block action on Obama's trade agenda

[caption id="attachment_36711" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top priority ...

First lady speaks to Tuskegee graduates

[caption id="attachment_24342" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address for Tuskegee University's 130th graduation exercises Saturday, telling graduates that "the defining stor ...

State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations

[caption id="attachment_40055" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say r ...

DOJ to announce investigation of Baltimore police

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is planning to announce an investigation into the practices of the Baltimore Police Department, law enforcement officials said. Sources told The Washington Post Attorney General Loretta Lynch could a ...

Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

[caption id="attachment_18664" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that per ...


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