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Obama signs secret executive order expanding U.S. role in Afghanistan

President Obama quietly signed a classified executive order authorizing a more expansive role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2015, ensuring American troops will be fighting in the country for at least one more year, The New York Times reported. Th ...

Slain civil rights workers among movie stars, media and politicians honored by Obama

SEATTLE,  (UPI) -- Three civil rights workers, slain for their role in battling Jim Crow laws in Mississippi, were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Monday during a ceremony held at the White House. The medal is the nation's highest civilian ...

Obama heads to Chicago to pitch amnesty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to the city where he says he first forged his ties to the Latino community to pitch his new executive actions on immigration. Obama is trying to seize th ...

Hagel Out as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Hagel, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. Obama is expected to announce the r ...

Eric Holder warns cops about 'needless confrontation'

[caption id="attachment_33617" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to ...

Obama admin inflates number of Obamacare signups

The Obama administration admitted to including dental plan subscribers in its health insurance enrollment figures, boosting the total 380,000 to more than 7 million. As of Oct. 15, the accurate figure is 6.7 million, a U.S. Health and Human Services  ...

Obama's legal authority on amnesty in question

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground? For months the White House and Obama's supporters have insi ...

NSA Director: China has the ability to shut down US power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National ...

GOP governors respond to Obama's illegal alien executive order

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The nation's Republican governors on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's plans to unilaterally protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but clashed over whether their congressional colleagues should threa ...

Harry Reid wants Obama to act quickly on amnesty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says President Barack Obama should take executive action as quickly as possible to curb deportations and remake the nation's immigration system. It's a shift from last week when Reid said Obama shou ...


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