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Top Obama aide to address anti-Netanyahu group

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief of staff will give a speech to a major advocacy group that opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough's address to the J Street group indicates that ...

Obama admin threatens Netanyahu with consequences

[caption id="attachment_34340" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election vi ...

Bluster: Obama says he should have closed Guantanamo on his first day

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama says if he could start his presidency over, he would have closed the Guantanamo Bay prison his first day. Instead, the president ordered the detention center for terrorism suspects closed within a year. He says ...

Obama admin sets new record for lack of transparency

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by Th ...

State Dept. admits it has no record of Clinton signing separation statement

[caption id="attachment_32028" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said Tuesday it had no record showing that Hillary Rodham Clinton signed any official statement attesting that she had turned ...

Obama admin consults disgraced CIA director for advice on ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top officials in the Obama administration have consulted former CIA Director David Petraeus about the fight against the Islamic State group - despite his admission that he gave classified material to his biographer and mistress, th ...

U.N. Watch: Apologist Kerry

[caption id="attachment_28403" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]In a speech before the United Nations' ignoble Human Rights Council, Secretary of State John Kerry did chastise the panel's "obsession with Israel," just as the main ...

GOP says Obama ignores Iranian expansion to get nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans critical of U.S.-Iran nuclear talks contend President Barack Obama is so keen for a deal that he is ignoring Tehran's moves to expand its influence across the Middle East. GOP hawks maintain that Obama wants so much to ...

Obama to Kimmel: Civil rights violations 'oppressive and objectionable and worthy of protest'

President Barack Obama said the civil rights violations in Ferguson, Mo., are "oppressive and objectionable and worthy of protest." He also denounced the shooting of two police officers there early Thursday. "There was no excuse for criminal acts," O ...

DOJ asks appeals court to lift judge's hold on amnesty executive order

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, arguing it can't wait for the judge who blocked the action ...


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