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The Keystone XL pipeline: No surrender

The Keystone XL oil pipeline is back in the news as the State Department completes its final review of the Canada-to-Texas project and the company behind it urges approval by the Obama administration. When last we visited this no-brainer for economic ...

FBI, DOJ ask Congress to limit use of encryption that protects right to privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against pu ...

Obama admin to subsidize solar energy for some homeowners and renters

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Obama administration will unveil a project Tuesday that will help low- and middle-income Americans obtain solar panels for energy production, taking another step in the president's goal of tackling climate change. The administ ...

Obama to cut 40K Army troops

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Army plans to cut 40,000 troops in the coming two years in a reduction aimed at tackling budget shortfalls that will affect most of its domestic and foreign posts. The reductions, which will include some 17,000 civilian e ...

Obama Hosts Vietnamese Communist Party Chief Today

[caption id="attachment_27293" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of Vietnam's Communist Party is heading to the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Barack Obama and other top officials. N ...

Obama admin pressures Redskins to change name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name. Jewell reiterated that position ...

Obama's White House aides knew about Hillary's secret email in 2009

[caption id="attachment_2220" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a priv ...

Obama announces embassy in Cuba

[caption id="attachment_39849" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The United States of America and Cuba have formally restored diplomatic relations after 54 years of hostilities inspired by the Cold War. Embassi ...

Obama labor secretary mocks employers

The Obama administration has hit back at ‘Chicken Little’ critics of new overtime rules, as business groups warned that the proposal to tighten exemptions for junior managers would hurt their career prospects. An estimated 5 million lower-paid US emp ...

Obama delivers race lecture at church shooting eulogy

[caption id="attachment_41719" align="alignright" width="300"] Pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney.[/caption]CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America's racial history Friday in his eulogy for a ...


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