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FBI assisted family with $250K ransom payment to terrorists

[caption id="attachment_40049" align="alignright" width="300"] Warren Weinstein[/caption] WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with a family's attempt to pay a ransom to terrorists aimed at securing the release of an Ameri ...

Obama: No excuse for riot

President Barack Obama says there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens. Obama is calling the deaths of several black men by police "a slow rolling crisis." He says it's not new, but there's new awareness from cameras a ...

Is Obama interfering in the forming of the Israeli government?

A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in the signing of a coalition deal between Likud and the religious Zionist party. The unnamed senior sour ...

Does Obama want to allow families to pay ransom for hostages?

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The White House is reviewing its policy preventing families of hostages to pay ransom to kidnappers, officials said. Under the current policy, families who wish to pay terrorists ransom for the release of their loved ones are thr ...

Obama to send aides to Baltimore funeral of Freddie Gray

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. Broderick Johnson, assistant ...

Obama Refuses to Meet Netanyahu Until Iran Talks End

[caption id="attachment_7230" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] After a year of tensions, and even hostility, between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, a mending of fences may be on the horizon - bu ...

US drone strike kills American and Italian hostages

[caption id="attachment_34124" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Two al-Qaida hostages, one American and one Italian, were accidentally killed near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border by a United States counterterr ...

Obama wants to triple child care tax credit

[caption id="attachment_33005" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]U.S. President Obama said Wednesday that tripling the maximum child care tax credit up to $3,000 per child is a "good investment." Speaking at a town hall event in C ...

White House removes Cuba from state sponsors of terrorism list

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama officially removed Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced on Tuesday. The move comes less than a week after the conclusion of a State Department review that recommen ...

Eric Holder tells DOJ staff to stop hiring prostitutes

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Following a Justice Department report alleging DEA agent sexual misconduct, Attorney General Eric Holder warned DOJ employees that soliciting prostitutes is a violati ...


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