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  • DNC Thanks Sarah Palin For Strange Iowa Speech

    25 January 2015, 10:32 am by: Caitlin MacNeal

    The Democratic National Committee on Saturday thanked Sarah Palin for the strange, erratic speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit.…
  • A Step Too Far

    25 January 2015, 10:12 am by: Josh Marshall

    There seems to be a growing backlash to the Netanyahu-Boehner speech stunt, both in the United States and Israel. As you can see from our current feature story, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren has said the speech threatens a rift…
  • Obama Announces 'Breakthrough' In US-India Nuclear Agreement

    25 January 2015, 9:08 am by: JULIE PACE

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to…
  • PHOTOS: Obama Visits India For Republic Day Celebration

    25 January 2015, 8:53 am by: JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVI

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.…
  • Pope Uses Balloons As Peace Symbols After Dove Debacle

    25 January 2015, 8:38 am by: Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice. Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace Sunday in St. Peter's Square, a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests by animal rights groups. Read More →
  • Obama: Counterterrorism Operations In Yemen Not Affected By Political Unrest

    25 January 2015, 8:22 am by: Associated Press

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says the political vacuum in Yemen hasn't affected U.S. counterterrorism operations inside the Middle Eastern country.…
  • Jeb And Mitt Didn't Actually Talk About 2016 At Utah Meeting

    24 January 2015, 2:44 pm by: Dylan Scott

    It sounds like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney covered a wide range of topics at their meeting Thursday in Utah -- except the one on everybody's mind.…
  • Former Israeli Ambassador Says Netanyahu Should Cancel Speech To Congress

    24 January 2015, 2:38 pm by: Dylan Scott

    A former Israeli ambassador to the United States said Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should cancel his upcoming March address to Congress on Iran at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner's request.…
  • Christie Works To Woo Iowa's Christian Conservatives

    24 January 2015, 2:32 pm by: THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After years of campaigning in Iowa for others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is venturing into new territory as a potential White House candidate appealing to social conservatives who hold sway in the early-voting state. Read…
  • Expert Says Damaged King Tut Mask Can Be Restored

    24 January 2015, 2:27 pm by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    CAIRO (AP) — A German expert summoned to Cairo to examine the damaged burial mask of King Tutankhamun says that epoxy used to glue the mask's beard back on can be removed and the mask properly restored. Read More →
  • Death Of Prosecutor Hits Argentina, Could Affect Its Future

    24 January 2015, 2:26 pm by: DEBORA REY, Associated Press PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser was found dead, at first…
  • Rockets Kill 29 In Ukrainian City As Rebels Launch Offensive

    24 January 2015, 1:13 pm by: PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. Ukraine's top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on…
  • Report: ISIS Beheads Japanese Hostage

    24 January 2015, 10:46 am by: Dylan Scott

    The Islamic State has purportedly beheaded one of the two Japanese hostages it is holding, according to a report Saturday morning. The SITE Intelligence group reported that hostage Haruna Yukawa had been beheaded in a newly released video. Read More →
  • Pope: Ridding Stereotypes Key To Christian-Muslim Relations

    24 January 2015, 10:23 am by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says the most effective antidote to violence among Christians and Muslims is learning about each other and then accepting differences. Read More →
  • Trump Keeps Trolling: I Woulda Beaten Obama, Might Run In 2016

    24 January 2015, 10:15 am by: Dylan Scott

    In a cherished presidential cycle tradition, Donald Trump is trying to insert himself into the 2016 conversation.…
  • Senate GOP Might Nix Filibuster For SCOTUS Nominees

    24 January 2015, 9:51 am by: Dylan Scott

    In a big unexpected twist in the new Congress, Senate Republicans are reportedly crafting a plan to do away with the 60-vote filibuster for Supreme Court justice nominees.…
  • Tide Turning In Ebola Fight In Africa After Hard Lessons

    24 January 2015, 9:33 am by: KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press MARIA CHENG, Associated Press

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread…
  • Police: 2 Killed, 6 Wounded in Omaha Shooting

    24 January 2015, 9:32 am by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two women were shot and killed and six other people were wounded in an early-morning attack at a home in Nebraska's largest city, Omaha. Read More →
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Ban In Alabama

    24 January 2015, 9:31 am by: KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More →
  • Japan Vows Not To Give Up On 2 ISIS Hostages Till 'The Very End'

    24 January 2015, 9:27 am by: MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors. Read…

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