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National Security Advisor Susan Rice rebukes Russia, Brunei, and Uganda over gay rights

A top aide to President Barack Obama Tuesday singled out nations including Russia, Uganda and Brunei as the worst transgressors against gay rights — and warned governments everywhere must outlaw discrimination. National Security Advisor Susan Rice told a forum of Lesbian, Gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) activists at the White…

Dick Cheney insists ‘we did the right thing’ by invading Iraq

Former vice-president Dick Cheney, an architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, on Tuesday defended his choices at the time, and slammed the current US course as opening the door to insurgents. Cheney spoke to PBS television as the first of up to 300 US military advisers began their mission…

Frustrated House GOP pushes for sanctions to curb influx of young immigrants

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One Republican lawmaker said on Tuesday America should “whack” its Latin American neighbors by cutting aid in response to a flood of undocumented minors entering the United States, while another asked where the children should be “dropped off when the buses bring them back.”…

#Beeghazi!: The conservative war on Obama, science, common sense, and bees

On Friday the White House announced the formation of a task force charged with addressing the issue of rapidly diminishing colonies of honey bees and other pollinators. President Barack Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency and United States Department of Agriculture to lead an effort to determine why honey bees,…

Obama extends family leave rights of legally married same-sex couples

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all 50 states, a White House official said. Currently, legally married couples are eligible for those benefits if…

White House meddling, mistakes botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, GOP senators say

Two Republican senators on Thursday issued a report accusing the Obama administration of pushing ahead with last October’s botched rollout of HealthCare.gov website despite internal concerns that the technology would not work. The 34-page document, issued jointly by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, alleges…

Obama to meet with House and Senate leaders to discuss Iraq crisis

Congress leaders to meet Obama Wednesday on Iraq (via AFP) US congressional leaders will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday in the White House to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, officials said. Democratic and Republican officials said the top four lawmakers — House Speaker John…   [Image via…

Family break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Barack Obama returned to Washington on Monday after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq. Obama ran for the White House as a young leader who opposed the 2003 US invasion, and then won…

Obama to significantly expand U.S. marine sanctuary in the Pacific: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported. Obama will announce his intent……

Obama tells Congress: U.S. will deploy up to 275 troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Congress on Monday the United States was deploying up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the country’s embassy in Baghdad after militants seized control of the north of the country. “This force is deploying for the…

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