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  • In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations. The Obama administration said Friday that...

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the...

  • No. 2 US diplomat to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran. Deputy Secretary of...

  • Longtime Wis. GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in Congress. In a statement on Friday, the congressman says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday on his plans not to seek re-election. Petri is considered one...

  • American imprisoned in Cuba ends hunger strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally working to set up Internet access on the island suspended his hunger strike Friday after more than a week. Alan Gross, 64, had eaten his last solid meal April 2 and said in a statement that he was...

  • Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing that some issues can bridge the political divide, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined by former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, offered new sources of much-needed support Friday for millions of people who care for wounded service members...

  • AP NewsAlert

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US will not issue visa to Iran's pick for UN envoy. .

  • US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test. The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, will host his Chinese counterpart, Wu...

  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director as successor at HHS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director as successor at HHS.

  • Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics. On Friday, Obama will address Al Sharpton's National Action Network...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Conservative Case Against Obamacare: A Restatement

    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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