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  • GE boss Jeff Immelt says Obamacare 'uncertainty' hurting medical business

    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company’s chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the healthcare field will persist for much longer. “I think that there’s still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we’ll just have to see...

  • Michelle Obama unveils new jobs website for veterans

    First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector. The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help "translate military skills into the civilian workforce," the...

  • Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawmakers say they plan to question the country's tourism chief over his decision to permit Jewish religious pilgrims to visit the country using Israeli passports. While Israelis and Jews long have traveled to Tunisia for an annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba...

  • Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that...

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and...

  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    LONDON (AP) — The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday. It...

  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio...

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of fiery train crashes spurred a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used to ship crude oil and ethanol. But the effort is bogging down in squabbling and finger-pointing. A spokesman for the American Petroleum Institute says the railroad industry...

  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier. NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level rise. Brunt said the iceberg, named B-31, is...

  • Up to 20 beef cattle break out in West Michigan

    LEAVITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan say they're on the lookout for up to 20 cattle that escaped after a fence broke. A farmer in Oceana County's Leavitt Township reported the beef cattle missing Tuesday, saying they got out through a break in a fence that occurred...

  • Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies

    HAVANA (AP) — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from...

  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. The ominous standoff...

  • Supreme Court sets limits on child porn restitution

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that viewers of child pornography are liable to pay for victims pain and suffering, but set limits on the size of the restitution. In the process, the justices in a 5-4 decision threw out an almost $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape...

  • Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments. While the announcement was greeted with...

  • NRSC challenges red-state Democrats to Obamacare townhall debates

    Though President Obama said the Affordable Care Act "repeal debate is and should be over," the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to keep having that fight with red-state Democrats, in head-to-head town hall debates. "We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic senators or...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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