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  • Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country. He also says he will personally make the final decision over when the...

  • Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base, defense officials said on Wednesday. Australia announced...

  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the...

  • US Sen. Warren supports repealing state casino law

    BOSTON (AP) — Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the 2011 state law that opened the door for...

  • Cleveland County commissioner candidate pleaded with officer not to arrest him

    FROM STAFF REPORTS LEXINGTON — A candidate for Cleveland County commissioner accused of drunken driving pleaded with an officer not to arrest him, according to a police report released Tuesday Cal Hobson, 69, of Lexington, was arrested by Lexington police about 8:30 a.m. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities. The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...

  • Obama reassures NATO's eastern allies as they eye Russian moves in Ukraine

    The visit comes at a defining time for NATO, whose leaders must reinforce the message that they are committed to defending all of its members to preserve the alliance's credibility.

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • Cantor's not lobbying, but his big payday should upset conservatives

    It's hard to fault Cantor for taking the deal, but anyone who cares about good government -- especially those who advocate small government -- ought to find his value a bit disconcerting.

  • Rand Paul's dilemma: Choosing between the Senate and the White House

    With a possible legislative fix off the table until Kentucky lawmakers reconvene early next year, Paul must now look ahead and decide if he'd rather stay on serving the people of his state or whether he'd take his chances on a run for the Oval Office.

  • Treasury doctors banks' TARP data

    Treasury officials also made multiple math errors in summarizing the results of the surveys, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program Christy Romero said.

  • Editorial cartoon: Layers of strategy

    Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: iCloud

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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