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  • 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...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday. The initiative is part of a broader...

  • 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...

  • Syrian activists accused regime of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for...

  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

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

  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees. The measures announced Wednesday include...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia. Most of those cases are in...

  • Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The cleric being deported, Hussein al-Najati,...

  • Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional. The notice filed with the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday says Attorney...

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles and David Koch, the...

  • Md. considers nesting platform for ospreys

    SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Maryland transportation officials say they're considering building a nesting platform for ospreys who insist on building and rebuilding nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Transportation Authority tweeted Wednesday that...

  • Report: Iran targets U.S. military satellites with lasers, China with missiles

    A worrisome new memo from the Council on Foreign Relations indicates that China, without warning, is poised to knock out U.S. satellites, especially those used by the Pentagon. "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," said the "contingency planning memo" titled...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Obama disses 'Auntie' one last time: Skips her funeral to golf

    President Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango passed away earlier this month, but as family members gathered for her funeral, one person was noticeably absent - her nephew. Where was he? Not dealing with important domestic issues or the crisis in Ukraine. No, Obama was on the golf course. “Mr....

  • Sonia Sotomayor: Don't trust the media to tell you what the Supreme Court decided

    When six Supreme Court justices on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in state college admissions, the decision provoked consternation from all the predictable characters, so it may be a good time to consider Justice Sonia Sotomayor's advice on how to think about the...



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