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  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said...

  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. Obama noted that synagogues and temples across the country are...

  • Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will...

  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department prosecutors will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in the Kansas shootings that killed three people over the weekend. In a statement Monday, Holder said he has instructed the department to provide all...

  • Attorney General Holder says feds will check for possible hate crimes link to Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Holder says feds will check for possible hate crimes link to Kansas shootings.

  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a...

  • Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas. Obama says he has asked his White House team to make sure law enforcement authorities have "the...

  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel's comments are in line with those...

  • US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday told ABC's "This Week" that Iran's...

  • Kerry expresses concern over attacks in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed strong concern that attacks by armed militants in eastern Ukraine have been orchestrated and synchronized, and are similar to previous attacks in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The State Department says that Kerry expressed his...

  • Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Biden will travel to the capital of Kiev on April 22 for a visit that will focus on the international community's efforts to help stabilize and...

  • California Democrats walk middle path in health debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's focus on amending, tweaking and uprooting President Obama's health care law is giving several Democrats in California's swing districts opportunities to distance themselves from the law. A physician, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been voting with the Republican...

  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The...

  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 in adjusted income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did...

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry. In selecting Burwell to replace...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    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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