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HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency

HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency Watch

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Facing charges of executive overreach, to allegations that he is presiding over opaque policy-making, U.S. President Obama has been making ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable nigh-profile defense team

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable nigh-profile defense team Watch

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Texas Governor Rick Perry must now complete the humiliating process of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken - but he's ...

More than 37,000 undocumented children who crossed Mexican border - going back to U.S. schools

More than 37,000 undocumented children who crossed Mexican border - going back to U.S. schools Watch

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They come tired and hungry, crossing great expanses of the desert in search of a better life in the United States - and they're going back to ...

Iraq MUST form stable government before bloodshed can end, Obama says

Iraq MUST form stable government before bloodshed can end, Obama says Watch

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While the United States sent military aid to Iraq over the past weekend in the form of fighter jets pounding strategic points, President Barack ...

COMEBACK? Mitt Romney one of the Republican Party's most in-demand campaign surrogates

COMEBACK? Mitt Romney one of the Republican Party's most in-demand campaign surrogates Watch

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While he lost to Barack Obama in 2012, Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hitting the stump for Republicans this fall. In recent ...

CLEMENCY -- CRUSHED: Lawyers forbidden from drafting clemency petitions

CLEMENCY -- CRUSHED: Lawyers forbidden from drafting clemency petitions Watch

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In yet another setback for the Obama administration, a plan to extend clemency to thousands of prisoners was quelled last week after the agency ...

Another blow to Obama! The President's war against American law suffers another setback

Another blow to Obama! The President's war against American law suffers another setback Watch

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An ambitious plan by President Barack Obama's administration to grant clemency to thousands of prisoners suffered a serious blow after federal ...

As hundreds of bills languish on his desk, push is on to 'fire Harry Reid'

As hundreds of bills languish on his desk, push is on to 'fire Harry Reid' Watch

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The GOP is now calling for either the resignation or firing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Republican National Committee is ...

DOES the President have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens? Hoyer: No

DOES the President have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens? Hoyer: No Watch

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Does U.S. President Barack Obama have the unilateral right to convert countless illegal immigrants to legal status? House Democratic Whip Steny ...

RATCHETING UP SANCTIONS: U.S. Europe increase sanctions against Russia

RATCHETING UP SANCTIONS: U.S. Europe increase sanctions against Russia Watch

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New economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy have been announced by U.S. President Obama. It's all part of Washington's ...

'Achievements and contributionsÂ… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy,' Obama celebrates achievements of Muslims

'Achievements and contributionsÂ… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy,' Obama celebrates achievements of Muslims Watch

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As the persecution of Iraqi Christians at the hands of Islamic jihadists continued, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement ...

U.S. Bishops say Obama's executive order 'implements discrimination'

U.S. Bishops say Obama's executive order 'implements discrimination' Watch

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A new order by U.S. President Obama that forbids federal contractors from discriminating "on the basis of sexual orientation and gender ...

Israel harshly critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, called 'an Alien'

Israel harshly critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, called 'an Alien' Watch

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The United States and Israel have been the staunchest of allies since Israel reached statehood following World War II - but this doesn't mean ...

President Obama is 'mailing it in', bought the farm - spending lots of time golfing and goofing off

President Obama is 'mailing it in', bought the farm - spending lots of time golfing and goofing off Watch

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Lackadaisical. That word is used to define "lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy." Lackadaisical appears to described U.S. ...

In President Obama's war on religious freedom the people suffer another loss

In President Obama's war on religious freedom the people suffer another loss Watch

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President Barack Obama's July 21 executive order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual-self-identification has lead to strong criticism from ...

Efforts against female genital mutilation could be thwarted by population growth

Efforts against female genital mutilation could be thwarted by population growth Watch

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By Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Advances in fighting female genital mutilation, or FGM and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress ...

FREE SPEECH VIOLATED: Tea party groups' lawsuit against IRS proceeds

FREE SPEECH VIOLATED: Tea party groups' lawsuit against IRS proceeds Watch

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They're not going to take it - and they're taking their claims to court. A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move ...

'Suing the president is the right path to go down here,' Boehner declares

'Suing the president is the right path to go down here,' Boehner declares Watch

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The House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from actions by President Obama. House ...

Federal government says state death penalties are 'unconstitutional'

Federal government says state death penalties are 'unconstitutional' Watch

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A federal judge ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional on July 16, claiming that the state's system is arbitrary, unfair, and ...

'American people have a right to know,' Issa proclaims

'American people have a right to know,' Issa proclaims Watch

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Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa of California said administration claims that White House political director David Simas was immune ...

Cheat on your taxes? It just got a lot easier

Cheat on your taxes? It just got a lot easier Watch

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If you cheat on your taxes - or senselessly worry that some indiscretion in your recent past will have the Internal Revenue Service shortly ...

While federal tax revenues are at an all-time high - federal government still running a deficit

While federal tax revenues are at an all-time high - federal government still running a deficit Watch

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While federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace in fiscal 2014, their still no way out of the forest yet. The federal government's ...

President Obama accused of being insufficiently engaged in border crisis

President Obama accused of being insufficiently engaged in border crisis Watch

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With hundreds, if not thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the United States' southwest border with Texas - and more on the way - ...

Put the spotlight - ON ME: Obama uses first person singular 99 TIMES in speech

Put the spotlight - ON ME: Obama uses first person singular 99 TIMES in speech Watch

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"I," "Me," sand "My" were words used by U.S. President Barack Obama in a speech vowing unilateral action. In fact, Obama used the first person ...

Engage world with Catholic principles

Engage world with Catholic principles

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By Kevin Jones

NON-NEGOTIABLE: Essential Principals of a Just Society and Human Culture.

Muslims, more than any other religious group, approve of Obama's performance

Muslims, more than any other religious group, approve of Obama's performance Watch

Politics & Policy

Seventy-two percent of poll respondents who identify their religion as Muslim say they approve of U.S. President Barack Obama's performance. ...

It gets worse: National Security Agency spied on Muslim Americans

It gets worse: National Security Agency spied on Muslim Americans Watch

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The National Security Agency has even more to answer for. According to former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, both the NSA ...

Canadian group labelled 'racist' for attempting to help Muslim women avoid honor killings

Canadian group labelled 'racist' for attempting to help Muslim women avoid honor killings Watch

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It is difficult to battle radical Islam in the Middle East, where any individual in a crowd may turn out to be a radical Muslim or a suicide ...