Obama: I’ll Act On My Own On Immigration

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON – In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

Obama said he will refocus immigration enforcement onto a Mexican border that has …

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Supreme Court: Fed Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must …

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Legalized Pot Nears, Officials Plan for Safety

Posted by Associated Press on June 25, 2014

OLYMPIA — As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.

“Those who have led the effort to legalize this product …

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President Obama Is Sending Military Advisers Into Iraq

Posted by Associated Press on June 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq’s embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

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Benghazi Suspect In Custody For 2012 Attack

Posted by Associated Press on June 17, 2014
Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after 2012 attack

Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after 2012 attack

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and will be tried in the U.S., the first apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

President Barack …

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