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US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siege

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:00am

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid Saturday to Shia Turkmen who have been trapped and besieged by Islamic State militants for two months in the town of Amirli a U.S. senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.

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Obama under pressure to delay immigration action until after midterms

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:00am

President Obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of delaying making changes to U.S. immigration policy until after the upcoming midterm elections, after Democrats in tough Senate races have argued that it could damage their chances in November.

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US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siege

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:03pm

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid Saturday to Shia Turkmen who have been trapped and besieged by Islamic State militants for two months in the town of Amirli a U.S. senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.

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Obama under pressure to delay immigration action until after midterms

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:04pm

President Obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of delaying making changes to U.S. immigration policy until after the upcoming midterm elections, after Democrats in tough Senate races have argued that it could damage their chances in November.

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In Texas, Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:54pm

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."

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Calif. Gov. Brown appeals judge's ruling that struck down teacher tenure

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:17pm

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is appealing a recent state judge’s ruling that ends tenure and other union protections for public school teachers.

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Louisiana Democrat Sen. Landrieu faces more questions about her residency

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:46pm

A Louisiana Republican challenging Democrat Mary Landrieu for her Senate seat is expanding his efforts to prove the three-term lawmaker doesn’t live in her home state, instead using her parents’ address to qualify for the November ballot.

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Reid's name removed from center at Utah university from which he graduated

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:27am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name has been removed from a Southern Utah University facility, following pressure from a conservative group to make the change.

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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty for midterms

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:14am

President Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

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Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schools

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:04am

What was a crisis on America's southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown files appeal over teacher tenure ruling

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:04am

California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:20am

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

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Coal industry dealt another setback as Oregon blocks export plan – will feds help?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:19am

The coal industry has been dealt another blow after a state agency in Oregon denied a key permit for a controversial terminal, marking the latest salvo in an escalating fight between coal exporters and fossil-fuel loathing environmentalists on the West Coast.

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DHS considering new security measures to intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from Syria

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:11am

The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria.

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Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:59pm

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.

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Krauthammer on Obama’s ISIS strategy: ‘This is a president who cannot decide’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:52pm

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the president’s declaration at a news conference that he has “no strategy” to deal with ISIS in Syria reflects the commander-in-chief’s indecision on the issue and his willingness to blame others for his lack of policy.

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Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:56pm

Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has resigned as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.

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Will ObamaCare mean the end of employer-provided insurance?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:28pm

President Obama's famous promise that “you can keep your plan and your doctor, no matter what” was not the only misleading argument he made for his health care plan. There is yet another controversy, with even bigger consequences, brewing for Americans who already have health care.

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Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:02pm

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

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Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schools

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:04pm

What was a crisis on America's southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country.

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