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Obama says Ukraine deal a 'glimmer of hope,' but won't 'count on' Russian cooperation

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:43pm

President Obama said Thursday that a newly struck diplomatic agreement on Ukraine offers the "prospect" to "de-escalate" the crisis, but warned that the U.S. is preparing "additional consequences" if the Russians don't hold up their end of the bargain.

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Raising specter of genocide, US Ambassador Power slams ‘industrial-style slaughter’ in Syria

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:19pm

America’s ambassador to the United Nations raised the specter of genocide in Syria after officials this week sounded the alarm about spiraling violence in that country’s civil war. Gruesome photos of purported civil war victims were shown earlier this week to the U.N. Security Council, depicting corpses with bones protruding and eyes gouged out. 

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Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:49pm

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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Kerry reacts to report that Jews in Ukrainian city told to register

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:36pm

Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to a report Thursday that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called "grotesque."

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Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:55pm

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

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Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:55pm

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

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US sending helmets, other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:41am

The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military -- but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep.

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GOP steps up demand for documents on White House role in botched health care rollout

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:27am

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is ratcheting up pressure on President Obama's top aides to turn over more documents revealing the extent of the White House's direct involvement in the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges, according to a letter to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler obtained exclusively by Fox News.

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The L Word: Voters call Obama a liar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08am

Lack of trust undermines President Obama’s divide-and-conquer midterm strategy.

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Arkansas Dem running for governor files complaint against party for 'unfair treatment'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:04am

An Arkansas Democratic candidate for governor reportedly filed a complaint against her state and local party after they allegedly barred her from speaking at an upcoming political dinner.

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ObamaCare proxy war? Republicans could use Burwell nomination as leverage

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:07am

The Sylvia Mathews Burwell nomination for HHS secretary poses opportunities for Senate Republicans who want to combat ObamaCare head on.

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Cash-strapped Illinois gov't eyes Chicago casino as revenue jackpot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:48am

When you're hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good. And when you are as broke as Illinois, the promise of billions of dollars from a Chicago casino looks amazing.

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'Declining political appetite' for wind industry tax credits, report says

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:42am

Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.

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IRS emails indicate Tea Party groups could have faced 'criminal' charges, Republicans say

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:00am

Republicans say newly released emails show that if the IRS' targeting of Tea Party groups hadn't been stopped, those organizations could have faced "trumped up criminal charges" -- since ex-IRS official Lois Lerner and the Justice Department were apparently coordinating just days before the scandal was exposed.

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Former Iran official describes alleged US sabotage of nuke program

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00am

The former head of Iran's nuclear program is laying out in detail how the U.S. and other intelligence agencies allegedly carried out a constant campaign of sabotage against his country.

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Paul Krugman could receive $25,000 per month for income inequality initiative

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:30am
New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.
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Unions want $100M in federal money to aid Detroit pension deal

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:36am

Union leaders in Detroit want $100 million in federal funding earmarked for homeowner assistance to help make up a $3.5 billion shortfall in the retirement system for city workers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Biden joins Instagram, takes selfie with Obama

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00am

Vice President Joe Biden joined the popular photo-sharing website Instagram on Wednesday, posting photos of himself in Pittsburgh for a speech about job-training grants and a "selfie" with President Obama.

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Obama warns of 'consequences' for Russia over Ukraine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:12pm

President Obama on Wednesday said the United States is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russia uprising in its eastern cities.

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Riley on Obama’s foreign policy strategy: 'We are the problem'

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:41pm

President Obama has not engaged on a number of foreign policy crises, and even worse, he consistently apologizes for American behavior, an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier."

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