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U.S. Security Forces Move Into Iraq

American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Obama nears a decision on options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents.


Iraqi Insurgents Approach Baghdad

Fighting erupted at the northern approaches to Baghdad Tuesday as Iraq accused Saudi Arabia of backing militants who have seized territory in an offensive the U.N. says threatens the country's very existence.


Benghazi Terror Suspect Captured

A Libyan militant suspected in the attack on the U.S. legation in Benghazi is in U.S. custody.


Baghdad Braces for Return to Violence

As militants with a reputation for ultra-violence close in on Baghdad, a conflagration could be sudden and massive.


Miami Cubans Want Embargo Lifted: Poll

For the first time, a majority of Cuban-Americans surveyed in Miami said they support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, according to a poll released Tuesday by Florida International University.


Obama Will Authorize ENDA by Executive Order

Rather than wait for Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, President Obama will sign an executive order banning discrimination against gay federal workers.


President, Perez Team Up on Raising Minimum Wage

President Obama, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez and the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee are trying to push a hike in the minimum wage through a hostile House.


Lack of Ambassadors Hampers U.S. Efforts in Iraq

Senate foot-dragging over confirming top envoys to Middle Eastern countries risks hampering U.S. efforts to contain an expanding Islamist urgency in Iraq.


Obama Deploying Small Contingent to Iraq

President Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq.


Obama Could Send Special Forces to Iraq

The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in a bid to help the government in Baghdad slow the Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.


Supreme Court OKs Challenge to Ban on Campaign Lies

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law barring false statements about political candidates because it infringes on free speech.


U.S. May Launch Air Strikes in Iraq

The U.S. is considering air strikes against an Islamist insurgency in Iraq, and may enter discussions with Iran in dealing with the insurgency, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.


IRS Blames Computer Crash on Two Years of Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Tea Party Probe

The Internal Revenue Service told Congress Friday that is has lost more than two years worth of emails, dating from 2009-2011, between former employee Lois G. Lerner--who resigned over her role in the recent scandal that found the IRS accused of targeting the Tea Party and other conservative groups--and both other IRS employees and outside organizations.


Obama Draws Fire From Immigration Proponents

President Obama is kicking immigration reform to House Republicans despite mounting evidence they won't address the issue either.


Raul Labrador Will Run for House Majority Leader

Raul Labrador of Idaho announced Friday he will challenge Kevin McCarthy for the Republican majority leader job being vacated by Eric Cantor.


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