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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation … Continue reading

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With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

WASHINGTON (AP) — While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt … Continue reading

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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama’s Tuesday … Continue reading

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How Failure to Reform Immigration Affects a Young Girl — Again

Outside the hallways of the Capitol, the immigration reform debate isn’t political. It’s personal. When Washington, D.C. resident Cindy Monge saw the images of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border it hit home. Eight years ago she was one of … Continue reading

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U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new Senate proposal to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as … Continue reading

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U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on … Continue reading

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One Congressman’s Quest to Protect Jetliners from Missiles

Rep. Steve Israel wants all new U.S. commercial airliners to include some kind of missile defense systems to protect against a terror attack. The New York Democrat has renewed a push for the legislation after a missile allegedly blew Malaysia … Continue reading

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Romney would top Obama if 2012 presidential election were held today: poll

View photo . Romney and Obama spar during a 2012 presidential debate. (Mike Segar/Reuters)   If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, Mitt Romney would win the popular vote over President Barack Obama, a new CNN/ORC … Continue reading

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Other crises muscle onto world stage just as Iraq is coming undone

While the Obama administration and much of the global media focused on crises in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip in recent weeks, the centrifugal forces of a sectarian civil war continued to pull Iraq apart. The political deadlock in Baghdad … Continue reading

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No Labels? No results? No problem.

In 2010, a group of political veterans who said they were tired of the extreme partisanship paralyzing Washington created an organization to advance their new cause. The founding mission of No Labels was “to move America from the old politics … Continue reading

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