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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

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Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:15am

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Obama's U.N. Speech Aims To Enlist Others In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.

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As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:05pm

Congress went on recess after voting to support the president's ISIS plan. And for many members, local issues and events — not the military airstrikes in Syria — are now center stage.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:36am

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Obama: Coalition Against ISIS Shows 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:43am

The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.

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House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.

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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:11am

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

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Congress Uses Recent Issues To Attack NFL's Tax Exempt Status

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:33am

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:26am

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day climate summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:12pm

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:55am

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

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White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:16am

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:08pm

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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