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Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth says a senior Obama administration official did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats. (...)
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Lawmakers introduce bill to better aid Kurds fighting IS

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are introducing legislation to permit U.S. arms to be sent directly to the Kurds fighting against Islamic State militants in Iraq. (...)
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Top general: Iran, Shia militia not in Tikrit fight

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general for the Middle East says Iranian forces and Shia militia groups have left the fight and pulled back from Tikrit, as U.S. airstrikes were launched Wednesday to support Iraqi forces and try to take back the Islamic State-held city. (...)
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Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall. (...)
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Republicans looking for more answers in visa program probe

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pressing a government watchdog for more answers about allegations that a senior member of the Obama administration used his post to inappropriately intervene in three foreign investment visa cases with ties to prominent Democrats. (...)
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Bergdahl charges revive questions over prisoner swap

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed. (...)
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AP Exclusive: Bureaucrats block special ops intel requests

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military has been trying to force special operations troops heading to war zones to use flawed government software for intelligence analysis instead of a commercial alternative they say they need, according to government records and interviews. (...)
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AP Exclusive: Bureaucrats block special ops intel requests

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military has been trying to force special operations troops heading to war zones to use flawed government software for intelligence analysis instead of a commercial alternative they say they need, according to government records and interviews. (...)
Categories: Politics

Republicans looking for more answers in visa program probe

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are expected to press a government watchdog for more answers about allegations of undue influence exerted by the Homeland Security Department's No. 2 in three foreign investment visa cases. (...)
Categories: Politics