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Libya’s TNC Courting Washington

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — Washington is reviewing a request from the Libyan Transitional National Council to open an embassy in the United States, the U.S. State Department said. London this week summoned Libyan representatives of Moammar Gadhafi to inform them the TNC was recognized as the sole governmental authority in Tripoli. Members of the […]

Amnesty Calls For Ivorian Security Reform

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) — The Ivorian government is called on to create an accountable state security force capable of impartial protection of all civilians, Amnesty International said. Amnesty International, in a 44-page report, said Ivorian forces and government-backed militia are creating a “climate of fear” that is discouraging displaced residents from returning to their […]

As Debt Deadline Nears, Gold Continues To Set Records

The debt situation in the United States has allowed gold to stay near record highs.

U.S. Targets Central European Cybergangs

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — Organized Central European cybercrime gangs are a security threat to the United States and have been targeted in a new U.S. strategy released this week. U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled his Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime Monday at the White House, warning that international criminals have “taken advantage of […]

Taking stress off kids could lower obesity rates

Obesity rates are still on the rise, and that includes childhood obesity. This is leading parents and healthcare providers alike to look for answers on to how to keep children healthy.

Fourteen states have yet to apply for Early Learning Challenge

Fourteen States have not yet declared their intent to apply for the Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million Federal grant program, according to The Washington Times.

Obama could face primary challenge from own party

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling for a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in a primary election. Sanders told radio talk show host Thom Hartmann that the President has been able to move too far to the right because no Democrat has stood up to him.

General warns that deep defense cuts could hurt national security

President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has warned against cutting defense spending too much.

Do the Boehner and Reid bills actually make trillions of dollars in cuts?

Both the upper and lower houses of Congress are currently considering bills to increase the debt limit and cut spending. The one in the House is sponsored by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), and the one in the Senate is sponsored by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Both bills have come under fire from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for not actually delivering their respective amounts of promised cuts.

Tea Party leaders: Boehner should go

Tea Party activists Wednesday began advocating the removal of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, saying he is capitulating to the status quo in Washington. Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips called on Boehner to leave and be replaced by a “Tea Party speaker of the House” in a blog post Wednesday, The Hill reported. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said her organization was exploring the same idea.

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