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Israel's Netanyahu asks U.S. Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal

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JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to rally U.S. Jews on Tuesday against the Iranian nuclear deal championed by President Barack Obama and facing review by Congress, saying it risked a catastrophic Middle East war.

Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. | Video

Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters. | Video

Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and the coal industry.

Obama urges supporters to lobby for Iran deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday told groups that support the Iran nuclear deal to make their voices heard to Congress to counter the millions of dollars in lobbying by those who want to derail the agreement.

30 Jul 2015

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

WASHINGTON - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare.

Small business loans resume after Congress lifts guarantee cap

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation renewing federal loan guarantees for small businesses that were exhausted last week and also raising the overall cap on the program.

28 Jul 2015

Huckabee's gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

JERUSALEM - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

World, Politics, Israel 28 Jul 2015

South Sudan should face extra pressure if it misses August peace deadline: Obama

ADDIS ABABA - South Sudan's warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, ahead of talks with east African leaders to study penalties if the deadline is not met.

World, Africa 27 Jul 2015

Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, saying it was damaging to political debate.

27 Jul 2015
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What they earn, what they owe

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has at least $120,000 debt, according to his financial disclosure released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

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Kasich, Christie make the cut for prime-time Republican debate

04 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - Republican Governors Chris Christie and John Kasich on Tuesday grabbed the last spots on stage next to front-runner Donald Trump and seven others in the first prime-time presidential debate, winning a potentially valuable head start in exposure. | Video