LATEST NEWS : White House shifts into crisis mode on Ebola response

Rising public anxiety about the Ebola virus has forced the White House to shift into crisis mode and cancel two days of planned political events as President Barack Obama strives to show he has control over stopping the spread of the deadly disease. continue reading at reuters.com

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LATEST NEWS: Yes, the U.S. Really Will Defend Japan

Professor Paul Sracic suggests in his July 26 essay “Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?” on The Diplomatthat President Barack Obama is likely to consult Congress if and when he is forced to decide whether to come to the assistance of Japan, in case of a military conflict with China over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, and that […]

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LATEST NEWS : China suggests U.S. may have fabricated evidence for cyberattacks

China’s suggested on Thursday that the United States had fabricated evidence to underpin accusations of cyber attacks and had incited China’s neighbors to “stir up trouble” in disputed waters. The strongly-worded comments by the defense ministry come as relations between the world’s two largest economies are increasingly strained by a row over cyberespionage. The United […]

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Russia Warns It May Play The 'Iran Card' Over Ukraine Sanctions

A senior Russian diplomat signaled a possible shift Wednesday in Russia’s position on the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the United States and other Western countries, according to The Associated Press. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the Russian news organization Interfax as saying the recent sanctions announced by the European Union […]

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32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

Show this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama.  On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House.  He quoted a few figures, used some flowery language and made a whole […]

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Insight: As U.S. default threatened, banks took extraordinary steps

(Reuters) – As the United States threatened to default on its debt last month, major U.S.banks set up war rooms, spent many millions of dollars on contingency planning and, in some cases, even prepared to underwrite federal government benefits. In a series of interviews with top bank executives, new details emerged about the extent of the […]

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'Allies Aren't Always Friends'

“Jon Stewart knows how to twist the knife. “So you guys are all upset we’re spying on you,” America’s most popular TV satirist told an imaginary European audience. “But I just have one question: Have you met us? Meddling in your affairs for our national self-interest is kind of our thing.” That’s no joke — […]

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The U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate Is At A 35 Year Low

“The percentage of Americans that are participating in the labor force is the lowest that it has been in 35 years.  During the 70s, 80s and 90s, the labor force participation rate consistently rose as large numbers of women entered the workforce.  It peaked at 67.3 percent in early 2000, and just before the last […]

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Power Mad Obama Offers Two Choices: Unconditional Surrender Or Default

“Barack Obama is warning that if he does not get everything that he wants that he will force the U.S. government into a devastating debt default which will cripple the entire global economy.  In essence, Obama has become so power mad that he is actually willing to take the entire planet hostage in order to […]

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U.S. government shutdown starts; Congress deadlock remains

“Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions. After House Republicans floated a late offer to break the logjam, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected the idea, saying Democrats […]

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