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Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

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Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

Ukraine’s UN Envoy to Yanukovych’s Next Host: `Enjoy… These Crooks’

While Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev has no idea where former President Viktor Yanukovych is or where he will seek refuge, he has one word of advice for Yanukovych’s future host: “Enjoy.” Even Yanukovych’s own party leaders do...

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Absence in Washington — Polling Slide in New Jersey

Absence makes the questions grow longer. When leading Republican governors assembled at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today for a news conference, they found themselves answering questions about the absence of their leader, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. .@RGA...

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

Obama Should Take Credit for Afghanistan, McKeon Says

President Barack Obama is too quiet about one of the top accomplishments of his administration, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon says. McKeon, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon today, said the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has been a...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

Shutdown Leaders Saluted by Club for Growth in Annual Ratings

The Senate leaders of October’s partial government shutdown, Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, received perfect scores in 2013 from the Club for Growth, the advocacy group that supporters lower taxes and less government spending. Cruz...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Governor Goes Into a Grocery Store — Cook Gets Fired

Governor goes into a grocery store. And the cook at Reid’s Fine Foods offers one finger in five for visiting Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina. So the gourmet shop in Charlotte fires the chef. This is no joke....

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

Emanuel: ‘Bill Clinton Moment’ Needed

The Republican Party has “been take over by a fringe” and needs a “Bill Clinton moment,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says. Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman,  chief of staff to President Barack Obama and veteran of the Clinton White House,...

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Michelle Nunn, who is running for U.S. Senate, after a roundtable discussion at the Ryan's restaurant on Feb. 19, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.

Michelle Nunn Gets Super-PAC Help

Updated at 5:15 pm EST A super-political action committee will aid Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn as she campaigns for a Republican-held Senate seat. The committee, “Georgians Together,” filed organizing papers last week with the Federal Election Commission and can raise...

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George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, during a Group-of-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney on Feb. 23, 2014.

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George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, during a Group-of-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney on Feb. 23, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2 Trillion

The Group of 20 nations will develop “ambitious but realistic” policies to increase collective gross domestic product by more than $2 trillion, or 2 percent, above the current baseline for the next five years. While the U.S., United Kingdom, Japan...

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