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Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Another year passes without the mine safety reform promised by members of Congress and President Obama in the wake of the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until June

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until June

The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to delay the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June.

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social Programs

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social Programs

There’s breaking budget news from several places this morning.

U.S. Spent $3.7 Million On Former Presidents In 2012

U.S. Spent $3.7 Million On Former Presidents In 2012

The United States spent nearly $4 million on the the pensions, travel, office space, staff of former presidents.

Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday, and according to an official, the buzzword of the trip is “engagement.”

Obama Closes Trip To Israel, West Bank With Memorial Visits

Obama Closes Trip To Israel, West Bank With Memorial Visits

President Obama wrapped up his trip to Israel and the West Bank on Friday with visits to three symbolic pilgrimage sites: First he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, then he laid a wreath and a stone on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader assassinated in 1995. Finally, Obama made a somber visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

The responsibility for counterterrorism operations involving unmanned drones could soon begin shifting from the CIA to the Pentagon as part of Obama administration efforts to mollify critics who say the program lacks transparency

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets, As Obama Heads To West Bank

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets, As Obama Heads To West Bank

Militants in Gaza fired rockets into Israel on Thursday, just as President Obama travelled from Israel to the West Bank, where he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

United Nations Will Investigate Possible Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

United Nations Will Investigate Possible Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

The United Nations is launching an investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones

A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by the CIA to deny it has any documents about a U.S. drone program that has killed terrorists overseas, ruling that the agency is stretching the law too far and asking judges “to give their imprimatur to a fiction of deniability that no reasonable person would regard as plausible.”