Politics

Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 18:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton addressed the group of Latino policymakers as she makes her way through early primary states after officially launching her campaign for president on June 13.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information, according to thousands of e-mails released by the State Department. Although government officials deemed the e-mails classified after Clinton left office, they could complicate her efforts to move beyond the ...

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Obama Within One Vote Of Victory On Iran Deal

Senator Chris Coon, a Democrat from Delaware, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The House plans to vote Thursday on a bill to revive President Barack Obama's fast-track trade proposal after leaders decided to attach the fast-track proposal, known as trade-promotion authority, to an unrelated bill. Coons said that he doesn't want votes on the worker-assistance program separated from the fast-track measure. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling his decision a “very hard choice” and putting the Obama administration within one vote of a victory. Coons is the 33rd Senate Democrat to come out in favor of the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief ...

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State Department Releases Another Batch Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stop was the first of three in the Las Vegas area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as classified at the time Clinton sent ...

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Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference in the Denaina Civic and Convention Center on August 31, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ANCHORAGE — President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gapbetween the United States and other nations, especially Russia, in a global competition to gain a foothold in the rapidly changing Arctic. On the second day ...

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Kanye As President: Life in the True West Wing

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All hail The Commander-In-Beef. Should Kanye West make good on his pot-fueled threat to run for President of the United States, the nation could count on a non-stop run of beefs with everyone from his fellow pop stars to every head of state on the planet. Imagine the excitement of knowing that the man with his finger on the nuclear ...

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What Happens To The Iran Deal Once Congress Gets Back From Recess?

President Barack Obama walks off of the stage after speaking about the nuclear deal reached with Iran during an event at American University in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Obama is depicting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since authorization of the Iraq war, a now-unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. “I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran ...

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10 Years After Katrina, Obama Will Celebrate The City’s ‘Extraordinary Resilience’

US President Barack Obama speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015.         AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will celebrate New Orleans’ “extraordinary resilience” and progress and reflect on the “failure of government” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in a speech on Thursday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the storm. “We acknowledge this loss, this pain, not to harp on what happened – but to memorialize it. We do this not in ...

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Barack Obama gives Joe Biden his ‘blessing’ for 2016 presidential run

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden invited top Democratic donors to meet with him after Labor Day, and President Obama is said to have given his “blessing” Monday, heightening the buzz over the veep’s Oval Office ambitions. “I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an endorsement during the Democratic primary,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a briefing. He ...

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Ben Carson: ‘In No Way Did I Suggest Using Drones To Kill People’ Along The Border

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson delivers a speech at a rally to supporters Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pushed back on the notion that he would use weaponized drones to kill people along the U.S.-Mexico border. “In no way did I suggest using drones to kill people,” he said Sunday, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “How ridiculous.” Carson’s comments come after a helicopter tour of the U.S.-Mexico border last week, where ...

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Surveillance Of Black Lives Matter Movement Recalls COINTELPRO Tactics

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WASHINGTON — On March 8, 1971, most Americans were fixated on their TV sets as Joe Frazier was about to dance with his nemesis Muhammad Ali in the “Fight of the Century.” In the 15th round of the match at Madison Square Garden, Frazier landed a left hook that sent Ali crashing to the mat.  The winner was determined by unanimous ...

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