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U.S. Freezes Russian Assets

The sanctions are aimed at Vladimir Putin’s inner political circle.

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For GOP, Midterms Are About More Than Just Opposing Obamacare

As Republican strategist Karl Rove points out, “ObamaCare is a potent issue that hurts Democrats badly but isn’t sufficient by itself.”

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Obama Hosts Palestinian Leader

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The White House says that it is “doing everything it can” to help both the Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace.

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Obama Huddles With Immigration Reform Supporters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.

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Obama: You May Have To Find A New Doctor

The president said that Americans looking to join an Affordable Care Act exchange may have to switch doctors.

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State Department Promises Sanctions If Referendum Occurs

A senior State Department official said Friday that sanctions against Russia are a foregone conclusion if the referendum goes forward on Sunday.

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Scott Brown Inches Closer To New Hampshire Senate Bid

The former Massachusetts Senator, who was voted out in 2012, is expected to launch an exploratory committee.

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U.S. Vaguely Threatening Sanctions Against Russia

The White House noted Thursday that the situation in Ukraine “is not getting better.”

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Holder Proposes Reducing Sentences For Drug Traffickers

If adopted, the plan would shrink the federal prison population by more than 6,500 over the next five years.

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Obama Looks To Expand Overtime Pay

“If you’re working hard [and] barely making ends meet, you should be paid overtime, period,” the president said.

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Obama To Welcome Saudi King, Provide Assurances Over Iran Deal

According to White House officials, the two leaders will also discuss the ongoing battle against ISIS and the crisis in neighboring Yemen.

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TRNS News Notes- 9/4

Biden unsure about 2016: “Emotional energy”
$1B arms deal as Saudi king visits WH
Trump flubs terror policy questions – so?
Trump signs GOP loyalty pledge – and?
What Cheryl Mills told Benghazi Committee
Kentucky clerk to jail – deputies spared

Unemployment Falls To Lowest Point During Obama’s Tenure

The Labor Dept. announced Friday morning that unemployment has hit 5.1 percent, adding 173,000 jobs in August

Report: U.S. Troops To Use Chemical Warfare Suits In Iraq

The deployment follows reports that the Islamic State is in possession of chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions

Friday, September 4

● Five circuit judges file dissent in birth control case

● Boys in the locker room: Less smoke, more chew

● Women in the combat zone

● Subsidies never die

● Inventive delay tactic frustrates FOIA lawsuit

● You don’t have to call me a “millennial”