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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

Photo/The White House

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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Tuesday, October 6

● Report examines big business tax havens

● BP oil spill settlement soars past $20 billion

● Bankruptcy filings lag behind 2014 pace

● Slow housing market is drag on economy

● Credit repair scammers cough up $7.9 million

● Drug maker fined for China bribes

Russia Invades Turkish Airspace, NATO Denounces Actions

Secretary of State John Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the 2013 APEC CEO summit in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: U.S. Department of State

Moscow said that the breach on the Syrian-Turkish border was a mistake, citing bad weather as cause for the incident.

Supreme Court – What Protections Do People Who Guarantee Loans Have?

The Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The Supreme Court considered how expansive the term “applicant” should be under Federal lending protection laws

The World in 2:00 – October 5, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.S. finds itself on the receiving end of war crimes allegations after a weekend airstrike on a MSF hospital in Afghanistan.

Supreme Court – Will the Internet Chip Away at Foreign Sovereign Immunity?

The Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The high court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case which pits the boarders that divide nations against the Internet that can erase them

White House ‘Welcomes’ Clinton’s Proposal For Executive Action On Gun Control

Josh Earnest

Clinton said she would use executive actions to boost gun control, but Obama has indicated that he has exhausted the tools at his disposal and needs Congress to address gun violence.