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Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety
Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.
Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions
Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues
Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly embraced President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. On other weighty policy issues, she isn't saying much.
Ed Dept. seeks to improve teacher prep programs
The Obama administration wants to improve teaching before teachers enter the classroom, and it's proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.
White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan
A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.
Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses
President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities.
Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy.
US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law
The U.S. State Department has condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
Missouri governor heads to St. Louis
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to St. Louis as anticipation mounts about a possible grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old.
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