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Sleazy politicians at it again: Hillary Clinton's State Department lifts ban on barred wealthy Ecuadorian - Estefanía Isaías - so she could fund-raise for Obama

Hot Air: This is more than just another of those moments that warily conservatives point to when President Barack Obama or his defenders insist that no administration has operated stricter border controls or pursued more deportations of illegal immigrants. 304 more words

Politics

UN still struggling to move aid into Syria

Five months ago, the UN voted to send humanitarian aid to civilians, into Syria, without the permission of President Assad.  To this day, the aid isn’t getting to everyone, who needs it.   726 more words

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Kerry demands open-ended Mideast war resolution

By Patrick Martin
December 11, 2014
World Socialist Web Site

In an extraordinary appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the Obama administration’s demand for a congressional resolution to authorize military action in Iraq and Syria that would be unlimited in scope, time frame and methods. 1,167 more words

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Shock report reveals CIA torture methods

A 500-page executive summary was released on Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the horrifying techniques used by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) on 119 terrorism suspects from 2001-2007. 509 more words

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Committee grills John Kerry in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan; Where's your ISIS plan?

More tense than expected? Just how tense was Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the administration’s plan to deal with ISIS? 630 more words

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Menendez on Dem setbacks in 2014, his "global imprint" looking to 2016

BAYONNE – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) surveyed the national political landscape in the aftermath of the Democrats’ drubbing in the elections earlier this month, then surmised what the Democrats need to stage a comeback. 285 more words

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