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Op-Ed: VA's Sloan Gibson hails ruling in favor of accused employees

Washington - If the Obama administration truly wants to avoid the legacy of overseeing a worse administration than that of Jimmy Carter's, it has a lot of work to do and little time left on the clock.

White House asks Silicon Valley for help fighting Islamic State

San Jose - Senior Obama administration officials met with leading Silicon Valley executives and asked for their help combating Islamic State recruitment and propaganda efforts on social media sites.

NSA to end controversial Sept. 11 surveillance program by Sunday

Washington - The U.S. National Security Agency is ending a controversial daily surveillance program that gobbled up millions of Americans' phone records and replacing it with tighter surveillance methods by Sunday, the Obama Administration said Friday.

Report: 'Conversion therapy' endangers LGBT youth and must stop

Washington - Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced its opposition to "conversion" therapies for gay and lesbian youth. Now a new government report is calling for the elimination of the practice nationwide.

Shell gets OK to drill in Arctic, but with big restrictions

On Wednesday, the Obama administration approved Royal Dutch Shell's plan for drilling in the Chukchi Sea, off the coast of Alaska, but Shell is restricted in how deep they may drill.

Op-Ed: Investigation of Gulf's abandoned oil wells yields surprises

Five years ago, the Obama administration promised the American people it would move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico. But an investigation by the Associated Press reveals that little has been done.

Tracking U.S. deportation numbers — Which graph do we believe?

Proponents of amnesty for illegal aliens point to the vast number of improvements made by the Obama administration in our border security and immigration enforcement. They cite the "record" number of deportations, surpassing previous administrations.

Op-Ed: FOX News takes on Obama's 'shadow immigration' policy

Fox News is reporting tonight that "recently released" documents, show the Obama administration has since 2009 issued 5.5 million extra work permits to non-citizens beyond what is legally authorized.

Op-Ed: U.S. should consider incentive pay in filling teacher assignments

The Obama administration has just instructed states to develop plans by next June showing how they will ensure that poor and minority students are being taught by "high-quality" teachers. This "equity of assigning teachers" presents a huge challenge.

Op-Ed: Just how committed is the U.S. to regime change in Syria?

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that while present U.S. action in Syria has served to inadvertently benefit the Syrian regime they are still committed to seeing to its overthrow.

Op-Ed: Feminist Tina Brown says Obama making women feel 'unsafe'

Washington - Tina Brown, leading American feminist, founder and former editor of the Daily Beast and former editor for Newsweek, who currently heads up Tina Brown Live Media, slammed Pres. Barack Obama Monday on the MSNBC “Morning Joe” program.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Washington - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as disappointment, partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

Op-Ed: Redefining the rules for protecting the nation's waters

When the Clean Water Act of 1972 became law, aspirations were high that it would put an end to the filthy, polluted waterways many of us grew up with. But over the past few decades, a phrase in that law has become a source of contention in the courts.

Obama administration sued for withholding documents

Washington - The Obama administration is allegedly withholding emails and other documents from the conservative-leaning Cause of Action government watchdog group.

CIA director apologizes to Senate for accessing documents

Washington - Another Obama appointee, CIA Director John Brennan, is in serious trouble inside the Beltway. Brennan has apologized for CIA involvement with White House aides who improperly accessed Senate documents.

Op-Ed: Obama climate policy is a lie as long as we export our coal

Fossil fuel trade in the U.S. has flourished under President Barack Obama, and coal exports have sky-rocketed. In the past six years alone, our energy companies have sent more coal overseas than ever before.

West glum over prospects of Iranian nuclear roll back

Tehran - The Obama administration, desperate for a positive news cycle concerning foreign affairs, is not likely to get one from upcoming negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Op-Ed: America says 'No' to housing illegal immigrant children

Lawrenceville - On Monday, the Obama administration had to put a halt to clandestine plans to house around 500 illegal immigrant children in a recently closed college in rural Virginia. Citing safety issues, local officials said gang affiliations are a big concern.

Obama severely criticized by former U.S ambassador to Syria

The former United States ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has said that it was the disgraceful Syrian policy the Washington administration is undergoing that led him to finally resign from his post.

NBC journalist stumped by simple foreign policy question

Washington - NBC news is an icon of the mainstream media to most Americans. Richard Engel, one of the network's award–winning foreign correspondents, knows the political landscape when it comes to foreign policy.

Op-Ed: Affording retirement to an empty suit won't quell VA scandal

Washington - As a Vietnam veteran and an American, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki offering a retiring VA official as a scapegoat sacrifice for the deaths of veterans assigned to fake waiting lists won't cut it.

Op-Ed: U.S. citizens rally for Maduro, tell Obama, 'Hands off Venezuela' Special

Los Angeles - As Obama tries to undermine the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela, U.S. citizens rush to emergency rallies in support of Nicolas Maduro. Have Americans wised up to oil wars? Is Obama prepared to make war on American people to unseat Maduro?

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's war against democracy

From Iran to Vietnam to Chile to Libya to Venezuela, the world is tired of America's opposition to democracy. The people with the world's best elections, according to Jimmy Carter, are fighting back against another American-sponsored attack on democracy.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's war against democracy

From Iran to Vietnam to Chile to Libya to Venezuela, the world is tired of America's opposition to democracy. The people with the world's best elections, according to Jimmy Carter, are fighting back against another American-sponsored attack on democracy.

Op-Ed: Obama administration set to invade newsrooms — MSM lies down

Washington - A controversial news story that mainstream media outlets have under-reported could mean the end of the free press in America; networks lie down.

Op-Ed: US 'management by train wreck' politics heading for trouble

Sydney - Global and US markets are nervous. The possibility of a US default, however arguable, is costing the US credibility and respect. The public has made it clear it’s had enough. Business is tired of constant crises.

Op-Ed: A terrible time to pull the rug out from under Egypt

The Obama administrations recent decision to halt weapon and monetary aid to Egypt's interim government at this point in time is a highly questionable one in regard to both practicality and principle.

Op-Ed: Obama administration creates fear for journalists and sources

Washington - For some time now the Obama administration has often been hostile to reporters and even more hostile to whistle blowers, especially those who leak damaging classified information such as Edward Snowden.

US to extend veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples

Washington - The Obama administration has announced that same-sex spouses of military veterans will receive the same benefits as heterosexual married couples.

Obama Administration: What happened in Egypt was not a coup

The White House has said that the overthrow of the former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was not a coup and it will continue to provide Egypt with economic and military aid.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor administers the oath of office to Vice President Joe Biden during the official swearing-in ceremony at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington D.C. on 20 January 2013. Dr. Jill Biden holds the Biden family Bible. Also pictured, from left, are: Maisy Biden, Hunter Biden, Naomi Biden, Finnegan Biden, Natalie Biden, Kathleen Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, Beau Biden and Hallie Biden.
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