US military personnel arrive in Niger: Obama in letter to Congress – Reuters

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US military personnel arrive in Niger: Obama in letter to CongressReutersObama, in a letter to congressional leaders, said the last 40 of the approximately 100 military personnel had arrived in Niger on Wednesday and were "deployed with weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security." …More US troops land in Niger, Obama tells U.S. CongressGMA NewsUS deploys troops, drones to NigerWorld Socialist Web SiteObama: 100 U.S. military personnel deployed to NigerPoliticoWhitehouse.gov (press release) –Sacramento Bee –NBCNews.com (blog)all 120 news articles »

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U.S. “green” scorecard: Republicans flunk – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

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U.S. “green” scorecard: Republicans flunkSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)The League of Conservation Voters board of directors includes such Republicans as former New York Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, but also partisan Democrats like John Podesta of the Center for American Progress. Its honorary chair is Theodore Roosevelt IV.Last Congress was most hostile to environmental causes, say activistsThe Guardianall 9 news articles »

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US deserves top mad-cow rating, health officials say – Yahoo! News (blog)

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US deserves top mad-cow rating, health officials sayYahoo! News (blog)View Photo. Reuters/Reuters – U.S. President Barack Obama talks next to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack after they tour the McIntosh family farm with the owners to view drought ridden fields of corn in Missouri …more Valley, Iowa, August 13 …and more »

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Republicans rip Obama immigration plan; Rubio calls it ‘dead on arrival’ – Fox News

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Republicans rip Obama immigration plan; Rubio calls it 'dead on arrival'Fox NewsHe said the White House also erred in not seeking input from Republican lawmakers. "If actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to …White House drafts backup immigration plan, Republicans balkYahoo! News (blog)

Republican attacks Obama immigration planFinancial TimesObama leak of visa plan draws fireWashington TimesNew York Times –Detroit Free Press –Roll Callall 157 news articles »

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US research on living standards influences Labour policy – The Guardian

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US research on living standards influences Labour policyThe GuardianDouglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary and a close student of US politics, told the Guardian: "Back in 1992 the famous dictum of Bill Clinton's adviser James Carville was: 'It's the economy, stupid.' It contained the implicit assumption that …

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