Politics

Obama jokes about getting older at gala

J. Scott Applewhite/AP ‘Next week I’m signing an executive order to get off my lawn,’ President Obama said as he cracked jokes about his age and approval ratings Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual dinner. Getting older changes a guy, President Obama said Saturday night, and he admitted he’s getting crankier. “Next week I’m signing an executive ...

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John Kerry says he’s willing to talk with Syrian Pres. Assad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation’s violence. In an interview with CBS News, Kerry said the U.S. is pushing for Assad to seriously discuss a transition strategy to quell the Arab country’s four-year civil war. “We have to negotiate in the end,” Kerry said. ...

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Netanyahu's legacy on as Israelis prepare to vote Tuesday

Oded Balilty/AP If Israeli Prime Miniter Benjamin Netanyahu can lead his Likud Party to victory and secure a fourth term in office Tuesday, he will be well on his way to overtaking the nation’s iconic founding father, David Ben-Gurion, as the longest-ever serving premier. As Israelis prepare to vote in parliament elections on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself ...

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Ireland pol to skip annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/ PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images Ireland politicians Martin McGuinness (L) and Peter Robinson (R) have agreed not to travel to the White House for St. Patrick’s Day. Northern Ireland politician Martin McGuinness has said he will not travel to the White House for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Sinn Fein’s McGuinness said he would stay in Northern Ireland ...

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Bristol Palin engaged to war hero Sgt. Dakota Meyer

bsmp2 via Instagram Bristol Palin announced her engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer Saturday on Instagram. Bristol Palin has met her match! The 24-year-old daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is engaged to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a U.S. Marines veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011. Palin and Meyer both took to Instagram Saturday to announce ...

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Republicans threaten to delay Lynch confirmation vote again

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is now saying that the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General could depend on Congress working out an ongoing squabble over a controversial human trafficking bill. Senate Republicans threatened Sunday to further delay the confirmation vote for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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Murder suspect Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans

Denise RoyalNEW ORLEANS, March 15 (UPI) — Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO true-crime series “The Jinx” about his suspected involvement in three murders, has been arrested in New Orleans. Top News – UPI.com

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U.K. teens headed for Syria to join IS held in Turkey

Amy R. ConnollyISTANBUL, Turkey, March 15 (UPI) — Two British teens and a 19-year-old man headed for Syria to join the Islamic State were detained in Turkey. They will be deported back to the United Kingdom. Top News – UPI.com

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Top EU foreign official Federica Mogherini to visit Cuba

Andrew V. PestanoHAVANA, March 15 (UPI) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Cuba sometime this March, making her the highest-ranked EU official to visit the country. Top News – UPI.com

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Dozens killed in southern Brazil bus crash

Denise RoyalRIO DE JANEIRO, March 15 (UPI) — A bus crash in southern Brazil leaves at least 51 people dead, including 8 children. Top News – UPI.com

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