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Karzai Condemns Airstrike Over ‘Civilian Casualties’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a U.S. airstrike in an eastern border province that allegedly killed a woman and two of her children.

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Syria’s Assad Says Russia Is ‘Re-Establishing Multipolar World’

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world,” as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus.

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West, Russia Swap Sanctions Over Crimea Crisis

President Barack Obama announced a new round of punitive measures for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on Thursday as Europe’s leaders also prepared to hit back at Russia with fresh sanctions.

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Vladimir Putin Defends Crimean Referendum in Speech, Signs Treaty of Accession

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed parliamentary and civil society representatives in a speech given at the Kremlin on Tuesday about the recent vote in Crimea, which he insisted was held in “full compliance with democratic procedures and international norms.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Dropped President Obama a Line to Complain About NSA Surveillance

Because when you’re the 20-something bajillionaire CEO of Facebook, you can do this kind of thing: Mark Zuckerberg revealed, via a post on the social networking site he built, of course, that he called President Obama to air his grievances about the government’s privacy issues.

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How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency

Obama, it is said, takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. He sees himself, in short, as the holder of a dignified office to whom Americans and others may feel naturally attuned.

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Foreign Policy Vision

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Hillary’s Weight

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Sizing Up Putin’s Plans in Ukraine

As certain Western news outlets get completely exercised about the possibility of a Cold War redux, less flashy but more measured voices, such as that of Russian analyst Ruslan Pukhov, offer some important points to consider about what Russian President Vladimir Putin is up to in Ukraine.

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Stephen Colbert on the Most Scandalous 2016 Presidential Election Projection Yet

Fox News and other conservative outlets have uncovered Hillary Clinton’s age, rehashing the age-old question with a misogynist twist: How old is too old to run for president?

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LGBT Ugandans Face ‘Imprisonment for Life’ Thanks to New Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made homosexuality a crime Monday potentially punishable by life sentence.

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Opposition Leaders Sign Deal to Defuse Crisis

After an upsurge in violence between Ukrainian government forces and protesters this past week claimed dozens of lives and deepened concerns about the possibility of civil war, at least the semblance of progress was made through diplomatic means Friday.

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Jon Stewart: President Obama Is Like ‘Barry Bombs’ of Drone Strikes

The “Daily Show” host explains how the true difference between administrations is “not necessarily what they do but what they say to get to do it.”

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GOP Hunts for Controversy in ‘The Hillary Papers’

The GOP isn’t taking any chances when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for the White House, which seems all the more inevitable the more people call it inevitable.

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Dear President Obama: Tar Sands and Keystone XL Are More Dangerous Than an Iranian Atomic Bomb

Dear President Obama: While you seem to put a great deal of emphasis on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, you seem to take a longer view on a much, much more extreme threat to the earth than a few thousand atomic bombs.

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Executive Orders

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Obama’s State of the Union 2014 Speech: Full Text

President Obama played on themes of harmony and unity for the nation, while issuing warning notes to his congressional combatants and (gesturing at) reprimanding Wall Street’s high-rollers, in his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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Year Six of Hope and Change

It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Book Bounce

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Resolutions

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Obama writes New Year’s resolutions; the GOP redlines them out.
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Christmas for the GOP and Obama

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Image Control

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Band Aided

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ‘Greatest Son,’ Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, whose anti-apartheid crusade made him a hero and an icon in his home country of South Africa, as well as its first black president, died Thursday at 95.

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Musharraf Facing Treason Trial in Pakistan (Video)

Pervez Musharraf’s political trajectory has taken a sharp plunge, as Pakistan’s former president now finds himself on the wrong side of the law in his home country.

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Obama Polls

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Don’t Give Up on the Uninsured

Obamacare is working—in states that have followed the essential design of the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama’s Popularity Flags Among Younger Voters

President Obama’s approval rating among 18- to 29-year-olds has fallen considerably in recent months, from 61.6 percent in October to 52.3 at the beginning of July, according to Gallup.

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What NSA Reforms?

President Obama’s message about the government’s massive electronic surveillance programs came through loud and clear: Get over it.

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Obstruction as the New Normal

The bad news is that approval ratings for both the president and Congress are sinking, with voters increasingly frustrated at the bitter, partisan impasse in Washington. The worse news is that in terms of admiration for our national leaders, these may come to be seen as the good old days.

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He Has Your Back

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Obama Compromising With GOP

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Fraud Occurred in Election of Prime Minister Harper, Canadian Court Rules

The Canadian Federal Court has found instances of fraud in the 2011 election won by the Conservative Party’s Stephen Harper.

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Let Us Pray

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Pig Shadow

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Jeb for President

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2016 Candidates

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The Blame Game

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Autonomous Robots Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

The FDA has approved the use of autonomous telemedicine robots in U.S. hospitals; although President Obama’s second term inaugural speech was inclusive and liberal, it failed to mention the growing crisis of inequality our nation faces; meanwhile, a new book details the scandalous antics of hard-partying authors. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Roll Call

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Hillary

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Obama’s Second Term

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The Inauguration

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Mitch McConnell

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