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General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

The man leading the U.S. military’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is “very pleased” with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
House intel panel finds no wrongdoing in Benghazi

House intel panel finds no wrongdoing in Benghazi

WASHINGTON – A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and assert...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Obama launches sales mission on immigration

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

LAS VEGAS – Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama today insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes tha...
Updated: 3 hours ago
House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law

House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law

House Republicans sued the Obama administration over its implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Obama lifts cloud of uncertainty for Tampa-area migrants

Obama lifts cloud of uncertainty for Tampa-area migrants

Each day, Hugo Ramirez drives to his landscaping job without a valid driver's license. He drives cautiously to avoid the police, he said. The president's executive action on immigration is something he's been "waiting for" and hopes it could lead to a better job.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Setting off a fight with Republicans over power limits, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Fort Myers teen accused of threats to ‘shoot up’ school

A Fort Myers teenager is accused of making threats on Instagram to “shoot up” a school.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Fact Check: President’s speech omitted some facts

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama made some notable omissions Thursday night in his remarks about the unilateral actions he’s taking on immigration.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on “pretty firm legal ground.”
Published: 11/19/14
Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Just days after issuing a scathing report, Javier Soto was told that his services as a Ratings Benefits Services Representative “were no longer needed.”
Published: 11/19/14