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Barack Obama
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Begging for Impeachment

To improve its standing with voters, the White House tries to drum up some trouble for itself, Joe Klein writes in this week's TIME magazine

Israeli airstrikes intensified over the Gaza Strip

15 Killed in Gaza Market Strike

An Israeli airstrike on a busy market in Shejaiya reportedly killed at least 15 people and injured 150 others, following a holding of fire in some locations


Ebola: By the Numbers

A new case in Nigeria has ramped up fears of global spread as Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia struggle to contain the deadly virus

Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Hearings On High Frequency Futures Trading

Bill Aims To Reform Campus Assault Investigations

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act introduced on Wednesday by eight Senators, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, aims to curb on-campus rape and would require an annual survey of students' experiences with sexual assault to be published online

A welder works on a project at Prospect Steel, a unit of Lexicon Inc., in Little Rock, Ark., July 25.

U.S. Economy Bounces Back With 4% Growth

Strong rebounds in consumer spending, exports and business inventories led the U.S. GDP to surge by 4% in the second quarter of 2014, new government figures show, beating analysts' forecasts and compensating for the previous quarter's severe contraction

A TSA agent dons rubber gloves at Washington Reagan National Airport

4 Ways the TSA Can Speed Up Airport Security Lines

The organization that scans your bags and invariably yanks your spouse out of line for a closer look wants to do something about its long wait times, and you could be the solution: It's handing out $15,000 for the best ideas, including a top prize of $5,000

Hillary Clinton Speaks At American Jewish Council Global Forum

Clinton: Redskins Should Change 'Insensitive' Name

The former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate urged the owners of the Washington Redskins to consider changing the team's "insensitive" name, during a TV interview on Tuesday, but didn't immediately offer any alternatives


You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia that depends almost exclusively on user donations to cover its annual budget of roughly $50 million, said it will begin accepting donations of the digital currency Bitcoin

Speaker Boehner And House GOP Leadership Address The Media After Their Weekly Conference

House GOP Unveils Legislation in Push for Female Vote

Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been spearheading the effort to introduce the measures for months. For a party that has loathed identity politics, it is an acknowledgment of how powerful female voters have become

Sharknado 2: The Second One

Taradise Lost: Tara Reid’s Sharknado Comeback

Tara Reid didn't expect sharks and tornadoes to fuel her comeback, but she's learned better than to predict when opportunity will knock. The 38-year-old is finding fame again with the latest Sharknado film: "The second one is still ridiculous. But this one has a heart"

Water gushes from a broken water main on Sunset Boulevard on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles

Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA

An estimated eight to 10 million gallons of water spilled from a broken water main onto the University of California-Los Angeles campus and nearby Sunset Boulevard; the university's Pauley Pavilion, where UCLA's basketball teams play, was among the buildings flooded

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about new sanctions imposed on Russia as he departs the White House

Obama: 'Not a New Cold War' With Russia

President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. will escalate sanctions on the Russian economy nearly two weeks after the shootdown of a civilian airliner over eastern Ukraine and amid growing violence along that country's border with Russia