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By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2014
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Reuters President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America’s middle class in a State of the Union address that he used to try to breathe new life into his second term after a troubled year. By Steve Holland. Standing in the House o...
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In Djibouti
Mar 24th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party in Ethiopia, on Saturday kicked off the 9th Organizational Congress with the theme of “With Thoughts of Meles Stronger Organization and Development Focus for the Renaissance”. The four-day Congress being held i...
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In Libya
Oct 3rd, 2012
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You know that time Republicans decided to illegally overthrow the Libyan regime and replace it with a bunch of Islamist militias? And then the Republicans spent months ignoring warnings about Al Qaeda in Benghazi, used the Muslim Brotherhood as their defensive militia and slept through reports of an ...
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Mar 11th, 2012
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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the US would “seek permission” from international organizations before committing the military to war. He also made it clear that the Obama administration does not feel it necessary to “inform” Congress or get their authoriza...
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In Odd News
Feb 8th, 2012
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Three Indian politicians from a morally conservative party, including a women’s affairs minister, resigned today after being caught watching porn on a mobile phone during a session of state parliament. News channels broadcast footage showing Karnataka state Minister for Cooperation Laxman Savad...
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In Egypt
Feb 7th, 2012
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An Egyptian military delegation abruptly cancelled its meetings with U.S. lawmakers to return to Cairo on Monday after warnings from both Congress and the White House that Egypt’s crackdown on non-governmental groups could threaten its $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid. A spokesman for t...
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Feb 1st, 2012
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In what has become part of his general re-election strategy, president Barack Obama is touting the government bailout of automakers GM and Chrysler as a great success. “The American auto industry was on the verge of collapse. And some politicians were willing to let it just die. We said no,” Obama to...
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Jan 30th, 2012
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I watched Mitch Daniels’ response to the pathetic state of the union address by Barack Obama – and then I fell asleep. It was boring, uninspiring, and unwatchable. Here’s what Mitch Daniels should have said. “Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m not going to take an hour of your time, or half an ho...
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Jan 23rd, 2012
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Defenders of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, which declares the entire world to be a “battlefield” against terrorism and authorizes the U.S. military to detain indefinitely anyone suspected of being a terrorism supporter, have claimed that the White House will only use its new...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2011
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The U.S. government didn’t rescue the banks. The Federal Reserve (FED) did.  U.S. taxpayers did not pay for this rescue as is commonly believed. The Federal Reserve is overseen by the U.S. government, but it is a conglomeration of private banks that print America’s money. The U.S. governm...