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Obama’s November surprise

With last year’s Iran nuclear deal appearing less and less likely to go down in the history books as a legacy foreign policy achievement, there is growing speculation that President Obama will spring a diplomatic surprise on Israel during the...

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Record heat, floods and fires demand action

Last month, flooding in Louisiana killed more than a dozen people and left thousands homeless. The Red Cross called the flooding the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. This past July, the earth reached its hottest...

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Meet the new Robber Barons

There was a time when railroad tycoons built empires by exploiting government connections to take advantage of the little guy. Today, the tables are turned, and it is large multinational corporations trying to persuade the government to dictate...

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Building on AGOA, strengthening U.S.-African trade ties

With strong bipartisan support in Congress, the Obama administration signed into law last year a ten-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the foundation of U.S. evolving trade policy with sub-Saharan Africa since 2000...

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Climate change is a refugee issue too

Member states of the United Nations, led by the U.S. and President Obama, should be commended for their commitment to addressing the growing refugee crisis around the world.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than...

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Johnson's hacking bill is a step in the wrong direction

Rep. Hank Johnson's bill aimed at preventing the hacking of voting machines would designate voting technology as critical infrastructure, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to directly oversee and standardize measures...

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