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In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Warren Strobel and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line. The emails reveal how, even as Obama ran a highly formalized Afghan policy review of near-endless meetings and position papers, Hillary Clinton was receptive to outsiders' sometimes off-the-cuff views delivered through back-channels.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:17:12 -0400
U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

Obama and Biden depart after announcing the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba in the Rose Garden at the White House in WashingtonBy Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years. Sealed by an exchange of letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the deal fulfills a pledge the former Cold War enemies made six months ago.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:46:16 -0400
Republican senators demand liquidation plan for U.S. Ex-Im Bank

U.S. Senator Rubio questions Assistant Secretary of State Jacobson on U.S.-Cuba relations during hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven conservative Republican senators demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. Export-Import Bank disclose plans to begin liquidating its assets after the government trade lender's charter expired amid congressional inaction. Ex-Im can no longer seek or process new applications for loans, loan guarantees and trade insurance, but it has said it will stay open to continue servicing $112 billion in existing obligations. The suspension of Ex-Im's new business operations on Wednesday marked a partial victory for conservatives campaigning to close the bank, which they say promotes "crony capitalism" and interferes in free markets by subsidizing large, politically connected companies.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:47:54 -0400
New York City reviewing contracts with Donald Trump, mayor says

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to supporters during a back-yard reception in BedfordNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump following comments by the developer and U.S. presidential candidate insulting Mexicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. "Trumps comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers," the mayor said in a statement. (Editing By Ellen Wulfhorst)

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:43:06 -0400
As South Carolina debates Confederate flag, controversy spreads to other states that display it

Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag Outside SC Statehouse Grow In Wake Of Race-Fueled Charleston Church ShootingEven if it is taken down at the South Carolina statehouse, the Confederate battle flag is still deeply entrenched in parts of the American South.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:54:27 -0400
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag

In a press conference Monday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds. The announcement comes days after the massacre of nine members of Charleston's historic Emanuel church by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric hosted a live stream of Gov. Haley's address and was joined for discussion by Morris Dees, co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jon Ward, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:50:05 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: Original documents and White House recordings

Uniquely Nasty PromoThe memos and audio used in the reporting of the Yahoo News documentary "Uniquely Nasty."

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:48:52 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: The blockbuster novel that haunted gay Washington

Advise and Consent - IsikoffAllen Drury's "Advise and Consent" was the reason many DC insiders stayed in the closet for as long as they did.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:33:30 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: Washington power broker Robert Grays double life

Robert Gray IsikoffDespite being one of the most powerful men in DC, Gray confided that there was a time early in his career when he lived in mortal fear that J. Edgar Hoover would discover his biggest secret: that he was gay.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:21:11 -0400
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:26:13 -0400
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