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Jeb Bush Stumbles Over Position on Iraq War

Washington, D.C.  Former Florida governor and expected presidential candidate Jeb Bush sought to end a political controversy Thursday over the Iraq war. Bush said at a town hall event in Tempe, Arizona, that faced with the decision today, he would not have launched the invasion of Iraq carried out by his brother, former President George […]

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Obama at Georgetown on Poverty in America

Washington, D.C.  Today at Georgetown University, President Obama sat down with Harvard professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks to share his views on poverty in America and what we can do to ensure every American — no matter who they are, where they come from, or where they live — has […]

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At the White House, Ending Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C.  No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to […]

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Hillary Clinton Lays Out Immigration Reform Plan

Washington, D.C.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs to fix its broken immigration system, and that any legislation needs to include a path to “full and equal citizenship” for the country’s undocumented population. At a campaign stop Tuesday at a high school in Nevada, Clinton singled out her potential Republican rivals, saying […]

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ISIS Claims Responsibility in Texas Shooting Spree

Washington. D.C. The Islamic State militant group is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a convention center outside Dallas, Texas, where a contest for cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was taking place. There was no immediate comment from U.S. officials on the Islamic State claim. Garland Square by William Addington.  Wikicommons. The extremist group made […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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Longshot Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

Washington, D.C.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the latest entrant into the 2016 U.S. presidential race.  Sanders is the longest serving independent in congressional history and a self-described democratic socialist. Sen. Bernie Sanders hosts a town meeting on funding for the arts in education featuring Vermont high school choruses. Sanders announced Thursday at the U.S. […]

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Barack Obama Meets with U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  At the Department of Justice this morning, Vice President Biden swore in Loretta Lynch as the newest Attorney General of the United States. President Barack Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office, April 27, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). This afternoon, President Obama met with the […]

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House