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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    It's time to chuck Hagel: Obama pressures Pentagon chief into stepping down

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. At a White House ceremony Obama said Hagel had ... foreign policy decision-making within the White House, advisers have privately criticised Hagel for not being more proactive and engaged in Cabinet meetings and other national security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1647908/chuck-hagel-resigns-us-defence-secretary-official-says
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Little glory at home for US navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by WASHPOST

    ... the Pentagon and White House officials he worked for. "We see senior officials speaking publicly and writing books, some of them while still on the job," said a retired special-operations ... of Congress. Congressman Duncan Hunter, a marine reservist who has known O'Neill for more than a year, said the former Seal should not be penalised for talking about events that White House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646305/little-glory-home-us-navy-seal-who-shot-osama-bin-laden
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Showdown looms as Barack Obama forces through immigration changes

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 06:20pm by Reuters

    ... immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive ... to the United States as children by their parents. The president, speaking two weeks after he and his Democrats were trounced in midterm elections, appeared confident and determined at the White House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1645548/obama-unveils-us-immigration-reform-setting-fight-republicans
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    NSA executives objected to programme before Edward Snowden’s disclosures

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 11:54am by AP

    ... Congress and the White House, which was then newly occupied by Obama. However, the government ultimately decided against changing what most officials still view as a necessary protection against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1644393/nsa-executives-objected-programme-edward-snowdens-disclosures
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shutdown eyed by Republicans to foil Obama on immigration

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... to stop President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration policy. A vocal group of conservatives in the House of Representatives is pressing to use government funding as leverage to prevent any White House moves that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States. Several Republicans, including some in leadership, have said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642372/shutdown-eyed-republicans-foil-obama-immigration
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers announce bill supporting Hong Kong ‘freedom and democracy’

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 12:07pm by James Griffiths

    ... “international standards”. The White House previously called for Hongkongers to be given a “genuine choice of candidates representative of the voters’ will.” The commission’s statement ... as “under threat” from Beijing. A group of lawmakers including cross-party heavyweights House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican senator Marco Rubio announced the Hong Kong Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639640/us-lawmakers-announce-bill-supporting-hong-kong-freedom-and-democracy
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who knew? Reagan taped chats with world leaders, including Thatcher apology over Grenada invasion

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 10:16pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Talk with British PM over Grenada invasion one of many president taped The day Reagan said sorry to Maggie Newly released White House tape transcripts reveal how president Ronald Reagan sought to pacify an angry British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after the US invaded Grenada without giving her advance warning. The secret recordings from the White House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1637674/who-knew-reagan-taped-chats-world-leaders-including-thatcher-apology-over
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama picks first black woman- and 'Washington outsider' as next attorney general

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 07:22am by AP

    ... as a test amid a power shift in the Senate. Obama announced Lynch's nomination last night after news organisations leaked his trail-blazing choice, saying at a White House ceremony ... of the Justice Department. White House officials said they would leave it up to Senate leaders to work out the timeline for her confirmation, but urged that it be as soon as possible. Republicans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1635375/obama-picks-first-black-woman-and-washington-outsider-next-attorney
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hackers breached White House computer networks in recent attack

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:59pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post White House networks breached by hackers Hackers breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cyber teams worked to contain the intrusion. White House officials said the intruders had not damaged any of the systems and there was no evidence the classified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1627764/hackers-breached-white-house-computer-networks-recent-attack
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mia Love a coup for Republicans as party's first black woman in Congress

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 07:22am by WASHINGTON POST, MCT, AP

    ... in the House of Representatives 50 per cent to 47 per cent after trailing her Democratic rival, Doug Owens, for most of the night. On Wednesday, The Salt Lake Tribune bannered the news: "Love ... the Mormon faith before finding her white Mormon husband, Jason Love. They now have three children: Alessa, 14; Abigail, 11; and Peyton, 7. A talented performing artist, she reportedly turned down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1635114/mia-love-coup-republicans-partys-first-black-woman-congress

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