Rome, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Italy’s embattled prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has ruled out a mid-term election in the country and insisted that his government will stay in office until the end of its term in 2013.
San Francisco picked for Asia-Pacific negotiations
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5:46 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Applause.) Well, it’s good to see — boy, this is a healthy-looking group here. (Laughter.) It is wonderful to see you. Welcome to the White House.
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:
Samuel Epstein Angel, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission for a term of nine years. (Reappointment)
DOJ IG will review voting rights section
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is responding to concerns of two Republican congressmen by opening a review of the department’s enforcement of voting rights laws.
AP Interview: Cohen admits he doesn’t have answers
Financially troubled Pa. capital sued over debt
APNewsBreak: Wis., Minn. chase double-voting cases
SUBJECT: Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments’ Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons
1:55 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: I want to say a special thanks to John and Nicole. Trevor and Olivia are back there.
Delaware GOP primary remains bitter to the end
Dear Madam Speaker:
I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Budget amendments for the Department of the Interior. Overall, the discretionary budget authority proposed in my FY 2011 Budget would not be increased by these requests.
Md. judge: Military contractors can be sued
APNewsBreak: AK Libertarian not stepping aside
3rd Iranian diplomat defects in Europe, group says
PANAJI - The alleged siphoning of around Rs.85 lakh collected as flood relief fund from the public by the Youth Congress last year has strained relations between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), both of which are coalition partners in the state government.
Today, President Obama met for nearly two hours with his national security team for his regular monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President received an update on political developments in Afghanistan from Ambassador Eikenberry, with a focus on our ongoing efforts to support enhanced governance and accountability, as well as the preparations and challenges associated with the upcoming Afghan-led parliamentary elections. The President received an update on the security situation from General Petraeus. Consistent with the President’s decision last December, the planned deployment of additional troops was completed by the end of August. General Petraeus underscored that these additional forces are now at the highest operational tempo to date, and are focused on challenging long-established Taliban strongholds, targeting Taliban leadership, training Afghan Security Forces, and supporting Afghan-led reintegration and local policing initiatives. The President then received an update on the situation in Pakistan from Ambassador Patterson, who focused on the extraordinary challenges presented by the recent flooding, and our ongoing efforts to provide substantial humanitarian support for the Pakistani people as they recover and rebuild. Finally, the President reviewed our ongoing efforts to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda in the border region, including our close cooperation with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and our NATO allies.
Court again says feds wrongly seized MLB drug list
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Airline attack suspect wants to represent himself
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It’ll be tea party vs. GOP in NY governor’s race
10:36 A.M. EDT
MRS. OBAMA: Thanks so much. (Applause.) Well, good morning. Let me start by thanking Michael for his work and for that kind introduction.
President Barack Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Santiago, Chile to Attend the Bicentennial of the Republic of Chile
NEW DELHI - The Congress Monday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for forming a government in Jharkhand, saying its efforts were guided by selfish interests.
Pentagon proposes huge sale of warplanes to Saudis