Oommen Chandy’s enviable innings - 40 years as legislator

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Government will complete its term: Italy PM

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.

State Department picks San Francisco to host meetings leading up to 2011 Asia-Pacific summit

San Francisco picked for Asia-Pacific negotiations

Obama could name Warren interim consumer agency head to avoid Senate hearings

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Clinton in Egypt for new round of Mideast talks, says ‘time is ripe’ for permanent peace

Clinton in Egypt for new round of Mideast talks

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court isn’t ‘9 junior varsity politicians’

Breyer: Court isn’t ‘9 junior varsity politicians’

Arizona judge hears from alleged “sham candidates” running as Green Party nominees

Judge hears from alleged “sham” Green candidates

Rudy Giuliani backs Illinois Republicans, touts national anti-gang task force legislation

Barack Obama

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to fly to US in new foreign minister role

Former Aussie PM to visit US as foreign minister

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair receives Liberty Medal at Philadelphia ceremony


Former colleagues testify on behalf of lesbian flight nurse seeking reinstatement to military

Former colleagues testify for lesbian flight nurse

Military judge grants defense lawyer’s request to leave Haditha case, citing ethical conflict

Marine’s defense lawyer excused from Haditha case’

Remarks by the President to NCAA Champion Student Athletes

South Lawn

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. 

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 9/13/10


Samuel Epstein Angel, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission for a term of nine years.   (Reappointment)

Remarks of President Barack Obama -As Prepared for Delivery - Back to School Speech

US President Barack Obama

Addressing concerns of 2 GOP congressmen, IG will review voting rights enforcement practices

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 embraces lack of detail on governing, ducks most questions about his past

AP Interview: Cohen admits he doesn’t have answers

Banks, insurer sue financially troubled Pa. capital over massive debt on trash incinerator

Financially troubled Pa. capital sued over debt

Calif’s Jerry Brown apologizes to Bill Clinton after mocking him during weekend campaign event


APNewsBreak: Wisconsin, Minnesota prosecutors probe alleged double voters from 2008 election

APNewsBreak: Wis., Minn. chase double-voting cases

Republican backer of nuclear treaty with Russia looks for support among colleagues

U.S. President Barack Obama

Presidential Memorandum–Trafficking in Persons

SUBJECT: Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments’ Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons

Remarks by the President in Discussion on the Economy in Fairfax, Virginia

1:55 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT:  I want to say a special thanks to John and Nicole.  Trevor and Olivia are back there.

Del. GOP reports death threat against chairman as bitter Senate primary battle winds down

Delaware GOP primary remains bitter to the end

Letter from the President Regarding Budget Amendments for the Department of the Interior

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.

Tea party and the Republican establishment face off in final primaries

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Md. judge says soldiers’ lawsuit over burn pits against military contractors can continue

Md. judge: Military contractors can be sued

APNewsBreak: AK Libertarian US Senate candidate not stepping aside, cutting Murkowski options

APNewsBreak: AK Libertarian not stepping aside

Upset with Tehran’s crackdown, a 3rd Iranian diplomat defects in Europe, opposition group says

3rd Iranian diplomat defects in Europe, group says

Goa flood relief scam threatens Congress-NCP relations

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.

Readout of President Obama’s Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan

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.  

Bill Clinton stumps in Pa. for Senate candidate Sestak in important Philadelphia suburbs


Appeals court reaffirms ruling that feds wrongly seized Major League Baseball drug list

Court again says feds wrongly seized MLB drug list

Man charged with trying to blow up Detroit-bound plane fires lawyers, discusses possible plea

Airline attack suspect suggests he wants to plead

Man charged with trying to blow up Detroit-bound plane tells judge he wants to represent self

Airline attack suspect wants to represent himself

State official OKs contract for video slot machines at New York’s Aqueduct race track

Video slots contract OK’d for Aqueduct race track

Tempest in a tea party seeks to upend established Republican in NY governor’s race

It’ll be tea party vs. GOP in NY governor’s race

New Medicare chief Donald Berwick says rationing not the way to reform health care

US President Barack Obama

Sonia to select Mumbai, Maharashtra Congress chiefs


NH Republicans seek Tuesday primary pick who can keep US Senate seat for GOP

Sarah Palin

Congress rejects BJP’s demand to replace Omar Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah addressing

Remarks by the First Lady in Address to the National Restaurant Association Meeting

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

US President Barack Obama

Selfish interests guided BJP in Jharkhand: Congress

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.

With Iran in mind, Pentagon seeks go-ahead for up to $60 billion in arms sales to Saudis

Pentagon proposes huge sale of warplanes to Saudis

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