Ashley Jeanne Meadows

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Israel To Release 104 Prisoners To Help Restart Peace Talks With Palestinians

Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition cabinet voted in favor of the prisoner release, seven voted against and two abstained, a government official said.<p>"The cabinet has authorized the opening of diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinians...," said a statement …

Lawmakers promise more scrutiny of NSA surveillance

"It's clear that the sentiment is growing for oversight,"… (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA )<p>WASHINGTON—Democratic lawmakers said Sunday they would push for greater oversight of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. phone calling records, stoking a debate that has divided members of Congress, …

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Email Links Prisoner Transfer Of Lockerbie Bomber To $615 Million Libyan Arms Deal

The document, which shows that Sir Vincent Fean, the then British ambassador to Libya, wrote to Tony Blair in June 2008 saying that the prisoner transfer agreement was "ready for signature in London" as soon as Libya went ahead with the purchase of an air defence system, was obtained by the Sunday …

Get Ready For A Debt Ceiling Debate Deja Vu

"The fight over the debt limit in 2011 hurt the economy, even though, in the end, we saw an extension of the debt limit. We saw confidence fall, and it hurt the economy," Lew said on NBC's "Meet The Press." :Congress needs to do its job. It needs to finish its work on appropriation bills. It needs …

Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistan

The Prelude to Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Begins Monday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After three years of a stalemate — and six middle east trips by Secretary of State John Kerry — …

Government issues fresh Egypt protest warning

Egypt's National Defence Council has warned supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi that security forces would take "decisive and firm" action if protesters overstepped their rights, as thousands stood their ground at multiple demonstrations across the country.<p>The council called on protesters …

4 In 5 US Adults Face Near-Poverty, No Work For At Least Parts Of Their Lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized …

Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts

Eleanor Clift on Cecilia Muñoz, the president’s point person on immigration, and her uphill battle.<p>Her friends wondered why she didn’t quit when …