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Congress takes aim at the science behind the government’s nutrition advice

The quality of the evidence supporting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the influential nutritional advice from the federal government, came under steady attack at a Congressional hearing Wednesday, with representatives complaining that the credibility of the national advice has been eroded by …

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ISIL to top Obama speech on foreign policy

<b>WASHINGTON -</b> President Barack Obama faces a difficult foreign-policy challenge in the Middle East when he gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.<p>Obama’s central theme will be that the US is resurgent, following a long recovery from the worst recession since …

George Washington was the last US president to face an all-out foreign policy uprising

Turns out there’s a close precedent for the spectacle of a poisonously contrary opposing party urging Americans and foreigners alike to ignore the sitting US president. But we must reach back all the way to George Washington and the 1790s, says a leading scholar.<p>In his day, Washington was branded …

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Ted Cruz Rips Obama’s Foreign Policy: ‘Friends No Longer Trust Us, and Our Enemies No Longer Fear Us’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday offered a blistering critique of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, accusing Obama of ruining traditional relationships with U.S. allies, and allowing countries like Russia and Iran to take advantage of his weakness.<p>“Today, the consequences of the …

Legendary Marine General James Mattis Ripped Into Obama's Foreign Policy During Senate Testimony

"[We need to] come out from our reactive crouch and take a firm, strategic stance in defense of our values," Mattis said.<p>Mattis, testifying alongside retired Gen. Jack Keane and retired Navy Adm. William Fallon, said he didn't know what "our policy is on Syria," for instance. He also told Sen. Thom …

China overtakes US for foreign direct investment

<b>China has overtaken the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.</b><p>Last year, foreign firms invested $128bn (£84,8bn) in China, and $86bn in the US, according to the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development.<p>The growth in China's foreign …

U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

The U.S. and its allies are holding talks today in a new push to ensure Ukraine's borders amid heightened fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops. But a key question that's being debated is whether to supply weapons to Ukraine to counter the aggression.<p>"Clearly what we see is …

Immigration crisis: Our Constitution doesn't guarantee entry to the United States

The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said his father “won the immigration lottery” some years back, was admitted under U.S. immigration law and eventually became a citizen, as did his son. He is proud to be an …

Protests follow N.Y. chokehold death decision

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.<p>They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a …

McCain: Obama Is Not Taking the Advice of His Military Commanders on ISIS

NEW YORK -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) -- the powerful incoming chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee -- had harsh words for the Obama Administration on Monday over the president's strategy to fight ISIS and conclude a deal with Iran on its nuclear program.<p>Speaking at the 92 St. Y in New …

Obama on the Midterms: 'Obviously Republicans Had a Good Night'

One of those ac­tions could in­clude im­mig­ra­tion re­form, which the pres­id­ent has sug­ges­ted he may soon act on uni­lat­er­ally. “The Sen­ate …

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For a high school government teacher, the US political mess is educational gold

If anyone has benefited from the US government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis, it's Mike Gwaltney.<p>Gwaltney teaches 11th grade government and history at Oregon Episcipol School in Portland. It's one thing to teach how a bill becomes law and why the US has 3 branches of government, he says. But …

Should the US have chosen Hillary Clinton instead of Barack Obama?

Whatever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets chanting “yes we can!” on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He whose name was on every European tongue. He who promised that humankind would look back and remember this moment “when the rise of the …

Obama: US military action futile without Iraq political consensus

As Sunni militants seized two strategically-located towns in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said the country’s leaders must come up with an inclusive political solution to the crisis and reiterated his belief that military action would be futile without a consensus that rises above sectarian …

Former Abu Ghraib detainees ask US appeals court to reinstate lawsuit

Four former Iraqi detainees who say they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison should be allowed to pursue their claims against the US military contractor in charge of interrogating them, an attorney told a federal appeals court Tuesday.<p>Baher Azmy urged a three-judge panel of the fourth …

46 percent of doctors give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'

Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In …

States Can Still Block Same-Sex Couples from Obamacare's Family Plans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A gay couple is suing Ohio and the United States government after they were denied Obamacare …

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official …

The reason Ebola isn't being stopped

<b>(CNN) —</b> When she was an undergraduate at Princeton University, books like "The Hot Zone" and "Virus Hunters" captivated Rebecca Levine, inspiring her to become a disease detective.<p>Fifteen years later, Lt. Rebecca Levine, a newly minted officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, stepped off a …