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One Quote From A Legendary Marine General Perfectly Captures The Risk From Political Gridlock

Several days before this mess began, Mattis, who last served as commanding general of U.S. Central Command, had this to say:<p>"The example that America knows how to govern itself is one of the compelling aspects of our national security," Mattis told Military Times. "And right now, we are not …

Military

DREAMers Put Obama On Notice: New Immigration Push Better Not Be A Play For 2014 Votes

The most influential group of immigration advocates do not want to be a political pawn.<p>WASHINGTON — The children of undocumented immigrants, known in the capital as the DREAMers, warned President Obama Wednesday not to toy with them to score political points as he shifts the White House's focus …

Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He's Coming For Immigration Next

Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it's on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight?<p>WASHINGTON — As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White …

Extreme weather can be the 'most important cause of poverty'

<b>New research suggests that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.</b><p>The authors argue that where disasters like drought are prevalent, they can be the most important cause of poverty.<p>They say that up to 325 million people will be living in countries highly exposed to …

Climate Change

Obama to Pursue Immigration Reform