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Obama Comes Out Swinging Against House Republican Budget

President Obama took his trash talking on Republicans’ 2016 budget proposal on the road Wednesday, telling a Cleveland audience it offers a “path to …

New York Budget Eliminates Sales Tax on Yachts Over $230,000

Here is an example of the priorities in New York state’s budget: There is no increase in the minimum wage, but purchasers of yachts that cost more …

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Kalief Browder and a Change at Rikers

Last year, Kalief Browder allowed me to interview him many times about his experience in the New York City criminal-justice system. At sixteen, he had been arrested in the Bronx for a robbery that he insisted he hadn’t committed. He endured three years on Rikers Island before his case was …

Senate debates limiting campaign cash by altering First Amendment

Senators opened a historic debate Monday on whether to alter the First Amendment to give Congress the power to squelch free speech in the form of …

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A Toxic Love Triangle Heads To The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears about a love triangle, complete with attempted poisonings and 24-hour surveillance by postal inspectors. Although it sounds like an episode of <i>Law & Order</i> (with a dash of <i>Days of Our Lives</i>), the case has global implications.<p>In 2005, Carol Anne Bond was a …

U.S. Sanctions Venezuela Officials, Calls Country a Threat

President Barack Obama signed an executive order declaring a national emergency with respect to Venezuela and imposing sanctions on seven officials there in response to the country's deteriorating human rights climate, the White House said Monday.<p>The White House said the decision to impose the …

Poll: 71% Say Iran Deal Won't Make a Real Difference in Preventing Bomb

Most Americans believe that a nuclear deal with Iran would not make a real difference in preventing that country’s production of a nuclear weapon, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Seventy-one percent of Americans say that the nuclear negotiations, which are backed by the Obama …

Iran Joins Denunciations of Republican Senators' Nuke-Talks Letter

Iran's foreign minister Monday joined expressions of outrage by the White House and congressional Democrats over Senate Republicans' letter to the Tehran government about nuclear negotiations, telling NBC News "this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy."<p>Foreign Minister …

Iran Nuclear Talks: Sen. Tom Cotton Defends GOP Open Letter to Tehran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said on Tuesday that he was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama when he wrote a letter, signed by 46 Republican colleagues, warning Iran against making a deal with the United States on its nuclear program.<p>“This is about stopping Iran from getting a nuclear …

NBC/WSJ Poll: Nearly 60% Looking For Change in '16. But Will They Get It?

More Americans are clamoring for change in the upcoming 2016 presidential election than they were in the “Hope and Change” year of 2008, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>That desire for change is a potential roadblock for two of the leading frontrunners – Democrat Hillary …

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: Disloyal Arabs Should Be Beheaded

TEL AVIV — Israel's foreign minister has suggested that disloyal Arabs should be beheaded, drawing condemnation for invoking the grisly tactics of ISIS.<p>Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman — who heads the ultanationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party — told an event that Israel is "acting like fools ... …

Iran Nuclear Talks: U.S. 'Not Trustworthy,' Says Top Tehran Cleric

LONDON — One of Iran's most powerful clerics lashed out at the American government on Tuesday, saying the U.S. could not be trusted during high-stakes nuclear talks.<p>The Obama administration is working with five world powers and Iran to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program.<p>Grand Ayatollah …