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US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in …

White House asks for $30M for CDC's Ebola efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's …

The Odds of Supreme Court Review of the Latest Obamacare Challenges Just Got a Lot Lower

Ever since three-judge panels on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting rulings in July on the availability of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the opponents of the law have been trying to rush their case to the Supreme Court. That's where they apparently think …

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a …

Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.<p>Those findings, from a newly released Pew Research Center survey, provide an important backdrop for President Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. military …

Political Science

Obama on ISIS in Syria: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.<p>"I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. "We don't have a strategy yet."<p>Obama said he's asked America's top …

US and EU impose sanctions and warn Russia to relent in Ukraine standoff

Barack Obama and his EU allies unveiled a co-ordinated set of sanctions on Thursday to punish Russia for occupying the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, imposing visa restrictions on individuals and sharpening rhetoric in what has rapidly degenerated into the worst east-west crisis since the end of …

Ukraine crisis: Crimean MPs ask to join Russia

MPs in Crimea have asked Moscow to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation.<p>The parliament said if its request was granted, Crimean citizens could give their view in a referendum on 16 March.<p>Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the move had no …

Ukraine Crimea: Russia's economic fears

<b>So far Russia's actions in Ukraine have been assessed mainly in terms of its international relations.</b><p>From that perspective, Russia's actions do not look very rational and foreign commentators have explained them in terms of President Vladimir Putin's anger and feelings of humiliation after the …

Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON — The Ukraine<p>crisishas forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his hostility to the U.S. and its allies runs much deeper than …

Crimea sets March 16 vote on seceding from Ukraine, joining Russia

KIEV, Ukraine -- The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine's Crimea area voted Thursday to secede and join Russia, and set a March 16 public vote on the latest move aimed at wresting the strategic peninsula from Ukraine.<p>Officials in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev said such a vote would be …

Russia