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Budget battle changes as some Republicans refuse cuts

Paralysis over the federal budget intensifies in the last week before a recess as rank-and-file Republicans in the House buck the party line.<p>August 03, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro<p>House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) still says the House will not agree… (Mark Wilson, Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — Even by …

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White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

Statement says Obama administration will be 'willing partner' if moderate cleric leads Iran in meeting 'international obligations'<p>The inauguration of the new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, presents "an opportunity" for Tehran to resolve concerns over its nuclear programme and better engage with …

Associated Press News

NSA defenders: embassy closures followed pre-9/11 levels of 'chatter'

Closures ordered in response to 'most serious threat in years', says Republican senator Saxby Chambliss<p>The closure of 22 US embassies over an alleged security threat was seized on by defenders of the National Security Agency on Sunday, amid claims that its controversial surveillance programme …

ExxonMobil is accused of flighty bets, but look at these numbers and judge for yourself

There is an accusation on Wall Street against Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil. It is that he has weighed down the crown jewel of Big Oil, until recently the world’s biggest oil producer, with two big, bad bets—on a natural-gas company in the US, and an oil field in Iraq—and thus sabotaged its …

Oil

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Is 95% of the Trade Imbalance Legal Tax Evasion?

Voluntary trade benefits both sides, even in the global economy and even when benefit is distributed unequally. Worrying about a trade deficit, or a trade surplus, is largely useless. Countries with trade surpluses benefit from trade because they use the unspent foreign currency to invest in their …