Erika Thorp

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Obama and Clinton promote 'Obamacare'

<b>US President Barack Obama and his predecessor Bill Clinton have joined forces to promote Mr Obama's healthcare initiative, just days before one of its major provisions takes effect.</b><p>In New York, they discussed the law's progress and denounced Republican efforts to stymie its implementation.<p>Beginning …

Japanese authorities ignored US warnings over Fukushima water leaks

Operators of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant dismissed plans two years ago to build a barrier to stop radioactive water leakages as too expensive.<p>The recommendation for a barrier, which the government is now planning to install, was made by US experts just three months after the plant was …

American threats widen fault lines among Syria's rebels

When Barack Obama vowed to attack Bashar al-Assad, several thousand jihadists on the plains of northern Syria knew exactly what to do. Ever since, they have been hiding their big guns, evacuating bases, parking cars in cow sheds and spreading themselves thin among farms, factories and the …

SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Stretched Thin, Tired, And Broke'

"I've been hearing a lot from members of our Armed Forces," Amash tweeted. "The message I consistently hear: Please vote no on military action against Syria."<p>Amash has been retweeting those thoughts for more than a day. But as a possible attack on Syria looms, there is much more to share than just …

UN report uncovers Syria war crimes

UN human rights investigators have in their latest report on the Syria conflict accused both sides of committing war crimes.<p>The report accused Syrian government troops of massacaring civilians, bombing hospitals and committing other war crimes in their bid to recapture territory from rebel hands in …

Up to Speed: 4 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Russia Agreement

In the coming days, the Syrian government is supposed to provide an accounting to the United Nations of its chemical weapons program. The declaration …

The 1% Army: Andrew Bacevich on How America Lost the Military

In 2011, President Obama declared that the U.S. soldiers leaving Iraq were doing so “with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing …