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ANALYST: This North Korean War Statement Could Give Markets A Shake And Boost The Dollar

It comes from SocGen's Sebastien Galy, who sends his ultra-quick missive:<p>Technically the two countries have been at war just stopped fighting, but in the game of rhetoric it feels a bit like closing the door behind you. Should give the USD a bid and shake some positions if it is anything close to …

The Story Behind The Current Rise In Tensions On The Korean Peninsula

The Korean peninsula has a long history of tension, dating back to end of open conflict and the signing of the Armistice.<p>The two have been "at war" ever since, but it wasn't until recently, when Kim Jong-Il died, that tensions have again reached a fevered pitch.<p><i>Produced by Daniel Goodman</i>

North Korea declares 'state of war' against South

North Korea says it has entered a "state of war" against South Korea, according to a statement published by state-run KCNA service.<p>"Situations on the Korean Peninsula, which are neither in peace or at war, have come to an end," the statement, released on Saturday in Pyongyang, says, according to …

SENATE GOP PLANS FIRE DEPT. for 2014's Todd Akin moments -- Senate's immigration 'Gang of 8' heading toward deal announcement in early April -- Obama gun event in Denver area on Wed. -- March Madness

<b>ELECTION TECH -- Sunday WashPost “Outlook” section, “Could Google tilt a close election?” by Craig Timberg, who covers tech for The Post:</b> “Given the wealth of information available about Internet users, a search engine could ... tailor results for ... certain groups, based on location, age, income …

Meet the Press

The Obama Presidency. Minute by Minute

Thirty-two years ago today, only 70 days into his Presidency, Ronald Reagan narrowly escaped assassination: twitter.com/BeschlossDC/st…— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 30, 2013

Policy Implications of Iran's Fall From Favor in Arab and Muslim Public Opinion

In Looking at Iran: Iran's Rise and Fall in Public Opinion, I detail the dramatic shifts that have occurred in Arab and Muslim attitudes toward Iran, its regional policies and its nuclear program.<p>Once viewed positively by sizable majorities in almost every country across the region, Iran has …

White House: Latest North Korean provocation is 'unproductive'

The White House said Saturday it sees North Korea's declaration of a "state of war" against South Korea as just the latest "unproductive" provocation from Kim Jong-un's government, but is nonetheless taking the threat seriously.<p>"We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our …

Labor-business immigration deal

Senate negotiators cleared the last major hurdle to reaching a bipartisan immigration reform deal Saturday as labor and business groups signed off on a visa program for future low-skilled workers, according to sources familiar with the talks.<p>The agreement marks a major breakthrough and …

Business And Labor Groups Just Cleared One Of The Biggest Hurdles To Immigration Reform

According to the reports, the powerful business and labor groups reached a deal on a guest-worker program for low-skilled immigrants. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer mediated the deal between AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.<p>A guest-worker …

Rubio: Immigration reports premature

Sen. Marco Rubio issued an Easter morning statement saying he is “encouraged” by progress in talks on immigration reform but added: “Reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature.”<p>The headline of his statement, timed for release just before …

Graham: Immigration reform accord at hand

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that senators have agreed to a conceptual deal on immigration reform, signed off by business, labor and the Gang of Eight that will be rolled out within the next week or so.<p>"I think we've got a deal. We've got to write the legislation, but 2013, I hope, will be …

SCHUMER: IMMIGRATION 'ON TRACK' for floor in May -- RUBIO: Reports of final agreement 'premature'

<b>AN EASTER CHALLENGE: DAVID KUO – who opened the first White House faith-based office, under President George W. Bush, and is now faithfully battling brain cancer and other torments – posted this on Facebook before a surgery in January</b>: “Favor? Do something outrageous today -- give way more than …

Hillary Clinton

King sees no purpose to North Korean talks

Rep. Peter King, the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Sunday waved off the notion of direct talks with North Korea.<p>"I don't see any purpose in that. As far as I see, this is not even a government. It's more like an organized crime family running a territory. They are …

Senators: Immigration deal close, not complete

With the caveat that negotiators still need to review and agree on legislative language, two key Senate lawmakers said Sunday that a deal on a comprehensive immigration reform bill is close but not complete after a breakthrough in talks between business and labor groups this weekend.<p>"With the …

Axelrod: Obama views comprehensive immigration reform as 'legacy item'

David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, says the president views the issue of immigration reform as a "legacy item."<p>"He wants this accomplishment. This is a legacy item for him. There is no doubt in my mind he wants to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Axelrod said …

Schumer: Immigration bill could be on Senate floor in May

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a member of the so-called 'Gang of Eight' working on immigration reform in the Senate, said on Sunday a bill could be on the Senate floor by May.<p>"I am very, very optimistic that we will have an agreement among the eight of us next week. Sen. [Patrick] Leahy has agreed to have …

The Obama Presidency. Minute by Minute

Bo's thought bubble: I am mortified RT @barackobama: Happy Easter! twitter.com/BarackObama/st…— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 31, 2013

Immigration Change Is One Step Closer To A Bill

A final deal on a changing immigration laws is at hand but still incomplete, according to two of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators collaborating on it.<p>On NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> on Sunday, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona discussed a new …

Immigration Deal Reached By 'Gang Of Eight,' Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham Say

A bipartisan agreement on an immigration reform plan has been reached, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."<p>Graham is a member of the bipartisan "gang of eight" tackling immigration reform , which hit roadblocks last week over the issue of worker visas. But Graham …