American Politics

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Praises France’s Military Intervention in Mali

March 21, 2013

“After initially hesitating, the United States has backed the French-led action with logistical support, sending transport planes, surveillance drones and refueling tankers to boost the campaign.”

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al-Qaeda Spokesman: French Hostage Executed in Mali in Retaliation Against France Intervention

March 21, 2013

“In Paris, a French Foreign Ministry official said the government is aware of the report of the killing of a French hostage, kidnapped on November 11, and is investigating.”

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France Prime Minister: French Troops Will Pull Out of Mali “From the End of April”

March 21, 2013

“Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius first said the 4,000-strong French contingent would be withdrawn from March. President Francois Hollande then promised a troop reduction from April.”

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U.S. State Department Designates Mali Rebel Group Ansar al-Dine as a Terrorist Organization

March 21, 2013

“Ansar al-Dine, established in late 2011 and led by Iyad ag Ghali, cooperates closely with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, another terrorist group operating in North Africa, the State Department said.”

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Chicago Announces Plan to Close 11% of Elementary Schools Before the 2013-2014 Academic Year

March 21, 2013

“Chicago will close 54 schools and 61 school buildings by the beginning of the next academic year in the country’s third-largest public school district.”

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U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Re-Instate Military Tuition Assistance Program Cut By Sequestration

March 21, 2013

“Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, along with a Republican Senator from Oklahoma, passed a bill in the senate that would re-instate the tuition program cut by sequestration.”

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RT Publishes Full Release of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton E-Mail Memo Hacking

March 21, 2013

Algerian Gas Plant hostage-takers came from Mali, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Egypt.

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President Obama: Palestinians Deserve an Independent State

March 21, 2013

“President Obama met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday in search of hopeful signs for the stalled peace process and declared that a sovereign state of Palestine beside Israel is still viable.”

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France Drafting United Nations Security Council Resolution For Peacekeeping Force in Mali

March 20, 2013

“France wants the U.N. to takeover with a peacekeeping mission and next week, the U.N. Security Council will take up that and other questions about Mali.”

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U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Senate Version of Stopgap Spending Bill on Thursday

March 20, 2013

“House leaders have indicated they are willing to accept the Senate’s version of the bill and are poised to pass it Thursday, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

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U.S. Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Fund Federal Government Through September

March 20, 2013

“The U.S. Senate approved a $984 billion spending bill on Wednesday ensuring that the federal government will not shut down next week, but also cementing in place $1.2 trillion in unpopular across-the-board spending cuts affecting most reaches of the federal government.”

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Excerpts From Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Released

March 20, 2013

“The first excerpted Blumenthal e mail, dated September 12, 2012, reports that senior advisors told the President of Libya during the day of September 11 that the Benghazi and Tripoli attacks were sparked by the Cairo demonstrations and anger over an anti-Muslim video.”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Hacked E-Mail Memos Reveal: Saudi Arabian Sunni Funding Behind Algeria Hostage Crisis

March 20, 2013

“The reader should be warned that these are first and partial accounts of hacked emails that may be fabricated by someone with a hidden agenda. Time will tell whether they have any credence.”

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U.S. Senate Stopgap Spending Bill Excludes “Vital” Programs From Cuts

March 19, 2013

“The bill is a mixed blessing for President Obama and others, especially Democrats, who hope Congress will eventually reverse the recent cuts. “

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Cyprus Parliament Rejects 5.8 Billion Euro Bailout Deal

March 19, 2013

“Late on Tuesday night the eurozone governments said that despite the vote Cyprus would still need to raise the €5.8 bn – a third of the €17bn bailout.”

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