Yemeni President Flees as Rebels Take Base Vacated by U.S. Special Forces

Iran-backed Houthi rebels are advancing on Aden SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s embattled president fled his Aden home Wednesday for an undisclosed location as Shiite rebels neared his last refuge, five officials told The Associated Press. Hadi fled just hours after the rebels’ own television station said they seized an air base where U.S. troops and Europeans advised the country in […]

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Quality Filter’ to Combat Abuse

Feature targets spam and threatening tweets Some lucky Twitter users soon won’t have to see tweets that are spammy or abusive. The social network is rolling out a new feature called the “quality filter,” which will automatically screen out Twitter mentions that come from suspicious accounts, are abusive or threatening or contain duplicate content. The tweets won’t be deleted from […]

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Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare

Despite being vehemently opposed to Obamacare Ted Cruz is signing up for insurance under President Obama’s health care law. The Texas Republican Senator and newly-announced presidential candidate, known for his staunch opposition to the Affordable Care Act, told CNN on Tuesday that he will be joining the millions of Americans enrolled in insurance under the law. “I believe we should […]

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Clinton Jokes About Private Email and ‘Complicated’ Press Relationship

At a dinner honoring the winner of the Robin Toner Prize Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked on Monday about her famously contentious relationship with the press and her private email account. Just weeks before Clinton is set to make her 2016 presidential candidacy official, she appeared at dinner honoring longtime Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, the winner of […]

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Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Campaign at Liberty University

“I believe God isn’t done with America yet.” Sen. Ted Cruz launched his presidential campaign with a convocation — a speech that fused religious themes with political arguments and his family’s personal stories. In a speech at Liberty University, the Texas Republican talked about the effects of “the transformative love of Jesus Christ” on his father and outlined a conservative […]

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Afghan President Thanks the Pentagon…and U.S. Taxpayers

Ashraf Ghani stops by Defense Department to acknowledge U.S. sacrifices Nearly 14 years after the U.S. military forced the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan, the country’s new leader showed up bright and early Monday morning in the Pentagon courtyard to thank American troops and taxpayers for their sacrifices for his country. Unlike Hamid Karzai, who served as Afghanistan’s president […]

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Koch Brothers Battle Against Export-Import Bank Heats Up Again

Business lobbyists won the last round, but conservative activists plan to up the pressure later this year The conservative war over the Export-Import Bank is heating up again. A federal lending arm of the U.S. government aimed at boosting exports with subsidized credit has long been a target of conservatives, who nearly prevented its reauthorization last year. Freedom Partners Chamber […]

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Exclusive: Chris Christie Warns GOP Against Flip-Floppers

The New Jersey governor reasserts himself in Republican presidential race after a slow start with a veiled criticism of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned the Republican Party’s top donors Saturday against backing a candidate who flip-flops on important issues. Addressing a harbor-side reception Saturday at an exclusive retreat for donors to the Republican National Committee, the […]

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