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Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu
US flu season is still getting worse; now as bad as the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic
United States Slaps New Sanctions on Seven Foreign Corporations, Venezuela State Oil Company, for Iran Business
Kirit Radia (@kiritradia_abc) reports: The United States slapped sanctions Tuesday on seven foreign companies, including Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, for engaging in trade with Iran’s energy sector in violation of the Iran Sanctions Act. “By imposing these sanctions, we're...
The Note: What We Learned About 2012 This Week: Shots Fired, Money Talks, You Don’t Get A Second Chance To Make a First Impression
The political fortunes of the current crop of potential Republican presidential candidates rose and fell with extraordinary volatility this week. At least one of them violated the do-no-harm clause -- repeatedly -- another proved that money may still be paramount, and a third seemed to increase his
Is President Obama About to Break the Law?
From the beginning of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration has cited the 1973 War Powers Act as the legal basis of its ability to conduct military activities for 60 days without first seeking a declaration of...
President Obama's Libya Intervention Hits 60-Day Legal Limit
War Powers Act May Require Administration to Get Congress' Approval to Continue Military Operations
Libyan Defector Could Link Gadhafi to Lockerbie Bombing
Brits to Interview Moussa Koussa About Dictator's Role in 1988 Terrorist Attack
Clinton's New Deputy at State: Bill Burns. Jim Steinberg departs for Syracuse University
ABC News' Kirit Radia reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that she’ll soon have a new deputy in Foggy Bottom. She announced in a letter to colleagues that her current deputy, James Steinberg, will soon depart to become...
Clinton Praises Iran Protests, Raises Alarm Over Budget Cuts
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauded news from Iran that thousands of protesters demonstrated there today, demanding change, and compared the situation to Egypt, where Hosni Mubarak was thrown out of power last week, after more than 30 years. "We support the universal human rights of the
Ambassador Susan Rice Tries to Sell Main Street on the United Nations
Kirit Radia reports: Tonight, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will deliver a speech in Portland, Oregon, the first in a series designed to sell Americans on the importance of the United Nations and American engagement with the...
The Note: Obama, GOP Struggle To Break On Through
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER What happens when the Washington agenda is no longer leading the news? Senate Republicans succeeded yesterday in getting a vote on health care repeal, but it barely made a ripple on a day when...