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US Won’t Prosecute Hostage’s Families Who Pay Terrorist Ransoms

In a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.

06/23/2015

Jeb Bush Speaking

Jeb Bush: Stronger ‘Christian Voice’ Needed In World

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday condemned the Obama administration’s use of “coercive federal power” to limit religious freedom.

05/09/2015

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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

John Boehner Speaking

Boehner Mocks ‘Lukewarm’ White House Reaction To Israeli Election

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday defended his invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this month and mocked the Obama administration’s chilly reaction to the Israeli prime minister’s election victory.

03/19/2015

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld predicts that President Obama will not listen or be successful in dealing with new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.  (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Rumsfeld: ISIS Violence ‘Brings Back To Mind The Period Before World War II’

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld predicts that President Obama will not listen or be successful in dealing with new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

02/18/2015

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Immigrants In Limbo Over Obama Immigrant Rules

The Obama administration is trying to deport some of the immigrants it says should be allowed to stay in the country.

12/09/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

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New Profiling Guidelines Won’t Affect Border Stops

New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.

12/06/2014

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Urging Obama Administration To Withhold Recognition Of Va. Indian Tribe

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

11/28/2014

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