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  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.

  • Obama touts revised economic growth numbers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "There are reasons to feel good about the direction we are heading," the president told reporters at the White House.

  • Obama: No immediate military action in Ukraine     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday from the White House prior to a meeting with his national security team.

  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"

  • US campaign against ISIS may cost $15B a year Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Obama is preparing to request authorization from Congress for escalated military action against ISIS, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • *Rejected as pariah by West, Mugabe welcomed in Beijing. HARARE/ BEIJING, Aug 28- Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.

  • Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, co-owner Jeff Stehney said. During President Barack Obama's July visit to Kansas City, about $1,400 worth of ribs, pork, sausage and side dishes was shipped to Air Force One.

  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The Commerce Department's second estimate of growth for last quarter followed its initial estimate of 4 percent.

  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn't even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books.

  • Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    BOSTON— An American Indian tribe proposing a casino on Martha's Vineyard argued in federal court filings on Wednesday that it never waived its sovereign immunity when it reached a deal with the state for its ancestral lands despite what Gov.

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House is crafting a blame-it-on- Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's botched rollout, government data shows.

  • So Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc- complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada- might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.

  • Obama warns defeating ISIS won't be quick Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    President Obama during a White House press conference on Aug. 18, 2014

    President Barack Obama warned that destroying "a cancer" like the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham will not be easy, reports NBC News.