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Obama And New Saudi King To Talk ISIS

Posted On January 26, 2015

(New Delhi) -- President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia this week to discuss issues with the new king.   U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said Monday that the President and King Salman will likely discuss the fight against ISIS and Yemen's political crisis. Rhodes told a briefing in New Delhi that King Salman…

Stays Of Execution To Be Filed In Oklahoma

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The attorneys for three Oklahoma death row inmates are planning to file stays of execution with the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorneys are challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol and the case will be argued before the Supreme Court starting on April 29th. The defendants have argued that a drug used in…

Syria Seeks Agreement With U.S. Over Airstrikes

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Beirut) -- The president of Syria says U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in his country should be subject to an agreement with Syria, and that Syrian troops should be involved on the ground. President Bashar al-Assad told "Foreign Affairs" magazine Monday that he is ready to cooperate if Washington is serious. The U.S. has rejected the…

Boehner, McConnell On Future Of Legislative Branch

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Undated) -- Republican leaders are planning to put pressure on President Obama when it comes to fighting the war on terror. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," House Speaker John Boehner spoke alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about Obama's foreign policy. They also addressed the President's plan to help the middle class with…

Many Companies Plan To Raise Wages This Quarter

Posted On January 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Here's some welcome news for American workers. A new survey out Monday shows many U.S. companies plan to raise wages over the next three months. The National Association for Business Economics found about half of the economists surveyed said their firms would be raising wages this quarter compared to 34-percent in October.…