Jeb Bush says ‘anchor babies’ term not derogatory, describes fraud


© Reuters. Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack By Emily Stephenson (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday said his use of the term “anchor babies” to describe U.S.-born children of non-citizen parents was taken out of context and not derogatory, saying he ...

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Justice Dept hits back at Senator Menendez in court filings


© Reuters. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearings on world slavery and human rights, in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a stinging rebuke to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s bid to have political corruption charges against him dismissed. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat and former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was ...

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Former Virginia governor gets temporary Supreme Court reprieve from prison


© Reuters. Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell pauses as he addresses the media after his sentencing hearing in Richmond WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday temporarily allowed former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison as the politician fights his corruption conviction. In a brief order, Roberts said that an appeals court ...

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Back from golf course, Obama tees up renewable energy, Iran

© Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington following a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fresh from vacation and nine rounds of golf on Martha’s Vineyard, is launching into a busy two weeks ...

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White House praises Vice President Biden’s ‘aptitude’ for presidency


© Reuters. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday praised the political acumen and experience of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering whether to run for president in the November 2016 election. President Barack Obama “has indicated his view that the decision that he ...

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White House: Iran deal ‘sound’ and consistent with IAEA practices


White House: Iran deal ‘sound’ and consistent with IAEA practices WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency did not compromise its safeguards or standards in an inspection plan for Iran’s Parchin military site. “The fact is that the arrangements between Iran and the IAEA are sound and consistent with the IAEA’s long-established ...

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