Americans clamor for Jon Stewart to host presidential debate


© Reuters. Director Jon Stewart arrives at the Canadian premiere of “Rosewater” at the Toronto International Film Festival NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just two weeks after Jon Stewart stepped away from television, Americans are clamoring to get him back as moderator of one of the presidential candidates debates. As of midday Friday, more than 159,000 people had signed a petition ...

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Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest


© Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks on as she speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email ...

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress


© Reuters. U.S. President Obama delivers remarks before signing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act into law at his desk in Oval Office at the White House in Washington EDGARTOWN, Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by ...

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Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls nine percent in Clinton-Trump match-up


Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls nine percent in Clinton-Trump match-up By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – A fake U.S. presidential candidate named Deez Nuts, reported to be the creation of an Iowa teenager, has stirred a social media frenzy by polling nearly 10 percent of registered North Carolina voters in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A statement ...

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Bergdahl lawyer slams candidate Trump over ‘traitor’ comments


© Reuters. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The lawyer for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan charged with desertion, on Thursday chastised U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for calling his client a “traitor.” “Sergeant Bergdahl is not charged ...

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Pentagon chief eyes alternative prisons for Guantanamo detainees


© Reuters. Carter holds a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Teams working on plans to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have been visiting detention facilities in the United States to identify sites where war prisoners could be held long term, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. Carter ...

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