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  • Consensus, then about-face from Obama on Syria

    JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press|Updated Aug 31, 2013

    Daines, Tester, Baucus react: http://www.havredailynews.com/story/2013/08/30/local/tester-baucus-daines-reluctant-to-back-syria-action/1341.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was ready to order a military strike against Syria, with or without Congress' blessing. But on Friday night, he suddenly changed his mind. Senior administration officials describing Obama's about-face Saturday offered a portrait of a president who began to wrestle with his own decision — at... Full story

  • Risk for Obama in pursuing morning-after pill case

    JOSH LEDERMAN, LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks. A federal judge in New York on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to lift age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception, ending the requirement that buyers show proof they're 17 or older if they want to buy it without a prescription. The ruling accused the Obama administration in no uncertain terms of l...

  • Clinton leaves hospital after treatment for clot

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head. Clinton's medical team advised her Wednesday evening that she was making good progress on all fronts and said they are confident she will fully recover, said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. Doctors had been treating Clinton with blood thinners to dissolve a clot in a vein that runs through the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. "... Full story

  • Clinton leaves hospital after treatment for clot

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head. Clinton's medical team advised her Wednesday evening that she was making good progress on all fronts and said they are confident she will fully recover, said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. Doctors had been treating Clinton with blood thinners to dissolve a clot in a vein that runs through the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. "...

  • O'Reilly, Stewart joust at mock debate

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This high-stakes debate had some props that even the presidential candidates might want at their own events. Jon Stewart came prepared with a mechanical pedestal he used to elevate himself, making the height-challenged comedian appear taller than the lanky Bill O'Reilly when he wanted to drive a point home. AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file This Sept. 22, 2010 file photo shows Comedy Central's Jon Stewart from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," left, and and political pundit Bill O'Reilly during an interview f... Full story