Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions hope that Republicans will do more than just rest and relax during their 39-day vacation," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Because when they do finally show up again in September, there won't be a lot of patience or a...
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Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

...Turkish people and reaffirm our undeterred resolve to fight against the sheer threat of terrorism," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.The casualty figures were released by the prime minister's office and the Interior Ministry...
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Diplomats: Iran nuclear agreement likely today

...provide the Islamic Republic tens of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest said the talks were "making genuine progress," and the American negotiating team under Secretary of...
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Trump's self-paid run means he's in it for the long haul

...asinine comments" were "an insult to everyone who has ever worn the uniform - and to all Americans."White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said veterans "are entitled to an apology."A candidate reliant on campaign contributions probably...
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Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

...candidates. Presidential security was no small part of Obama's visit to the all-male institution. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said "unique steps" were taken to protect Obama during the visit. He did not elaborate.Sen. Rand...
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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL in English and by its Arabic acronym, Daesh.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the success by the Kurds "an indication of how critically important it is for the United States...
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Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia biggest threat to US security

...assessment today ... is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security."At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest distanced Obama from the assessment, saying Dunford's comments reflected his own view and not necessarily...
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...holding the flag.Other national retailers say they do not sell, or never have sold, Confederate items.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, asked about the retailers pulling flags from stores, said those are "decisions for individual businesses...
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...Baghdad that is representative of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, Iraq's three major ethnic groups.At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest defended the White House strategy in Iraq, saying 1,000 new Sunni fighters were inducted into the...
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IS group loses key town on the Turkish border

...capable, effective local fighters on the ground, that we can make important progress against ISIL," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.Activists in Raqqa reported that militants there were on alert Tuesday, preparing for military...
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