Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...Reid, D-Nev. "We must also ensure that there are equal defense and nondefense increases."At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest said: "Not everything has been agreed to. That means nothing at this point has been agreed to...
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Pentagon: American killed in raid to free Iraqis held by IS

...American combat death in Iraq since the U.S. began its counter-IS military campaign in August 2014.Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the target of the raid was a prison near the town of Hawija and that the raid was undertaken at the...
Nation and World
Brother of US journalist condemns 'cruel' detention in Iran

...also a journalist, and two photojournalists on July 22, 2014. All were later released except Rezaian.White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday the U.S. government has not heard of Rezaian's conviction "through official channels...
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Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

...who would like to see things 'go back to the way they were before choice,'" said Mike Anderson, Sullivan's press secretary. "Senator Sullivan is hopeful that this change will improve upon what Alaska used to have, and in the end give...
Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet

...backlash, Murdoch tweeted Thursday: "Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming."White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he didn't know whether Obama was aware of the tweet."I did note that Mr. Murdoch tweeted an...
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Only handful of US-trained Syrians fighting IS

...longer to get things done, but it must be this way if we are to achieve lasting and positive effects."White House press secretary Josh Earnest said it's easy for critics to "play Monday morning quarterback" on the training program's slow...
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Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

...biggest price are minority communities that are already facing crime challenges."Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the president's thinking on the importance of protecting law enforcement through efforts...
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Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

...president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his...
Regional News
Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...Campbell said Afghan forces have faltered at times, but they have shown no evidence of "fracturing."White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the future U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan would be determined by a variety of factors, including...
Nation and World
Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

...The right of conscientious objection isn't necessarily the right of conscientious obstruction."White House press secretary Josh Earnest noted that Obama said this weekend that "our religious freedom doesn't grant us the freedom to deny...
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