Joint session to consider confirmations canceled

...confirmation members of Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet and his appointments to boards and commissions.The Senate majority press secretary said the decision to cancel was made by House and Senate leadership.The joint session had been scheduled for Friday...
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...young men also have been kidnapped and forced to fight for Boko Haram. Those who refuse are killed.White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. has helped Nigerian security forces counter the threat by Boko Haram and also helped...
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Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS from the international coalition to "finish" them. "We want to see more," he said.But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said al-Abadi made no specific request for additional military assistance.Speaking to reporters at...
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...the move could endanger plans to ultimately lift sanctions on Iran as part of a proposed nuclear deal.White House press secretary Josh Earnest said unity and coordination with nations like Russia is critical to the success of the negotiations...
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Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two the shootout. It was not immediately clear if the fatality he was referring to was the attacker.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, when asked about the shooting, said it "underscores that Afghanistan continues to be a dangerous...
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GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...decision to undercut our president and circumvent our constitutional system offends me as a matter of principle."Press secretary Josh Earnest said "the rush to war, or at least the rush to the military option, that many Republicans are advocating...
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Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant

...chapter. The national group said it was "embarrassed" by the "unacceptable and racist" behavior.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the efforts by the university and the national fraternity to repudiate the racist comments were...
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Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...GOP-led majority's priorities to the public. The majority caucus has 15 members, including one Democrat.Majority press secretary Carolyn Kuckertz said Tuesday that the press shop is down one person from last year and hiring Pierre on contract...
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

...Sullivan's spokesman is Mike Anderson, who was also the spokesman for Sullivan's campaign. He has also served as press secretary for Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska."I am excited that Joe, DeLynn and Mike...
Roger Goodell's mission to measure up anything I've ever seen in politics," recalls George Mitrovich, a former RFK aide who was then Goodell's press secretary. On the plane back to Washington, the senator told aides he wanted to talk to several prominent antiwar leaders...


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