|1:42 PM, Sep 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of State John Kerry will make "climate change ... a foreign policy priority," the State Department announced in press release. "Secretary Kerry Elevates Climate Change at UN General Assembly," the press release is titled.
"Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. leadership on climate change action this coming week during the UN General Assembly in New York," reads the release.
1:23 PM, Sep 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, later this afternoon at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Matt Lee of Associated Press reports on Twitter:
10:19 AM, Sep 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden spent the weekend in Aspen at a private equity conference. That's a fact the White House tried to downplay.
This is his how Biden's official public schedule read:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:10 AM, Sep 20, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
If you know how many months there are in a “considerable time,” you will know exactly when Janet Yellen and her colleagues on the Federal Reserve Board’s monetary policy committee plan to begin raising interest rates.
9:55 AM, Sep 20, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare. On the flip side, people who like Obamacare really don’t care about it very much. That’s a bad combination for pro-Obamacare candidates.
7:42 AM, Sep 20, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Although President Obama has been unequivocal that US forces will not return to Iraq for "boots on the ground" combat, some in his administration (Gen.
3:26 PM, Sep 19, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Ben Casselman and Reuben Fischer-Baum of 538 have gone inside the numbers (as they say) of the economic recovery and their findings are not comforting.
2:08 PM, Sep 19, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at U.S. Aid's 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum Friday and gave a stark warning about "500-year" drought conditions around the world that he says are a result of climate change. He went so far as to say that "[t]here are people killing each other over water in certain parts of the world," and part of the solution lies in a "low-carbon economy" [emphasis added]:
1:32 PM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
As the military prepares to take on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a review ... of the military's ties to the National Football League. This comes "in the wake of the scandal over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players," reports CNN.
11:13 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a women's conference in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden touted Bob Packwood, a politician brought down by a sexual harassment scandal:
Hosted by Michael Graham.10:35 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on ISIS, the White House's response, and Democrats and the 2014 elections.
10:12 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama has released a statement praising Scotland's vote to remain with the United Kingdom.
"We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy," says Obama in a prepared statement.
10:08 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski reports that Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke plagiarized portions of her "Invest for Success" jobs plan:
10:03 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A fascinating interview on CNBC with Alibaba chair Jack Ma, whose company will go public today in New York:
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