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Obama Seeks To Cut Troop Level In Afghanistan To 5,000 By End Of 2015

By Christi Parsons and David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is planning to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. ends its combat mission this year, but will quickly cut that number roughly in half by the end of 2015, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Obama plans on […]

May 27, 2014

U.S. Senate Weighs NASA Decision To Restrict Ties With Russia

By Mark K. Matthews, Orlando Sentinel WASHINGTON — The granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower — the man who founded NASA at the start of the Cold War — on Wednesday warned that NASA was making a “counterproductive and damaging” mistake by restricting ties with Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Speaking before a U.S. Senate panel, […]

April 10, 2014

‘Job Creator’ To Eliminate 30,000 Jobs

Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, plans to cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in an effort to save $5 billion per year. These cuts, many of which the company expects to come through eliminating unfilled positions, will follow up 6,000 job cuts that the bank has already made through the […]

September 12, 2011

Congressional Republicans Plan To Slash UN Funding

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Republican chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced a bill today that would cut American contributions to the United Nations and punish any UN organizations that go along with next month’s planned UN vote on Palestinian statehood. The bill would abolish the compulsory fees that the U.S. currently pays the […]

August 31, 2011