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Obama deploys 100 U.S. military personnel to central Africa

October 14, 2011 President Obama has authorized the deployment of about 100 U.S. troops and military personnel to advise forces in central Africa fighting to remove Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, from the battlefield. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Obama outlined the LRA's suspected atrocities and...

Poll: One-third of veterans say Iraq, Afghanistan wars weren't worth fighting

October 5, 2011 One-third of post-9/11 veterans do not believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting for, according to a Pew Research Center poll. An almost equal number -- 34 percent -- said both wars have been worth it. When asked about the wars separately, half of post-9/11 veterans said...

White House gets its first female chief usher

October 4, 2011 There's a new person in charge of making sure the fridge at the White House is stocked with the Obamas' favorite food. Angella Reid, the general manager of the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Va., is taking over as chief usher of the White House and director of the president's executive...

Postal workers' ad campaign blames USPS woes on Congress

September 19, 2011 The American Postal Workers Union is pushing ahead with an ad campaign meant to inform people about what it says are the real reasons the U.S. Postal Service is in such dire straits. The ads, which will run for two months on CNN, MSNBC and Fox, pin the blame on...

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