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Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

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President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American’s heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Should Congress redefine gov’t savings? Quimbo thinks it should

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Romero Quimbo

The House of Representatives should amend its definition of savings in the budget law so as to allow the use of these funds even after the practice was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, a lawmaker said Tuesday.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Not even a bomb can stop reform

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, gestures as he is applauded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. during the start of his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-political dynasty bill to affect many aspirants in 2016 polls–solon

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Many politicians with presidential ambitions, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, won’t be able to run in 2016 if the anti-political dynasty bill is passed into law in its current version, a lawmaker said Monday.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leftwing activists clash with police

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PHOTO BY FRANCES MANGOSING

Policemen armed with shields, truncheon, and water cannon clashed with thousands of leftwing protesters Monday who tried to march towards the Batasang Pambansa to show disgust over the fifth State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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