Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Miller in Alaska's Republican Senate Primary

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_dadc84e38a.jpgJohn Moore/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed Tea Party favorite Joe Miller in Alaska's Republican Senate primary. The former Vice Presidential nominee also endorsed Miller in 2010, when he won the GOP primary against Senator Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski THE ended up defeating Miller in a successful write-in campaign.

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Obama Discusses Affording Higher Education in Weekly Address

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_10958076c3.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama pointed to the upcoming start of a new school year and the importance of higher education. "In today's economy," the president said, "whether you go to a four-year college, a community college, or a professional training program, some higher education is the surest ticket to the middle class."

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GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Doug Collins Urges Democrats in Senate to Act

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_4823a35ee7.jpgOffice of Congressman Doug Collins (WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican address, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia urged the Democratic Senate to act on jobs bills that have been passed in the Republican-held House of Representatives. Collins says in his statement that Democratic inaction in the Senate is the cause of much of the Washington gridlock in terms of jobs efforts.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted for Abuse of Official Powers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_6e29e8a838.jpgABC/Matthew Putney (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County, Texas, on accusations that he abused his official powers. The indictment was announced by Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum on Friday night. The indictment document lists two charges, abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

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Pentagon: Evacuation of Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq 'Far Less Likely'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_0b100aafa9.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- An evacuation of thousands of refugees who were forced onto Mt. Sinjar in Iraq is "far less likely" after an assessment by United States Marines, Special Forces and the USAID disaster assistance relief team, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Less than 20 personnel briefly landed on the mountain, where thousands of Yazidis are trapped and facing a humanitarian crisis.

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