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Jul 29, 2011

The uprising in Syria has incurred the ire of President Barack Obama and his administration.

"(Syrian President Bashar Assad is a leader) whose rule relies on terror, theft, and torture,” Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs of Jeffrey Feltman told a Congressional hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affair’s Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia Wednesday.

Feltman added Assad has no chance in outlasting the repeated protests that have led many Syrians to flee the country.

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Jul 29, 2011

Judge Evan Jonathan Wallach of the International Trade Court has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama.

Judge Wallach has served on the U.S. Court of International Trade since 1995. He was nominated to the position when Judge Arthur Gajarsa retired.

“Judge Wallach has distinguished himself throughout his legal career in both the public and private sectors,” said Obama in a statement.

Jul 28, 2011

President Barack Obama still has more than a year before the next election but national polls released recently show he may have some work to do if he wants to keep his job.

According to National Journal, every major survey has the president with higher unfavorables than favorables with his overall ratings declining over the past two months.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, a Pew Research Center poll found that the president held a 41 percent to 40 percent advantage over the yet-to-be-named Republican candidate.

Jul 28, 2011

While President Obama continues to haggle with Congress over the debt crisis, House Speaker John Boehner is urging Republicans to come together in passing the House GOP debt bill.

According to CNN, Boehner led a tension-filled meeting behind closed doors with House GOP leaders.

Jul 25, 2011

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a sex-discrimination class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores cannot move forward.

The case, Wal-Mart Stores Inc v.