Coast Guard Port Security Units are also deployed overseas to help protect ports where U.S. assets may be based
Qs to WWR about why Coast Guard is in Persian Gulf. Coasties have been there for decades & fall under orders of Navy when a POTUS says so
Thursday: no public events on President's schedule; meets w/HHS Sec. Burwell. Friday preview: fundraisers

1917: Wilson heckled by suffragists...



Ten Things to Know Today: Aug. 25

1. Islamists release an American journalist in Syria An al Qaeda affiliate in Syria — the Nusra Front — unexpectedly freed American freelance journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, nearly two years after he was kidnapped. Curtis' release came less than a week after the beheading of another U.S. reporter, James Foley, by the more radical Islamist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Qatar, a...

Mind the Gap: Gender Gap Persists With Dems, GOP

BY Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley
  By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Sabato's Crystal Ball   News reports that deem a gender gap in polling noteworthy -- with women as more Democratic and men as more Republican -- are...


  EARTH'S climate is changing, whether you like it or not. As it does, other changes—like rising sea levels or falling crop yields—follow. It is easy to see how this might lead to conflict. Competition for ever scarcer resources such as arable land and its bounty can turn ugly. As the...

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