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"This is a critical moment for the region," says Clinton. "Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace."
Clinton traveled to the region to help bring an end to the fighting that has left hundreds killed and injured, with most of the casualties on the Palestinian side. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to the deal after speaking to President Obama by phone.
"I would like to say a special thanks to President Obama for allowing Israel to defend itself and for the support of the iron dome," says Netanyahu. "Also to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and also to Egypt for help in achieving this cease fire."
The White House releasing details of that call between the President and the Israeli Prime Minister, where Obama expressed his appreciation to Netanyahu for working with the new Egyptian government to reach a cease fire. The Commander in Chief also reiterating his commitment to Israel's security, making it clear no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians. Adding he is committed to seeking additional funding for the iron dome and other U.S/Israeli missile defense programs, as well as helping Israel deal with the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza. The President also calling Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to thank him for his efforts in helping to broker the cease fire and to express his commitment to the relationship between Egypt and the U.S. along the Israel/Gaza border.
Thursday, November 22 2012, 03:00 AM CST
Vanderbilt poll: Tennesseans oppose online tax
May 21, 2013 17:59 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new Vanderbilt University poll finds a majority of Tennesseans oppose the state enforcing online sales taxes, though respondents were split on whether the current system is fair to local businesses.
Fifty-five percent said that taxing online sales is a bad idea, while 38 percent said it would be good policy.
The U.S. Senate earlier this month passed a bill to empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases, but the measure faces a tough sell in the House. The change is supported by Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
But Haslam enjoys a 63 percent approval rating among the 813 registered voters surveyed in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.