Early Bird Headlines 22 March 2015
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- Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer (The New York Times) Only a software update is needed.
- Obama Vows Not To Sign A Budget Bill That Doesn’t Fix Sequestration (Huffington Post) President Obama has drawn a sharp line in the sand before the next big battle over funding the government, pledging his opposition to any bill that does not alleviate the spending cuts scheduled to become law this fall.
- Sen. Ted Cruz will reportedly announce plans for presidential bid Monday (Fox News)
- Christie Administration Won’t Give Lawmaker Details On Exxon Settlement (International Business Times) State settled an $8.9 billion contamination suit against Exxon Mobil for $225 million.
- Petraeus: The Islamic State isn’t our biggest problem in Iraq (The Washington Post) The General says the biggest problem is the Shiite militias, basically surrogates for Iran.
- A New Year In Iran (The New Yorker) The U.S. and Iran seem closer today than any time since 1979. But getting an agreement with Tehran may be far easier than winning approval in Washington.
- In Putin’s Nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as Cultural Diplomat (The New York Times) Great-great-grandson of the novelist advises Putin.
- South Korea, China and Japan revive talks after historical, territorial disputes (Fox News)
- China Sees Bright Spots In Slowing Economy, Vice Premier Says (International Business Times)
- Obama expected Tuesday to announce change in US troop withdraw (Fox News) New Afghan government is pressing for support commitment.
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