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  • How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest

    How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest
    Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent.  The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
  • Politics as Usual

    Casey prepares for trade fight Democratic President Barack Obama has been tussling with Republicans over a series of issues since Congress returned last month: the Keystone XL pipeline, health care, immigration. Now he's about to hear it from several...
  • Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza

    Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza
    Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip. The move came before an examination of Israeli...
  • Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement

    Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement
    Oak Park residents voted in favor of a nonbinding referendum proposal that calls upon village government to reject an international trade agreement because of concerns about how the negotiations are taking place. With all precincts reporting, 73.5...
  • Trade agreement would aid former U.S. enemies

    I completely agree with Rick Daugherty's Your View regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Over the last 40 years, these types of agreements have eliminated many U.S. jobs and have lowered our standard of living, while providing little...
  • Trade pacts threaten U.S. sovereignty

    In the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, or fast-track approval, for two new NAFTA-style trade agreements. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks. Fast track...
  • U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims

    U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims
    The ongoing diplomatic back-and-forth between the United States and Russia would have you believe that the future viability of the history-making Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is nil. That would represent a major setback for arms control...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal
    As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant...
  • U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring

    U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring
    The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba. Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found. Law enforcement...
  • Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

    Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel
    Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
  • New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. NATO...