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  • Correction: Vatican-Palestinians story

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story May 16 about Pope Francis meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, The Associated Press erroneously omitted two words when quoting the pope. Francis told Abbas "you are a bit an angel of peace," not "you are...
  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments. Kerry blamed North Korea for continuing to break promises, make threats and...
  • Warren expands criticism of Obama's trade agenda to labor rights

    WASHINGTON Sen. Elizabeth Warren expanded her criticism of President Barack Obama's trade agenda, arguing on Monday that the U.S. has consistently failed to enforce rules promoting labor rights abroad. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, released a staff...
  • How Bill Clinton's political legacy is causing problems for Hillary

    WASHINGTON With Bill Clinton's approval rating surpassing both his wife's and the current president's, he would seem like an ideal surrogate for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He also, however, comes with political baggage in the form of a...
  • Democratic fissure on trade jeopardizes Obama's plans

    WASHINGTON Ami Bera had welcome news when he visited the White House last month. The second-term Democratic congressman from Elk Grove, Calif., told President Barack Obama that he would back his request for fast-track trade promotion authority, a plan to...
  • Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks

    Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks
    President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
  • Pope calls Palestinian leader "angel of peace" during visit

    Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians as it prepares to canonize two 19th century nuns from the region....
  • James Bacchus: Give Obama ability to get the best deals:

    James Bacchus: Give Obama ability to get the best deals:
    Soon after my first election to the Congress, I volunteered, as a Democrat, to help secure trade-negotiating authority for a Republican, the first President George Bush. I was a former trade negotiator for the United States. So I knew that every...
  • Democrats don't want to give up leverage on US trade measures

    WASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said members of their party don't want to give up their leverage on trade legislation by voting now to give President Barack Obama the negotiating authority he wants. Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?
    Here's a look at some common questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious...
  • 'The Victory With No Name': Native Americans win the battle but lose the war

    "The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army" by Colin G. Calloway; Oxford University Press (224 pages, $24.95). "The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army" by Colin G....