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  • Obama put's politics first, border security second

    All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For Drugs"...
  • Don't politicize the plight of the kids at the border

    Character asserts itself in times of crisis. That is certainly the case with the refugee debacle at the border. Tens of thousands of Central American children are passing through Mexico into the United States and presenting themselves to immigration...
  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • Bundy ranch standoff galvanized right-wing radicals, report says

    Bundy ranch standoff galvanized right-wing radicals, report says
    Radical conservatives in the U.S. have been energized by the armed standoff between federal officials and right-wing militiamen at the Bundy ranch in Nevada in April, according to a new report by an extremist watchdog group. The Southern Poverty Law...
  • Federal judge refuses to stay execution of Arizona death row inmate

    A federal judge has rejected a bid to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row prisoner who contended that secrecy over the state's lethal injection protocol violated his 1st Amendment rights. U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake ruled...
  • Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.

    Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.
    After the coffee. Before accepting that I have to work this weekend. The Skinny: I've never been one to get excited by meeting famous people but I did get a little thrill out of chatting with Dave Grohl on Thursday about Washington, D.C., back in the...
  • Maryland's storm-water pollution efforts faulted

    Maryland's storm-water pollution efforts faulted
    Environmental groups have gone to court in an attempt to force state regulators to strengthen orders given to Baltimore City and three of Maryland's largest counties to curtail their storm-water pollution. A hearing was scheduled in Prince George's...
  • Breaking a vicious cycle [Editorial]

    Breaking a vicious cycle  [Editorial]
    For far too many young people who get caught up in the criminal justice system, an arrest or conviction for even a minor, non-violent offense can become a one-way ticket to a shrunken future that slams the door on opportunities for the rest of their...
  • House backs extending business depreciation tax break

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted 258-160 on Friday to extend permanently a business tax break dealing with deductions for depreciating certain capital investments, a move that would cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $287 billion...
  • Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

    Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of...
  • No sympathy for federal prosecutor in marijuana case

    To the editor: I really sympathized with the Department of Justice lawyer profiled in your article about a recent federal medical marijuana prosecution. ("Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor," July 9) Sure, it may be...