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  • Obama in Berlin

    There are times when all a president of the United States must want to do is to get away from it all. Far away. An ocean away. Not just for a weekend at Camp David or a fundraiser in San Francisco. But off to some place where it really doesn't matter what...
  • The darling becomes the pariah

    There's a new scarlet letter in town. Actually, it's the same letter -- "A" -- but it stands for a different word that's increasingly regarded as shameful: Austerity. The darling idea of 2010 and 2011 has become the pariah concept of 2012. Once a...
  • Breakout from politics of the past

    The "Faith and Freedom" Coalition held a gathering last week in Washington, D.C. It resembled many similar conservative assemblies: mostly white male speakers, a mostly white, middle-age audience and mostly full of attacks on President Obama, liberals,...
  • Snowden a fool, not a spy

    It would make things so much easier for everyone if Edward Snowden were working for China. And that's certainly a possibility. His decision to flee to Hong Kong -- a Chinese vassal -- was an odd one, given that China is hardly a bulwark of transparency...
  • Every day is Earth Day for Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

    Every day is Earth Day for Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
    Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground. "There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
  • White House: Arms to Syrian rebels due 'in the weeks to come'

    White House: Arms to Syrian rebels due 'in the weeks to come'
    WASHINGTON- -The White House said Friday that it will take weeks to deliver weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels despite the rising death toll in the civil war and pleas for speedy assistance from anti-government forces. The United States has created...
  • Obama welcomes Taliban assent to Afghanistan talks

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Calling for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Taliban’s surprise agreement to negotiate directly with U.S. officials toward ending America&...
  • The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'

    Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles' Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

    Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum
    WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
  • European leaders take on corporate tax avoidance

    LONDON -- European leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to clamp down on multinational companies that exploit loopholes or set up complex accounting schemes to lower their tax bills. Taking on an issue that has also become...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...