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  • Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery

    Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery
    On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission. RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...
  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. The draft bill, first obtained by The Associated Press,...
  • Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program. Cruz described Common Core as "national standards...
  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said on Friday that America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, told conservatives that the next race for the...
  • Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics

    Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in first-to-vote Iowa, marching on stage in shirt sleeves to wow Republicans and...
  • Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door...
  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner'...
  • Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds

    Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds
    California voters overwhelmingly oppose a tuition increase at University of California campuses, even if that forces the colleges to cut spending or accept more out-of-state students who pay higher fees, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times...
  • Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target

    Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target
    L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style. His office bought its own city truck to pick up abandoned sofas and trash across the 4th District. During a downpour, the Los Angeles Downtown News reported that he personally...
  • News Guide: What the FCC's 'net neutrality' vote means

    Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next: ____ THE ISSUE Net...
  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. But in...