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  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after king's death

    President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday. The scheduling shift, announced just...
  • Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed Sunday to designate 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, setting off a battle with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and gas drilling in pristine areas of northern Alaska. The move...
  • In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred

    In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred
    This is a city of 47 square miles, 800,000 people and millions of deeply held, fiercely fought convictions. Spilling down its hillsides to the westernmost edge of the country, San Francisco is the closest thing to an East Coast enclave set along the...
  • Joe Ganim: Is He Back?

    Joe Ganim: Is He Back?
    BRIDGEPORT – After 12 years in the wilderness – seven of them in prison – ever-popular former Mayor Joseph P. Ganim still can rattle the political world with a few, well placed words. Such as, "I'm truly sorry." He did it Jan. 1 when...
  • Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%

     Mayor Garcetti seeks to cut civilian injury-leave pay about 25%
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is seeking roughly a 25% cut in the pay that city civilian workers receive while on injury leave, an unusually generous benefit that critics say has contributed to increasing taxpayer costs. In an interview, Garcetti...
  • Coping with climate change

    Coping with climate change
    A recent letter to the editor points out that a solution to climate change is available that could be supported by Republicans ("Carbon fee is bipartisan solution to climate change," Jan 22). It's revenue-neutral (no new taxes), uses conservative, free-...
  • Sarah Palin says she's 'seriously interested' in 2016 campaign

    Sarah Palin says she's 'seriously interested' in 2016 campaign
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is "seriously interested" in running for the White House in 2016. "You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested," Palin said, when asked to clarify...
  • GOP should realize culture wars ignore middle class

    There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over … abortion and rape. I'm not kidding. In a week when President Obama...
  • Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush

    Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush
    The 2016 presidential contest descended upon Iowa on Saturday in a marathon bout of political speed-dating that did little to clarify the vast choices likely to face Republican voters over the next year. In 20-minute bursts of staccato flirting, more...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • Mayo: Gov. Scott stumbles again

    Mayo: Gov. Scott stumbles again
    When the history of 21st century Florida is written, one of the great mysteries will be Gov. Rick Scott. As in: How did this guy get elected twice? I suppose detractors often ask the same thing about our last two presidents, Barack Obama and George W....