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  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • Oberweis on ISIL

    Oberweis on ISIL
    In Lynn Sweet's Sun-Times column this morning: OBERWEIS AWOL ON ISIL VOTE ¬†Congress now is off until after the midterm elections, in which Durbin is running against GOP nominee Jim Oberweis. ¬†Thursday’s Senate vote was the most important one...
  • Poll: Virginians say Redskins name is just fine

    A new poll out this morning finds widespread support for the name "Redskins," which is the subject of a marketing campaign geared toward telling people the name totally isn't racist. From the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport...
  • The US goes to war; Congress goes on break.

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 18: Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack...
  • Kansas ruling could be crucial in battle for US Senate

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Friday, Sept. 19: Thanks to a sensible Kansas Supreme Court decision Thursday, the eyes of the nation over the next seven weeks will be on the state's U.S. Senate election. We're happy to see...
  • Congress needs to increase the minimum wage

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Sept. 18: A vibrant economy requires consumers who are able to earn enough to provide for their families as well as employers who are able to make a profit. Consider that...
  • Rowland Defense: Case About Trying To Buy Seat In Congress

    Rowland Defense: Case About Trying To Buy Seat In Congress
    NEW HAVEN – John G. Rowland's prosecutors argued Thursday that the former three-term governor has struck at one of the underpinnings of free and fair elections and they urged jurors who have watched and listened through two weeks of trial to find...
  • Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to India

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama nominated former State Department official Richard Verma as U.S. ambassador to India on Thursday, just ahead of a visit to Washington by new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a White House statement said....
  • Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday was poised to approve President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants. A successful Senate vote on the measure, which passed the House of Representatives on...
  • White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
  • Obama declines weapons to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON The president of Ukraine came to Washington Thursday seeking special ally status and lethal aid to fight the Russians. He walked away with neither but declared he was happy to get what he did get, new non-lethal aid. "I'm getting everything...