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  • UN, US praise Congo parliament after approval of amended law

    KINSHASA, Congo The United Nations and U.S. praised the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament for approving an amended version of an electoral law as calm returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after protests last week that left as many as 40 people dead....
  • Who's the best?

    As the Patriots and the Seahawks vie for supremacy on the football field this weekend, I confess that I am more interested in what will be served at our friends' Super Bowl party than in who wins the game. It's not that I don't like football, or...
  • Greek election result reflects growing European backlash against austerity policies

    The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties and groups outside the mainstream like Syriza, which triumphed in Greece on Sunday after pledging to...
  • Criticism of Netanyahu's planned US speech mounts in Israel

    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing growing criticism in Israel for a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, accused by his political rivals of damaging ties with Washington to promote his election campaign. Netanyahu...
  • Blatter goads UEFA for lack of courage to oppose him in FIFA presidential election

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him. Blatter tells CNN that opposition to him is led by UEFA but "they don't have the courage to come in" the election fight. The interview...
  • A Texas-sized GOP race for president

    WASHINGTON How many Texans does it take to run for president? Well, five, apparently. The Lone Star State, always ready with bragging rights and deep pockets, is laying claim to five Republican candidates with Texas connections who are testing the...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Speculation for the next president has already begun

    WASHINGTON It's still a couple of months until Spring but already potential Republican presidential candidates are pushing their way through the frozen tundra like so many crocuses for an election still two years off. The list of would be wannabes seems...
  • Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?

    Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?
    To the editor: I appreciate Michael Hiltzik's column about the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. ("Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns," Jan. 24) As a retired history professor, I used to enjoy debating with my...
  • Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire

    Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire
    After watching some of the speeches delivered by would-be Republican presidential contenders over the weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s conservative confab in Des Moines, I got to wondering how long it will take Republicans to field a female...
  • Kerry in Nigeria met with main presidential candidates, condemned Boko Haram violence

    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by...
  • Attorney general nominee's race rhetoric gets new look

    WASHINGTON Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch stood before a Baptist congregation and criticized a "morally lost" society where minorities were taking to the streets to protest injustice and police violence. "There is a poverty of spirit afflicting America...