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  • Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]

    Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]
    Dear Diary: Looks as though our folks must finally come clean on Benghazi. In my defense, the attack on our consulate occurred in the middle of my re-election campaign. Mitt Romney and the Republicans were banging me pretty good about foreign policy...
  • Europe changing shape whichever way Scotland goes

    PARIS (Reuters) - Whatever the outcome of this week's Scottish referendum on independence, the shape of Europe is changing as power ebbs away from old nation states, sparking a backlash in some places. If Scots vote "Yes" to splitting from England...
  • Once again, Obama trumpets half-hearted call to unsaid war

    In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic lows. But...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Toronto mayor Rob Ford: 'I guess the good Lord wants me somewhere else'

    Toronto mayor Rob Ford: 'I guess the good Lord wants me somewhere else'
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumor was "not good." Ford, a larger-than-life...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Crist team explores Medicaid expansion

    Crist team explores Medicaid expansion
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said his team is researching the prospect that he could sign an executive order on his first day in office to immediately and unilaterally expand the state's Medicaid program to cover uninsured Floridians....
  • Going vegan was winning move for South Florida congressman

    Going vegan was winning move for South Florida congressman
    Congressman Ted Deutch knows he's never going to attract special interest campaign contributions from Pork PAC, the political arm of the National Pork Producers Council, or Beef PAC, the political committee of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. It'...
  • Politics at play as Clermont votes to get rid of red-light cameras

    Politics at play as Clermont votes to get rid of red-light cameras
    Well done, Tim Bates. The Clermont City Council member did something that few elected officials have the maturity to tackle these days: Admit he was wrong and give credit to a colleague who voted against him. Bates said during last week's meeting that...
  • Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

    Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel
    As he sat recently on a stage under bright lights waiting to do a television interview, Ald. Bob Fioretti tugged on his necktie, the knot neatly propped up by a tie bar under his collar. He adjusted his earpiece, and a producer asked him if he was ready....
  • Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'

    Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'
    Ald. Robert Fioretti today launched his campaign for mayor, declaring that all Mayor Rahm Emanuel had delivered to Chicagoans was “tough luck.”   Before a half-filled gymnasium of about 150 people at East-West University in the South Loop,...