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  • Israeli president criticizes divisive Jewish nation-state bill

    Israel's president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers' vision of equality for Arab citizens. The bill...
  • Sarkozy hopes to crush party rivals in French come-back test

    Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of running for a new French presidential term in 2017 face a crucial first test on Saturday as members of his crisis-ridden conservative UMP party vote for a new leader. Sarkozy, who has watched impatiently from the sidelines...
  • Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

    Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa is...
  • Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition

    Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition
    Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power. Since the students...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says

    In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying...
  • Democrats erred by pushing health care overhaul, Schumer says

    WASHINGTON Breaking ranks, one of the nation's top Democrats said Tuesday that the party made a major political mistake when it pushed a health care overhaul instead of programs directly benefiting the middle class. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York,...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • What's Next For Former House Speaker Chris Donovan?

    Three years ago, Chris Donovan was one of the most powerful men in state government on the cusp of leaving Hartford for the halls of Congress. Then the finance director of his congressional campaign was arrested in an influence peddling scheme. Donovan,...
  • Democrats must refine message on economy

    Democrats must refine  message on economy
    WASHINGTON — To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity, and the 2016 presidential election will be more...