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  • Gov. Tom Corbett on defense over school spending

    As polls have predicted for more than a year, education funding has become the most tangible issue for voters in the upcoming governor's election. The candidates know it, as evidenced by commercials and news conferences across Pennsylvania. For the...
  • Democrats use the "I" word to dial up dollars

    Democrats use the "I" word to dial up dollars
    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And, "Today: the White House...
  • Stop the suffering -- expand Medicaid

    Florida has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates in the country when it comes to children without health-care coverage. Meanwhile, every day, according to its budget analysts, Florida turns its back on $10 million in federal tax...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • What should Obama do about Russia and the INF Treaty? Channel Reagan.

    The U.S. government concluded this week that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a prohibited cruise missile. The question now is what to do. Withdrawal from the treaty would be a mistake. The INF Treaty required...
  • Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain

    Spain's prime minister failed to strike a compromise Wednesday with the pro-independence leader of Catalonia to keep the northeast region from holding a November referendum on breaking away from Spain. Catalan President Artur Mas traveled to Madrid...
  • Woman accused of aiding terrorist group is released pending trial

    SEATTLE A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support. The...
  • White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

    White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza
    The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire. The U.S....
  • Exclusive: Cuomo intervened in BNP deal to get $1 billion more for NY state fund

    (Reuters) - Only days before U.S. authorities reached a landmark $8.97 billion settlement with BNP Paribas over the bank's dealings with countries subject to U.S. sanctions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened to ensure the state government got a...
  • Businessman says helped ex-Virginia governor, wife as part of 'business relationship'

    Businessman says helped ex-Virginia governor, wife as part of 'business relationship'
    RICHMOND Va (Reuters) - The businessman at the heart of a corruption trial involving former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified on Wednesday he helped them out with gifts and loans strictly for the benefit of his dietary...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...