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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Obama's Second Term, Capitol News, UConn Sports

    In the first segment, Stan talks with University of Hartford associate professor Bilal Sekou about some of the controversial issues that have arisen during President Barack Obama's second term. Up next, Christine Stewart of www.ctnewsjunkie.com talks...
  • Tax showdown: Congress nears deal to avoid hikes, Obama vows veto

    WASHINGTON Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike. The White House called it a bad deal and vowed a veto, though it faces a tougher Congress in...
  • Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary: sources

    Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the...
  • Domestic pressures in U.S., Iran threaten slow-moving nuclear talks

    A seven-month extension in talks between world powers and Iran on a deal to curb its nuclear program emboldened critics in Washington and Tehran, threatening to undermine further talks. After failing to clinch an agreement that would limit Iran's nuclear...
  • Social media bring Ferguson to the world

    PHILADELPHIA The night of Ferguson was a study, according to someone who is there, in "how social media make everything everyone's business, whether you want that or not." Ferguson Democratic committeewoman Patricia Bynes, speaking by phone from...
  • If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?

    If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?
    After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief. It is not a new role, but as he shared a split-...
  • Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide observations about racism in U.S.

    For China's state media, the violence in Ferguson, Mo., was an opportunity to point out the type of rights abuses the United States and its Western allies often accuse Beijing authorities of committing. In Russia, which faces accusations of violating...
  • 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...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Holder says Justice Department helping to isolate violent protesters in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department is helping local officials and citizens in Ferguson identity and isolate people committing violence during demonstrations in that city and surrounding areas. Holder made that...
  • By doing nothing, GOP forces Obama to act on immigration

    By doing nothing, GOP forces Obama to act on immigration
    President Obama took action on the immigration issue. He was not the first president to take executive action on immigration and probably won't be the last. This is something he has promised to do. He waited more than a year for House Speaker John Boehner...