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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...
  • Ann McFeatters: Conservatives confused about Common Core

    We need to get to the core of Common Core or we won't understand much of what the 25 (and counting) Republican presidential candidates are saying for the next year and a half. Some of them were for the Core before they were against it. Others were...
  • Obama's 'lead from behind' strategy has US in full retreat

    "Leading from behind." A White House official coined that phrase in 2011 to describe President Obama's Libyan policy. His political opponents quickly seized on that characterization as an apt metaphor for how the president conducts foreign policy....
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Netanyahu invite is baldest example of Obama disdain

    With minimal exceptions, the political goals of President Barack Obama's congressional Republican opponents have been clear from the start: prevent significant achievements. Ever since his 2009 inauguration, they've eagerly resisted every major Obama...
  • Christopher Flavelle: Obama's first surrender on inequality push

    The White House is right: Abandoning President Barack Obama's proposal to end the tax exemption for some college savings accounts doesn't much affect the budget. But his reversal in the face of widespread criticism matters a lot from another perspective:...
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch moves closer to confirmation

    Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job. Thursday's hearing brings a roster of outside witnesses to...
  • Study warns more health insurers using high drug copays to dissuade enrollment by sickest

    Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. One of the...
  • Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

    WASHINGTON Ordinary tourists could start dreaming up itineraries for trips to Cuba under legislation that senators will introduce on Thursday. The bill to end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba will be announced Thursday at a...
  • Can Israel survive?

    Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-...
  • Obama again seeks to end budget cuts made in sequester deal

    Obama again seeks to end budget cuts made in sequester deal
    President Obama will revive his push to reverse billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts that took effect in 2013 as part of a last-resort deficit deal, the White House said Thursday as officials began to tease out pieces of the president's 2016...
  • Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff

    Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still has a ways to go to persuade city voters to give him a second term next month and allow him to avoid a politically risky runoff contest in April, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey showed the mayor at 42 percent...