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  • Obama, family head into DC for Mexican dinner

    President Barack Obama and his family are having a Mexican meal away from the White House. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughter Malia are having Saturday dinner at Oyamel. The popular restaurant in downtown Washington is owned by celebrity chef Jose...
  • Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

     Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
    Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in...
  • B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

    B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral
    B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold...
  • US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

    Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S....
  • Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors

    The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.  Secretary of State...
  • Paul says he won't budge in preventing vote on Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that he won't strike any deal to allow a vote on renewing the Patriot Act before it expires at midnight Sunday. "So tomorrow, I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program," the Kentucky Republican...
  • Hurricane season brings hype, hope, sweaty memories

    Hurricane season brings hype, hope, sweaty memories
    When I first moved to Florida, I thought hurricane season seemed kind of exciting: howling winds outside; boozy parties inside. It all sounded like a real gas. Reality, however, smacked me upside the head with 105 mph winds. Nothing changes your...
  • Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department

    Fact-checking the terminations by Baltimore Police Department
    As the nation watched the Baltimore unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death in police custody, police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters that he had worked for years to address brutality and other misconduct on the force. "I have been a...
  • Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign. Under the...
  • Paul Ryan plans to fix Obama's human trafficking problem

    WASHINGTON House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan has a solution to President Barack Obama's human trafficking problem. The problem is an anti-slavery provision added to the Senate-passed trade package would undermine one of Obama's top...
  • Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

    A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case. "You don't really think that, do you?" U.S. District Judge Rosemary...